Ottawa Things to Do

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  • 26. Festivals and Events

    Ottawa hosts over 60 festivals and events each year. One of them - Ottawa Jazz Festival (OIJF) was founded in 1980 by local musicians who wanted to throw a summertime jazz festival to celebrate and...

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  • 27. Canada Day

    On July 1st, each and every year since 1867, Ottawa lets its hair down for the biggest party in the country. Crowds flock downtown creating a giant street party. Kids (and not-so-much kids) get maple...

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  • 28. Outside Ottawa

    This place is wonderful. It feels like many little museums all linked together. And you will want to come back again and again because of the many changing exhibitions. And there are also the IMAX...

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  • 29. Corel Center

    We were given tickets to watch the hockey at the Corel Centre after Christmas 2005. It is such a huge building that holds over 20,000 people. The Ottawa Senators were playing Carolina with the...

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  • 30. Parliament Hill - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    The National War Memorial on Confederation Square is the federal memorial for all those who died in WW1, WW2 and the Korean war. The Response was unveiled in 1939. 22 figures are on the monument, they...

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  • 31. Hot air balloons

    Walking around Ottawa you might very well hear an ominous roaring sound coming from the sky. I've lived here for two decades and the hot air balloons still give me the jibblies from time to...

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  • 32. Sports - Senators, Renegades, etc.

    Ottawa once again has their own CFL team, the Ottawa Renegades.. If you drive south on Bank Street, you'll see the big stadium.. Last year was the first season for the Ottawa Renegades, and I was...

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  • 33. Rideau Centre

    The Rideau Center on Rideau street. This is the main shopping center in Ottawa and to me the only place of interest on that street wich is FILLED with pan-handlers, punks, drugged out folks and the...

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  • 34. Ottawa City Hall

    A short walk from the War Memorial on Wellington and Elgin, past the Confederation park and the National Aboriginal Veterans Memorial on left and Elgin Hotel on right, Across Laurier on left is the...

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