Ottawa Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Byward Market

    Byward Market... I just have nothing to say about this place exept it's probably the busiest place in Ottawa (which isn't much.) Nothing special here..exept maybe Beaver tails if you have never...

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  • 2. Parliament Buildings

    If you do make it to the Parliament buildings, keep an eye out for the various "grotesques" you'll see peeking out at you from all over the building. My favorite is pictured here. A worker explained...

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  • 3. Taxis: NO NO NO!

    When visiting Ottawa do not take the cab (taxi). Taxi rates are very high in Ottawa. Appearently the highest in the country. You save lots by walking of by...

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  • 4. Like any Canadian souvenirs....

    We don't walk around in Rawhide, nor do we sit in leather Teepee's or wear pelts (although I'm sure they were very popular back in the 1700 and 1800's). Good...

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  • 5. Royal Canadian Mint

    Some people might call this a "must see", but I wouldn't. I would call this a "must see if you have absolutely nothing else better to do with your time"....

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  • 6. Giant icicles

    Don't immagine your average ice icicles. Here in Canada icicles can be as large as 3 meters and over 60-Kg / piece. These usually hang from the roofs of homes...

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  • 7. Canada and the World Pavillion

    Located along Sussex Dr away from the downtown center and close to numerous foriegn embassies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and 24 Sussex, this museum is...

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  • 8. World's longest skating rink

    Not sure if this should fall under "Tourist Trap" or "Must see activity". I think it's both. The Rideau Canal is one of Ottawa's top attractions and a lot of...

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  • 9. The boat tours of the Rideau...

    The boat tours of the Rideau canal are the worst I can think of. I've never been, but the people always look bored, and hey, you can see much more by walking or...

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  • 10. The parliament is a tourist...

    The parliament is a tourist trap, but like every canadian and tourist from abroad (especially Japanese tour groups) you have to go see democracy in action! Go...

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  • 11. Vineyards Restaurant.This at...

    Vineyards Restaurant.This at one time use to be a great restaurant, but has since gone down hill.The service is poor and the food and drinks are expensive.There...

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  • 12. As much as I LOVE the National...

    As much as I LOVE the National Aviation Museum, 15$ for 3 drinks, 2 cold steamed hotdogs and 2 Jello puddings and 1 bag of chips is WAYYY too pricey..

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  • 13. Canadian souvenirs...read it...

    Canadian souvenirs...read it backwards listening to Judas Priest and you'll keep hearing: 'Tourist trap! Tourist trap!!'Well..maybe not, but you get the...

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