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Ecomuseum Zoo: Discover Québec's Wildlife in Winter
"Visit Montreal's Ecomuseum Zoo and meet more than 100 animal species from Québec. You'll also see mammals such as the Arctic Fox or the Fisher and birds such as the Golden Eagle and the Snowy Owl. Enjoy up-close encounters with very special animal ambassadors in a cozy and natural setting. During the winter the only animals you might not be able to see are the Black Bears and the Raccoons who are hibernating during the cold season. All the other animals are visible and they love snow just as much as we do!Once your visit outside is finished
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Montreal Attraction Pass
"Pick up your passeport MTL at La Vitrine culturelle and soak up tons of culture history and more by flashing it at the following Montréal attractions. Attractions included: Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Bateau-Mouche (60 minutes cruises) at the Old Port Biodôme – Space for Life Casino de Mon Museum and Historic Site McCord Museum Botanical Garden – Space for Life (including entrance to the Insectarium) Insectarium – Space for Life  (including entrance to Botanical garden) Musée d’art contemporain Montréal Museum of History and Archaeology Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium – Space for Life Stewart Museum Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Tower / Olympic Park Voiles en voiles (two hours of unlimited access"""Experience Montreal's Joie de vivre by visiting it's 23 must-see touristic and cultural attractions within a 72-hour period. This city pass does double duty for visitors: not only does it allow them to save money at major Montreal attractions but it makes getting around the city easier with a built-in chip that gives unlimited access to public transportation
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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour
"At your selected tour time you'll be picked up at your Montreal hotel -- or you can meet at the pier or Peel Street -- to begin your sightseeing tour of this amazing Canadian city. Board a comfortable coach and cruise past hundreds of historical and cultural treasures such the historic center of the city that still preserves the charm and influences of bygone eras. Soak up the French atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Port as you continue to Notre-Dame Basilica a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture and Olympia Park built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Mt Royal Park is a must-see. This scenic lookout offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river. Atop Mt Royal you'll be greeted by St Joseph's Oratory
From CAD55.00

Weather Tips (13)

No Time to be Left Out in the Cold

If you're in Ottawa in the winter time, like most places in Canada for that matter, then bring lots of warm clothes!!Sweaters, pants, winter coat, hats, mitts, scarf, boots etc. Film and other...
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Lisser
Mar 27, 2003

Proper Attire

Ottawa has one of the most messed up climates I can imagine.. It's -30C in the winter (with windchill) and +30C to +40C in the summer (with the humidex).. The humidity is crazy in the summer...
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duanestorey
Apr 07, 2003

Brrrrrr, Cooooold!

Back pack Light Boots or hiking shoes, Sweaters, Snow pants, Wind braker pants. Very warm winter coat! This is the most important. You need something light and warm that protects you from the cold...
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janika
Jan 01, 2004

You can buy pretty much everything here...but

If you're planning to spend a good amount of time outside during the Canadian winter, it's imperative you dress warmly to be a)comfortable b) safe. It's better to wear layers instead of wearing big...
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oceania26
Feb 15, 2007

want to know the weather in Ottawa

no need to have bags to pack it, just get to your computer WiFi or internet cafelog into Ottawa's info page and linkshere it's alll on one page and links to other sites. People cooperation and...
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kenHuocj
Dec 29, 2006

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Waterproof shoes, don't forget weatherproof paste.Waterproof coat etc; you will have make your car ice/snow-free more than once. Anti-flu, anti-cold stuff (I prefer Fisherman's Friend).Some...
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pieter_jan_v
Mar 01, 2010

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Lightweight is best Winter, dress warmly, sweater, hats mits, it get really freezing! If you are cold, you won't enjoy it!Summer can get really hot! Like right now in June! Bring your skis to Ottawa,...
victoriaval
Aug 26, 2002

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I took my rucksack. It was still warm when I went in October so I was wearing jeans and Tee's but I was tols that in wintwer it can be bitterly cold here. So I guess Warm weather clothing in the...
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Aragina
Aug 25, 2002

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The weather in Ottawa can be really extreme. In the winter, wear really warm heavy clothes because it is COLD! Temperatures can dip below -30 degrees Celsius (I waited 20 min. for the school bus one...
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Poohgirl_007
Aug 25, 2002

Dress for the Season!!

For god's sake, bring decent boots in the winter or you will be sliding all over the place and complaining about wet feet. In the summer, bring lightweight clothes because (contrary to popular...
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Canadian_girl
Mar 13, 2003

Clothing for all weathers

rucksack and holdall in the summer ottawa is a beautiful place and t-shirts, shorts and sandals can be worn anywhere cos its so damn hot (up in the high 20's and even 30's at times!!) - the best times...
hullian
Sep 13, 2003

In the winter.........

If you are travelling here in the winter, be prepared for some pretty cold days! Some days the wind chill can bring the temps down to -44 celcius! Best way to dress in this weather is layers, so if...
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deadites
Jan 14, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ottawa

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Parliament Hill - Supreme Court of Canada

There are two statues standing outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa - Justicia and Veritas by Walter S. Allward. The artist started making the statues in 1912 and worked on them for 8 years. Then he...
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National Arts Centre

I have been to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on two occasions, once for the extraordinary performance of the Phantom of the Opera and in May 2011 for a Rachmaninov´s Rhapsody orchestra. Both...
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Parliament Hill

Built to help commemorate Canada’s first 100 years in 1967, the Centennial Flame is a natural gas – from Alberta - flame surrounded by a fountain on which all ten of the coats of arms of Canada’s...
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National War Memorial

Dedicated in 1939 to remember the over 66,000 Canadian dead from WWI, the War Memorial would be re-dedicated in 1982 to the 44,000 who died in WWII and again in 2014 to those Canadians who had died in...
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Byward Market

Hanging in the roof of Byward market is an awesome piece of art, I love it. It is so colourful and matches perfectly the colourful atmosphere of the market. It is a cloud on which sit slaughters and...
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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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