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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 Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal
"While you’re in Montreal before or after your cruise see all of this historic city's highlights on a 3-hour sightseeing tour. After pickup from your Montreal hotel you'll travel aboard a deluxe coach and enjoy live commentary about the sights you see from your friendly knowledgeable guide. Learn about Montreal's rich history French heritage and modern-day culture as you explore Old Montreal the city's historical heart whose Old Port will take you back to the times of French colonization. Pass historic buildings on your way to Notre-Dame Basilica an impressive building whose masterful Gothic Revival architecture will captivate you.See Olympic Park
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Rideau Canal - Skating in Winter Tips (18)

World's longest skating rink

Not sure if this should fall under "Must see activity" or "Tourist Trap". I tend to think it's both. The Rideau Canal is one of Ottawa's top attractions and a lot of fun to skate on -- although it's...
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Apr 04, 2011

Beaver Tails - Best treat EVER

You cannot go skating on the Canal without also stopping in at one of the many Beaver Tail outlets for a tasty treat of a deepfried Beaver Tail.Added note IF you come at a time of the year where...
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Mar 06, 2011

Skating on the World's Largest Skating Rink

Skating on the Largest Skating Rink in the World (7.8 Km long) is great for those enjoy the outdoors. Skates can be rented for those who do not have any. There are also sleds that can be rented which...
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Feb 06, 2011

Where To Hire Skates And Other Practicalities

As a visitor it's very unlikely that you'll have brought your own skates but there are several places on the canal (and around town) where you can hire them. The main locations on the canal are at the...
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May 12, 2009

A Brief Overview

Every winter the Rideau Canal becomes the World's largest skating rink (it used to be the World's longest but seemingly Winnipeg's is now longer, but nowhere near as wide) and is a major attraction...
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May 12, 2009


If you are visiting Ottawa during the winter months and enjoy ice skating, the Rideau Canal is a MUST-SEE. The Canal is 7.8 km long and stretches from downtown out to Dows Lake. It is maintained as a...
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Dec 08, 2006

The longest Ice rink in the world: Rideau Canal

My fisrt winter in Ottawa was very exciting I could not wait to skate on the Rideau Canal. The fisrt day that the canal was open to skate i had to go and this is what I did. Ok the ice may not be the...
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Apr 18, 2006

Don't wait til March if you want to skate...

Usually, winter is far from gone in March, in Canada. Maybe it was just bad luck, but although the ice on the Canal was still thick enough for people to skate on it, it was easier to walk on it.... it...
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Mar 24, 2006

Worlds longest skating rink!

In the winter months one can grab some skates and get a good workout by skating down the worlds longest skating rink!... The rideau canal is world known for that reason! It is quite beautiful and...
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Feb 24, 2006

Skate Away

The Rideau Canal was open after Christmas. Before that it wasn't frozen enough to skate on. It is the worlds largest skating rink according to the Guiness Book of Records.It is a waterway, a canal in...
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Jan 18, 2006

The World's Longest Skating Rink

The Rideau Canal is an awesome place to go ice skating...if you're willing to brave the Ottawa winters! Bring your skates, or rent them for a nominal fee, and take off. Be sure to stop about 1km south...
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Sep 25, 2005

You MUST Skate the Canal

Skating on the Rideau Canal is an experience of a lifetime. It is several km long and you can have a relaxing day of it, stopping for beavertails along the way. I used to want to skate to school, as...
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May 27, 2005
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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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