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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
From CAD109.00
 
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

Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Ottawa

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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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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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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 taking the public transportation (OC...
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AlexeRoy
Apr 21, 2006

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 Canadian souvenirs to buy would be 1....
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deadites
Oct 26, 2003

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". Essentially, there are two mints in Canada....
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Carmanah
Jun 02, 2003

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 and buildings. You have to be very...
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janika
Apr 16, 2003
 
 
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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 dedicated to promote and exhibit all...
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MDH
Apr 02, 2003

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 fun to skate on -- although it's outside,...
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Canadian_girl
Mar 31, 2003

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 getting on a bike. The trails along the...
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stealthman
Aug 26, 2002

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 see the history, the architecture and sit...
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pam_smiles
Aug 25, 2002

Vineyards Restaurant.<br/>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 are many other restaurants to choose...
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Zeilstra
Aug 24, 2002

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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Deus_ultima
Aug 26, 2002

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 picture..;)
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Deus_ultima
Aug 26, 2002

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Top Things to Do in Ottawa

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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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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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Ottawa and area Museums

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is often overlooked but shouldn't be. It set in a scenic location on the Ottawa river and Rideau Canal and as capital city has some world class national museums to...
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Winterlude

The official opening, the Ice scultures at work, photos of the Kids enjoying Jacques Cartier PArk, Unesco Rideau Skateway, lots and lots of Photos for that unsual one, but my Flu Shot did not work, a...
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Rideau Canal

This 123 mile-long canal was built between 1826–1832 with LTC John By of the Royal Engineers in charge. The canal was built to provide a secure supply route between Montreal and Kingston avoiding...
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National Art Gallery of Canada

Opened in 1988, the new Gallery was first formed in 1880. Several moves later and viola. The focus is on Canadian artist but there are plenty of others included. Maman is the huge bronze steel...
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Regina1965

"CANADA - OTTAWA"
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Greggor58

"My Home town.....a work in progress : o ]"
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kris-t

"O t t a w a"
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johngayton

"Definitely A Tale Of Two Cities!!"
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jamiesno

"Ottawa, Ontario! The Canadian Capital!"
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