The Glorious Centre of Canada

Ottawa is a majestic emblem of all things Canadian. The city’s four distinct seasons invite you to go ice skating on the romantic Rideau Canal in winter, shop for fresh produce at the ByWard farmers market in summer and take longs walks through the colourful city centre in spring and autumn. The Canadian capital boasts both captivating art galleries and remarkable historic buildings unrivalled in North America. The same is true for Ottawa’s dining scene, which draws from culinary traditions from all over the globe and will have you sampling delicious, French-inspired cuisine at one moment and traditional seafood the next. While the influences might feel global, there’s more than a good chance anything you order will have been made with local ingredients. Ottawa has more than 1300 farms within the city limits, supplying the city’s restaurants with fresh produce daily and ensuring that your next bite of green is pristine.

The city’s diverse offering is also evident in the wealth of events put on each year by the bubbly Ottawans. From excellent craft beer celebrations to renowned animation festivals, you’ll find there’s rarely a day when Ottawa doesn’t put on a grand spectacle. Still, if you’d rather retreat from the hustle and bustle and while away your day shopping, you’re in luck. Ottawa has a wealth of irresistible shopping opportunities including chic, fashionable boutiques and hip record stores aplenty.

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