Ottawa is Canada’s capital city and sits on the south bank of the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario across from Quebec. It is the fourth largest city in Canada and is part of Gatineau, Quebec to form the National Capital Region. Ottawa is at the confluence of three rivers, the Gatineau, Rideau and the Ottawa River. The population is almost 900,000 and the National Capital Region has a total population of over 1,200,000. It is a multicultural centre with a diverse population. Ottawa’s climate is humid continental. Although there is about 2,130 hours of (average) sunshine a year, this city gets very cold in the winter with -5°C as the average daytime high temperature. Summers are very warm with an average of 26°C.
This is a vibrant city with no shortage of things to see or do. If you enjoy an exciting nightlife there are plenty of nightclubs, entertainment, pubs, and sports bars to choose from. Take in an N.H.L. game and cheer on the Ottawa Senators. Be sure to take advantage of a myriad of recreational opportunities. A short drive into the Gatineau’s provides a wealth of outdoor adventures and intoxicating natural beauty. Ottawa has dozens of eating establishments that provide fine or casual dining and everything in between. This city is rich with culture. Museums, galleries, architectural wonders, historical landmarks and world-class exhibitions help to keep Ottawa’s past very much in the forefront. There are several museums to explore including the Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Many special events take place throughout the year and of course there are some incredible shopping opportunities that include local artisans to make any visit to Ottawa complete.
Ottawa’s Rideau Canal the World’s Largest Skating Rink
Posted November 25th, 2016
Every winter, from roughly January to late February or early March, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is transformed into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink. Read More
Toy Drives in Ottawa Share the Spirit of the Christmas
Posted November 18th, 2016
The Ottawa area has several big toy drives run by reputable organizations that help to ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive a gift during the holiday season. Read More
Where to Find Special Occasion Cards and Stationery in Ottawa
Posted November 14th, 2016
These specialty card and stationery stores in Ottawa can help you to find the perfect card for the occasion or life milestone with large selections of brands and styles. Read More
Top Three Ottawa Christmas Markets and Craft Sales
Posted November 4th, 2016
Go local this holiday season and check out one of our favourite Christmas markets in Ottawa. Read More
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