Ottawa is the great capital city of Canada, and the historical and cultural hub of Ontario. If you are looking for striking architecture, museums, historical sites and national events and festivals then Ottawa is definitely the place for you. Include Ottawa in your fly-drive of Ontario or couple it in a twin-centre city break with Toronto to show you the unique differences between the largest and most popular city, and the charming historic capital. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Rideau Canal or visit Byward Market where you can shop, eat, and socialise at one of Canada's oldest and most iconic public markets. Stop by in the evening and watch the market transform while lively pubs and local entertainment come alive in the summertime warmth.
Whatever style of holiday you enjoy, whether it’s a city break filled with shopping and sightseeing, or perhaps filling your days with historical sites and museums, or perhaps you like to hop from restaurant to restaurant indulging in local delicacies and fine cuisine... whatever you enjoy, Ottawa has it all!
If you are travelling to Ontario over Canada Day (1st July) then the ultimate place to join in the celebrations is in the capital. Every year thousands of people flock to Ottawa to celebrate the birth of their nation and enjoy the fireworks and live Canadian acts.Enjoy Ottawa as a chic city break destination, hop between the great cities of the east on the VIA Rail train, or add it in as a cultural stop to your eastern self drive.