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  • OttawaPro 2014
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    As a whole, Ottawa is not exciting. But as a government city, it's not supposed to be. Come here for the parliament, Canadian history, and business, and to practice your French -- if you want true excitement, head to Toronto. I was visiting for a conference myself, and noticed the lack of life during my time there. I would come back though.

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    Ottawa is a great city to visit. There are many art galleries, museums, and historical sites worth checking out.

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  • Ottawa

    Ottawa is a great place to go to if you want to experience Canadian culture. I went during Winterlude and it was quite bustling! Skating on the Rideau Canal was one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever had and I highly recommend it. The downside, however, is that it's absolutely freezing during the winter, so make sure you bring warm clothing! Also, because Ottawa in itself is not very large, to explore more of the area, it's best to have a car for further travels.

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  • Ottawa

    i go there every day cuz i work there,but lots to see and great city to go clubbing on the w-ends!!

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  • OttawaPro 2014
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    This capital of Canada is relatively calm and quiet, as compared to other major cities. Our experience here was that it is fun for a brief visit of a few days, perhaps as part of a road trip in conjunction with other cities. We enjoyed watching the changing of the guard at the Parliament and walking along the lovely canal.

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  • Ottawa

    Dinosour Museum with my 2 kids at the time, Brooklyn and Samanth and my wonderful sister, my neices and nephews, we learned lots and had fun

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  • Ottawa

    A fine capital with some handsome public buildings, a great art gallery, and good food. Tour the parliament building. You can sit on sessions sometimes. Note: I haven't visited Ottawa in the wintertime!

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  • Ottawa

    Beautiful city, my first posting in the Military, lots of parks and museums, lots of green place, Gatineau Park right across the river, lots of culture and home of my FAVORITE hockey team

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  • Ottawa

    Close to my home town

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  • Ottawa

    I HAVE LIVED THERE,WOULD LOVE TO RETURN

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  • Ottawa

    Nice clean city, but the drivers seem a tad distracted.

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  • Ottawa

    I like canada

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    my boyfriend

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  • Ottawa

    Traffic is wild !

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  • Ottawa

    its very beatifull there

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  • Ottawa

    i saw some places that was not on the guide and saw a lot of beautiful parts of ottawa :)

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  • Ottawa

    Beautiful city.

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  • Ottawa

    Scenic, clean, beautiful trails, lots to see

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Unique as a North American capital, Ottawa is bilingual. English is the first language of a majority of the population, but French is the first language of a significant number. Staff in most stores and restaurants speak both well and, in general, bilingualism is common. Ottawa is home to many of the world's cultures as thousands of immigrants from around the world now call Ottawa home. The city is probably best known as the nation's capital but has become one of the fastest growing cities in North America owing to the booming high-tech business sector.

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4.5 out of 5
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46,176 people visited Ottawa

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