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  • 1

    Parliament Hill

    26 reviews

    If you're into government (as an academic pursuit) or really cool architecture, this is a great place to enjoy both in Ottowa. The Canadian system of government has always fascinated me (as an American), so it was actually really neat to wander around this square and soak up the current political climate, as well as the awesome history of this ...

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  • 2

    Canal Rideau

    15 reviews

    If you ever visit Ottawa in the winter time, be sure to lace up your skates and head to the frozen Rideau Canal for an Ottawa tradition!

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  • 3

    ByWard Market

    12 reviews

    This area is close to Parliament Hill and is vibrant with restaurants,shops,outdoor cafe`s and of course farmers markets are at your fingertips.

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  • 4

    Gatineau Park

    11 reviews

    Gatineau Park has hundreds of kilometers of great hiking trails, from well-groomed easy trails to challenging hill hikes. Fantastic vistas of the Ottawa Valley! 5 minutes up the road from the Lazy Cabin is an official trailhead with parking, swimming hole, and a picturesque old-fashioned covered bridge.

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  • 5

    National Gallery of Canada

    12 reviews

    good place to visit. good piece of art at there. national gallery of canada. located at ottawa.nice building. i rcommand u to visit this atleast one time.

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  • 6

    Peace Tower

    8 reviews

    Much nicer in person. Looking up as I sat by the flame

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  • 7

    Canadian War Museum

    7 reviews

    Nice museum, veterans and serving military get entry for free, also free parking, and a meal voucher.

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  • 8

    National Aviation Museum

    7 reviews

    The old planes are just awesome to see!!

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  • 9

    Notre Dame Basilica

    6 reviews

    Very nice architecture. There are times when you are not allowed to visit inside and you might see some weddings over there. Located right in the heart of the tourist district, the church is beautiful on the inside. I think I like the Basilica in Montreal/Quebec City more though.

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  • 10

    Canada Science and Technology Museum

    6 reviews

    The old trains and the way electricity works, the 1st phones and so much more.

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  • 11

    Rideau Falls

    7 reviews

    I used to walk along the ridge and sit under the falls...Man i miss those days

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  • 12

    Major's Hill Park

    5 reviews

    What a great place to go for a hike!!

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  • 13

    Canadian Museum of Nature

    4 reviews

    So much to offer. Beautiful building newly renovated and expanded. Amazing exhibits and interactive tours. So much to offer the entire family.

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  • 14

    Nepean Point

    3 reviews
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  • 15

    Rideau Centre

    4 reviews

    One of the largest shopping centres in Ottawa and the hub of the bus system in the city.

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  • 16

    Sussex Drive

    3 reviews

    A great walk along the Ottawa River, check out the Prime Minister's house, Governor General, Embassy of France, Skiff school /Ottawa Rowing club, Chinese Embassy, Foreign Affairs and so much more. Continue to the Mint, the By-ward Market , Canal and take a boat ride along the Ottawa River or the Rideau Canal

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  • 17

    National Arts Centre

    3 reviews
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  • 18

    Supreme Court of Canada

    5 reviews

    Tours available.

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  • 19

    Alexandra Bridge

    3 reviews

    You will get a difference and nice view of the Parliament Building from the bridge. Going from one province to another by walking a bridge is also fun.

  • 20

    Hog's Back Park

    3 reviews

    A great little find during a cycling tour. I could hear the falls and smell the trees before I could see them! The park is ideal for a quiet picnic or as a stop while following the cycling trails.

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