Ottawa Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Family Travelers
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- OttawaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies
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.
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.
- OttawaMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
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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