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Ottawa is the capital and the fourth largest city in Canada situated some 10 km south of Gatineau, 110 km north-west of Canada - United States border. According to the latest census, the population of Ottawa is about 812,200 people, making it the fourth largest city in Canada. Many people visit Ottawa each year to take a look at its famous roman catholic cathedrals and modern art museums.

Ottawa Macdonald Cartier Intl (IATA: YOW) is the nearest airport to Ottawa, situated just 20 km to the south-east.

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1. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa
The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is an ecclesiastic basilica in Ottawa, Canada located on 385 Sussex Drive in the Lower Town neighbourhood. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.

2. National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada (français.'Musée des beaux arts du Canada'), located in the capital city Ottawa, is one of Canada's premier art galleries.

3. Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum (CWM) (Musée canadien de la guerre (MCG)) is Canada’s national museum of military history. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum focuses on military conflicts that occurred on Canadian soil, involved Canadian forces, or had a significant effect on the country and its people. The conflicts range from early warfare among First Peoples to today’s “war on terror. ”

4. Château Laurier
The Fairmont Château Laurier is a landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario located near the intersection of Rideau Street and Sussex Drive designed in the Châteauesque style.

5. Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall is, since 1867, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, as well as that in Ottawa of the Canadian monarch. It stands in the Canadian capital on a 0. 36 km2 (88 acre) estate at 1 Sussex Drive, with the main building consisting of 170 rooms across 9, 500 m2 (102, 000 ft2), and 24 outbuildings around the grounds. While the equivalent building in many countries has a prominent, central place in the national capital (Buckingham Palace, the White House, and the Royal Palace…

6. Hog's Back Falls
The Hog's Back Falls, officially known as the Prince of Wales Falls, but rarely referred to by this name, are a series of artificial waterfalls on the Rideau River in Ottawa, Canada. The falls are located just north of Mooney's Bay and the point where the Rideau Canal splits from the Rideau River.

7. Rideau Falls
The Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located in Ottawa, Canada where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River. The falls are divided by Green Island, with the Old City Hall just to the south. To the west of the falls is the headquarters of the National Research Council while to the east are the Canada and the World Pavilion and the French Embassy. The falls were named by the early French for their resemblance to a curtain, or rideau in French. The Rideau River was later named after the fa…

8. Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum (français.'Musée de l'Aviation et de l'Espace du Canada') (formerly the Canada Aviation Museum) is Canada's national aviation history museum. The museum is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport.

If you have already seen Ottawa, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:

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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa

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National Gallery of Canada

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Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum (CWM) (Musée canadien de la guerre (MCG)) is

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Château Laurier

The Fairmont Château Laurier is a landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa,

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Rideau Hall

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Hog's Back Falls

The Hog's Back Falls, officially known as the Prince of Wales Falls,

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Rideau Falls

The Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located in Ottawa, Canada where

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Alexandra Bridge

The Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge is a steel truss cantilever

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Confederation Park

Confederation Park (French: Parc de la Confédération) is a park in d

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Mackenzie King Bridge

The Mackenzie King Bridge is a bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (in French: Bibliothèque et Archives

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Centennial Flame

Located on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Centennial

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Chaudière Falls

The Chaudière Falls are a set of cascades and waterfall in the centre

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Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

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Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre

starting $292

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre

starting $249

Alt Hotel Ottawa

starting $128

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

starting $402

Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill

starting $246

Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

starting $233

The Business Inn

starting $84

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