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  • Canal Ritz Restaurant
    Canal Ritz is an Italian restaurant situated on the most perfect place possible: with a view over the Rideau Canal. The atmosphere is perfect. Although, unfortunately the restaurant is only average. It's a shame for such a beautiful [...]
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  • National Gallery of Canada
    The national Gallery of Canada is an amazing art collection. The building of the gallery will catch you at first sight, it is a piece of art with its all-glass, statue-like structure. The inside is even more breathtaking with the great [...]
    D: 1.2mi00
  • Parliament Hill
    Parliament Hill is the grandest and the most beautiful part of Ottawa from architectural point of view. It consist of three buildings that house the offices Canadian parliament's members, all three built in Neo-Gothic style. The view [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Le Jardin in Ottawa
    Le Jardin is a great French restaurant located in the Byward Village area. The location is elegant and pleasant, it's in an old house. The food is really good, no complaints about that, but the place is also really expensive. I tried [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Ottawa River
    Ottawa River is amazing. It is beautiful, clean and very well taken care of. The River is the natural border between two provinces: Quebec and Ontario. Besides the fact that is offers a beautiful view, you can also do a lot of things by [...]
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  • Le Café
    Le Cafe is a nice place for spending a pleasant evening. I've been there two times and I liked it, although, the food was not perfect. Their service is good and desserts were also delicious, I tried the chocolate cake. My ribeye was [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Sparks Street
    Sparks Street is a high end shopping area near Parliament Hill. Its a nice pedestrian with a lot of classy restaurants and boutiques. There are also 'normal price range' stores, but only a few. Though, even if your pocket is not filled [...]
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  • Aboriginal Experiences
    Aboriginal Experience Center was indeed a great experience. Best thing is that you don't have to go deep into the country to experience and learn about the many native cultures as the Center is right there in Ottawa. They provide all [...]
    D: 5.1mi00
  • Beavertails Pastry
    Beavertails Pastry, as the name shows offers a special kind of hot pastry with all kinds of syrups and ice-creams as a topping. It's very very delicious, you can't get this kind of cake anywhere else. I've tried it a thousand times and [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Canadian Children's Museum
    It's the greatest place you can possibly take your kids in Ottawa. They have all kinds of exhibitions about the most different things. All the place highly educational destined to make kids understand and meet different aspects of life. [...]
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  • Turtle Island in Ottawa
    Turtle Island is great. They say it's a jewel of Ottawa and I agree. They perfectly reproduced a whole camp of the Aboriginals to share their cultures and history both with tourists and locals. The place is the ultimate Aboriginal [...]
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  • Byward Market
    Byward Market is my absolute favorite place in the whole city, I loved to hang around here. There are lots and lots of stands offering everything from fruits through clothing even to jewelery. Around the stands there are a lot of [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • Blue Cactus Grill
    Blue Cactus Grill is great, with good Tex-Mex food and a great bar. I was there once and I liked it, the service - as in almost all Canadian places - was good, people are very kind and friendly. Although Tex-Mex style, the place is [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Canadian War Museum
    Before you would step inside, you will observe the great building from the inside. It is very modern and planned by the famous architect, Douglas Cardinal. The museum houses a lot of interesting permanent exhibitions about the forming [...]
    D: 1.3mi00
  • Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro
    All I can tell about Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro is that its wonderful. The meal is unique and delicious and the service is friendly - though a little slow doe to the popularity of the place. The patio is calm and seems far from the [...]
    D: 1.2mi00
  • Canadian Museum of Civilisation
    The Canadian Museum of Civilization is located on the northern part of the Ottawa river. There are plenty of great exhibitions, both temporary and permanent, of course. The exhibition about the lives of Inuit and Native people are really [...]
    D: 0.8mi00

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Ottawa Travel guide

Even if it is a big city, you don’t have to expect heavy traffic and getting around does not give you a headache. Most of Ottawa's major sights are clustered downtown, so it's not difficult to walk from one to another. So plan ahead and visit all the attractions that might interest you. The informative brochure of the city might give you a hint. But basically all the major attractions are to be found around downtown which is a beautiful combination of old and new buildings. The typical architectural styles you’ll see are the late-Victorian brick houses and there are also the Gothic spires and towers of Parliament Hill. The [...]
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  • $220Porter Airlines flight Porter Airlines 
    Newark, NJ (EWR)Ottawa, ON (YOW)03/16/201607:25 pm
    Ottawa, ON (YOW)Newark, NJ (EWR)03/29/201606:15 am check price
  • $220Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Moncton, NB (YQM)Ottawa, ON (YOW)02/24/201604:00 pm
    Ottawa, ON (YOW)Moncton, NB (YQM)02/28/201602:40 pm check price
  • $227Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Toronto, ON (YYZ)Ottawa, ON (YOW)01/15/201606:30 pm
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