Four Most Celebrated Attractions You Cannot Be Afford To Miss Out While in Ottawa

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From architecturally inspiring downtowns to Gothic-inspired Parliament buildings, Ottawa has a colorful affair when it comes to world-class attractions. With accessible green spaces all year round, Ottawa is a place where both its locals and visitors enjoy the grandeur of all four seasons. Whether you are religiously seeking a Winterlude festival, colorful hues of the tulip gardens during spring or more inspired by leaves popping red and orange when winter falls, the city promises endless fun and adventures to its visitors. Some of the most popular attractions include Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, National Gallery of Canada, ByWard Market, Canadian Museum of History, Candian War Museum, Rideau Hall, etc.

Here is a list of some of the most celebrated attractions you can’t afford to miss out while in Ottawa:

The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is a national art museum located at the heart of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This art museum occupies a 46,621 sq. meters exhibiting one of the largest art collections in all of North America. It was originally established in 1880 in the Supreme Court of Canada and later shifted to Victoria Memorial Building. Today, the museum houses over 93,000 artworks from different parts of the world including America, Europe, Asia, Canada, and another indigenous artist. Besides the permanent artwork, the museum also exhibits and organizes other travel exhibitions traveling across Canada and similar regions. The National Gallery is home to 2, 75,000 books, 76,000 documents and files, 95,000 microforms, 50,000 auction catalogues and 3,60,000 research photos.

Major’s Hill Park

Major’s Hill Park is located along the Rideau Canal at the mouth of the Ottawa river, west of the Parliament building and to the north of the National Gallery. This region was originally home to canal constructors of Rideau Canal and the official residence of the Superintending Engineer- Lt. Colonel John. Initially, the hill was called Colonel’s Hill, however, it was replaced in 1832 after Captain Daniel Bolton resided there. The hills underwent major damages after a massive fire broke in 1848. Today it is managed by the National Capital Commission and the park is widely celebrated for its green space and for hosting several events and celebrations.

The Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal or the Rideau Waterway is one of the largest Canals that connect Canada with Ottawa and Ontario with Lake Ontario and Saint Lawrence. The canal stretches for 202 km and utilizes sections of two rivers- the Cataraqui and the Rideau. Fully operated by Parks Canada, the Rideau Canal has got its name from the French word-curtain because of the Rideau River twin waterfalls that connect the Ottawa River.  This canal was first opened in 1832 with the purpose of protecting the city in case of war. Today the canal serves multi-purpose and is a popular boating site. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and opens up from May to mid-October.

ByWard Market

ByWard Market is located in downtown Ottawa and it is a retail market as well as an entertainment district. The Market features old age buildings, an open market that expanses north of Cathcart Street to the south of Cumberland Street. The market is a popular attraction in Ottawa that specializes in local exhibits, art crafts, organic produce, fruits, vegetables, and flower shops.

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