Ottawa was founded in the year 1826 as Bytown, and its boundaries were expanded in the following years through minor annexations and a major amalgamation in 2001. It is the fourth-largest city in Canada and has the highest standard of living in the country with low unemployment. The city charms the tourists with its fascinating architecture, parks, gardens and public places. Ottawa is also known for the beautiful look that it wears when the spring season makes way for the summer.
Food in Ottawa
You can visit the Datsun restaurant to enjoy some excellent fusion dishes, such as Chicken Wings, which is prepared using chicken and a perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy ingredients. Another fabulous dish to try is Jor Dan Dan noodles with ground pork sauce and homemade chilli paste. You can also pay a visit to Pomeroy House during your Ottawa holidays to try Duck Confit, which comprises of crisp and tender duck's leg accompanied by spiced walnuts, creamed corn and other ingredients.
Tourist attractions in Ottawa
An architectural wonder, National Gallery was designed by the world-famous architect, Moshe Safdie, and showcases many brilliant works of art. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal is the oldest canal system in North America still in operation and extends to about 200 kilometres. You can visit Parliament Buildings for the impressive architecture of Victorian Gothic sandstone. If you wish to take some time off from sightseeing and unwind, head to the Westboro Beach.
Fun things to do in Ottawa
The Ottawa River offers you plenty of whitewater rafting opportunities with the help of local outdoor companies. This activity reminds many tourists of their cheap holidays to haiti and the outdoor activities enjoyed Another fantastic activity to enjoy while touring this river is fishing, as it has many fascinating species moving around in its depths. Ottawa is also home to world-class rock climbing sites, which gives you the chance to indulge in this adventurous activity. You can visit the Bayshore Shopping Centre, a major shopping mall in the city, to buy your desired items.
Nightlife in Ottawa
You can witness a glitzy entertainment scene in Ottawa's popular bars, pubs, and nightclubs. The Babylon Nightclub located in Centretown is a perfect venue to have a great time after dark. Live performances in this club are given by talented performers including hip-hop artists and indie bands. If not in a mood to dance, you can relax on the cosy seats of the club with your favourite drink.
Stay in Ottawa
Hotel stays would give you the chance to enjoy an accommodation in elegant rooms that are well-equipped with the latest facilities. For families, resorts are a good option. Some of them provide waterfront cottages with spacious rooms, fireplaces and barbeque. Those who wish to have cheap holidays to Ottawa can book their accommodations in Bed and Breakfasts or inns that offer clean and well-maintained rooms at lower rates. Getting around in Ottawa is made easier with the help of trains, buses, taxis and car rentals.
Festivals in Ottawa
New Year's Eve and Christmas are celebrated with great festivities in the city every year. In addition to these global festivals, the Winterlude is another popular event in this part of the world and involves ice-sculpture and other exciting competitions. Held in the month of April, Ottawa Grassroots Festival is an annual festival dedicated to the cultivating community. You would get to watch some excellent feature films, documentaries, and short films at the Latin American Film Festival.
Best time to visit Ottawa
Spring from the month of March to May is an ideal time to visit Ottawa, as the city offers reasonable room rates, comfortable daytime temperatures and many fun-filled cultural events around this time of the year. You can have a memorable time in the city and explore its wonderful offerings with the Ottawa holiday packages offered by Lowest2.
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