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Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Located in the eastern portion of southern Ontario, this city borders Gatineau to create the National Capital Region and the name itself is a reference to the Ottawa River and the city’s Algonquin roots.
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It is Canada’s fourth largest city with a quarter of its population born outside of Canada.
Every year the Dutch Royal Family sends tulips for the annual Canadian Tulip Festival.
The city has the largest natural skating rink in the world, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ottawa is the fourth cleanest city in the world.
The city is home to 14 National Museums.
Ottawa boasts four professional sports teams, the Ottawa Senators (hockey), the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian football), the Ottawa Fury FC (soccer), and the Ottawa Champions (baseball).
Famous Ottawans include the author Margaret Atwood, the singer Alanis Morissette, and the actress Sandra Oh, the first woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globe awards.
Living the capital, you’ll enjoy world-class entertainment, a vibrant culinary scene, and easy access to some of Canada’s most beloved cultural institutions.
To get away without shoveling! Ottawa is famous for its cold, snowy winters.
Ottawa offers something for every budget, from luxurious downtown condominiums to scenic heritage homes on spacious lots.
One of the greenest city centres in Canada, Ottawans love exploring their city by foot, wheel, or skate along the Rideau Canal.
Ottawa is home to numerous festivals, elite performance spaces, and fine art galleries showcasing the hottest Canadian talent.
Bilingualism rules in Ottawa; the city is home to the only fully bilingual post-secondary institution in Ontario.
As the seat of Canadian politics, Ottawa is home to a highly educated and diverse population. And with numerous post-secondary institutions throughout the city, Ottawa benefits from an active and vibrant student population.