In 1857, Ottawa was chosen by Queen Victoria to become the capital of Canada, because of its strategic position, between Ontario and Quebec. Is has been built from scratch, as an Irich and French settlement but over the years, the capital has turned into a wonderful multicultural place where people from all over the world meet. Surrounded by water, the city has been built for people to be able to go around easily, this is why tourists and congressists love to spend time in this green city which is an international center for trade and technology, famous for its cultural and historical heritage. People from Ottawa (for the most part bilingual) are well known for being welcoming and open minded.
When staying in the capital, you will definitely want to see the Parliament Hill (Canada’s Federal Government seat), the stunning National Gallery od Canada or the dramatic Museum of War. Do not miss the ByWard Market, in the heart of downtown Ottawa : an historic farmers’ market and shopping district during the day, and a place full of restaurants and clubs by night. Take time to visit the neigbourhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown, full of colours and energy.All visitors will find something new to experience in Ottawa, which is recognized as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. So, where will you start ?