How can you make your visit to Ottawa a memorable one?

Experience our city through the eyes of a local…

Welcome to Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s capital city.
(No… it isn’t Toronto!!)


Click ‘play’ to enjoy Canada’s national anthem with a photo montage of some of my favourite places in Ottawa


Whether you are a first-time visitor or you’ve lived here all your life, this city will surprise you with its diversity. Feel free to browse the many offerings on this website.

For first-time visitors, may I recommend the Attractions or Museums tab? For a few surprises or to play “tourist” in your own town, why not try Ottawa Secrets or the Day Trips tab? There is so much interesting “behind the scenes” information about our Nation’s Capital–maybe you’ll pick up a great tip!!

Don’t know where to start?? Want to do some research? Let us be your personal tour guides! Our website aims to provide you with enough variety so that you can make an informed decision about the places YOU want to visit during your trip to our Capital city.

Click on the Ottawa Accommodations tab to see some descriptions of the different types of accommodations you can find in Ottawa. Or write a review about one of the Ottawa hotels you’ve stayed at.

Discover some hidden gems and get to know the National Capital Region personally. Get an insider’s perspective and have the most authentic Canadian experience on your vacation. We’ll teach you to blend in like a native, eh?!!

Discover our museums, tourist attractions, festivals, fun day trips, shopping, and more. Find out about some secret places where locals hang out. If you have some suggestions or information you feel would be useful for visitors, feel free to contact me through the “Contact Me” tab on the side.

Whatever the season, whatever your interests, our Nation’s Capital has something for you..

Do you want to…
  • make your visit unforgettable?
  • check out the main tourist attractions?
  • find out what are “must-sees”?
  • discover some hidden gems?
  • do some advance research?
  • hear some “behind-the-scenes” stories?

You’ve come to the right place! Come on in!

Search My Site
Search My Site: Can’t remember where I mentioned a great Ottawa tip? Enter your search term on this page and find it instantly!
Ottawa Accommodations
Ottawa Accommodations: Looking for a place to rest your weary head? Hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns, and hostels…something to suit everyone
Ottawa Art Scene
Ottawa Art Scene: Ottawa is home to many galleries presenting different styles from traditional to modern and everything in between.
Ottawa Attractions
Ottawa attractions: visit Ottawa’s amazing array of National “treasures”
Ottawa Calendar of Events
Ottawa Calendar of Events: See at a glance what’s happening in Ottawa. Have an event coming up? Fill out the form to have your event listed.
Ottawa Day Trips
Ottawa Day Trips: Love to drive? Top places to visit by car
Faces of Ottawa
Faces of Ottawa: a collection of interviews and conversations with Ottawans
Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa festivals: plan your vacation around these festivities…Canadians KNOW how to party
Ottawa Restaurants
Ottawa Restaurants: The travelling gourmet can feel at home here with our varied ethnic restaurants, world-class chefs, and fresh, local ingredients
Ottawa Kids
Ottawa Kids: Tired of hearing, “I’m bored”? Here’s some family friendly ideas for things to do with kids in Ottawa
Ottawa Golf
Ottawa Golf: with over 80 courses to choose from, there is sure to be something to please everyone
Ottawa Museums
Ottawa museums offer a dual purpose… amusement AND education
Ottawa Performing Arts
Ottawa Performing Arts: world-class artists and performances of music, theatre and dance all conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa
Ottawa Radio Stations
Ottawa Radio Stations: with so many to choose from, a channel surfer is sure to find <em>something</em> to listen to!
Ottawa Recreation
Ottawa recreation: got some leisure time? Kick back and enjoy some of these Ottawa sites and activities including parks, beaches, biking, water parks, etc.
Ottawa Secrets
Ottawa Secrets: Shh! Don’t tell! Ottawa’s best kept secret gems
Ottawa Shopping
Ottawa shopping: for the serious bargain hunter or the fanatic fashionista … there’s something for everyone
Ottawa Transportation
Ottawa transportation: Don’t like driving around in a strange location? Hire a taxi, limo or hop a bus. Want a guided tour? Opt in to a cruise or bus trip. Prefer the self-guided route? Rent a car!
Canadian Facts
Canadian Facts: is a collection of useful information about Canada including lists about geography, history, people, jokes, and more!
About Me
About me: Local dyed-in-the-wool Ottawa girl
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