How can you make your visit to Ottawa a memorable one?
Welcome to Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s capital city.
(No… it isn’t Toronto!!)
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..
- 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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