Whether you’re a born-and-raised Canadian or visiting from elsewhere, a trip to Ottawa is a must! Canada’s capital city is home to nearly one million people, plus world-class attractions, activities, dining, and accommodations. With seasonal flights to Ottawa, Air North makes it easy to explore our dynamic capital.

Of course, the top of everyone’s list of things to see in Ottawa is the Parliament Buildings. Located atop Parliament Hill, these three stately buildings house Canada’s Members of Parliament, House of Commons, and Senate. Free guided tours outline Canada’s political history as well as explain our system of government. If history is your thing, Ottawa has you covered. Museums such as the Canadian War Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Bank of Canada Museum provide a fascinating glimpse into our country’s heritage. The National Gallery of Canada boasts an impressive collection of works by European and Canadian artists.

Need a little fresh air? You’re in luck–all year round Ottawa is packed with fun ways to get outside, get active, and be inspired by nature. Winter visitors will want to lace up their skates and go gliding down the Rideau Canal, a quintessential Ottawa activity that’s fun for all ages. Take a break in Major’s Hill Park, and if you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the springtime, marvel at the colourful tulips on display. If you prefer to take in Ottawa’s beauty while you sit back and relax, a canal cruise or river tour provides the perfect vantage point to see the highlights as you sail.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of Ottawa’s many microbreweries for a hearty dinner paired with a locally brewed beverage. Or, stroll the streets in the ByWard Market, Ottawa’s hot spot for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

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Departure Date: 18 Jul 2024

Ottawa at a Glance

994,837 (2017)

-17 °C

Wind NW at 16 km/h, 71% Humidity

Time Zone:
Eastern Daylight Time
2,790 km²
Fast Facts:
The name Ottawa comes from the Algonquin word “adawe”, which means “to trade”. Ottawa is the seventh-coldest capital city in the world.

Ottawa was originally called Bytown for Colonel John By, the engineer who oversaw the development of the Rideau Canal.

Nearly half of Ottawa’s residents are under age 35, making it one of Canada’s youngest cities. There are five universities and two colleges in Ottawa.

Ottawa's parliament buildings with red tulips in the foreground

Calendar of Events

Ottawa hosts more than 30 annual festivals plus daily entertainment, arts and cultural events, culinary happenings, and much more!

Activity - skating on the rideau canal
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