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About Ottawa

The National Capital Region encompasses 4,715 square kilometers of river valley, mountains, wetlands and fields. Nestled between the borders of Quebec and Ontario and comprised of 2 major cities and numerous towns, the NCR is one of Canada's most bilingual communities, with nearly half a million people speaking both English and French.

Geography/Map of Ottawa

The Ottawa Region lies within minutes of golfing, fishing, hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor adventures and wilderness activities. Three rivers (the Ottawa, the Rideau and the Gatineau), hundreds of lakes, the historic Rideau Canal for boating and skating, green spaces, and bicycle paths provide ample natural amenities within the Capital area.

Culture Of Ottawa

Ottawa is home to 12 national museums devoted to Canadian art, nature, science, technology, aviation, war, civilization and more. Also of interest are the Royal Canadian Mint and the National Art Centre.

Entertainment of Ottawa

Ottawa celebrates in every season! Taste cuisine from around the world, photograph an ice sculpture or listen to a concert under the stars -- whatever your interest, you'll be glad you joined the celebrations of food, music and cultural traditions Ottawa entertains! From movies theaters to live drama, fine dining to comedy clubs, Ottawa has it all. Visit one of the many pubs in the Byward Market or shop on the Sparks Street Mall. If large events are more to your style, join the hundred's of thousands who come each year for Canada Day Celebrations or Winterlude events.

Commerce & Business of Ottawa

Ottawa's major local industries are advanced technology, tourism, retail and service. Ottawa has been ranked sixth in the world in terms of quality of life. This rating is based on many factors, including low crime rates, environmental cleanliness, public services, political stability, and socioeconomic conditions.

Transportation in Ottawa

Ottawa is a busy city many places to go and see. Ottawa has an impressive transit infrastructure with public access to OC Transpo, Ottawa's Public Bus Services, and Light Rail Service to the city center. For motorists Ottawa offers 4 parkways and a central artery connecting east and west suburbs with center town. And always, easy access to the Ottawa International Airport.


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