The City of Ottawa

Ottawa is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in south-eastern Ontario. About 1.3 million people live in the metropolitan area. Ottawa is a popular tourist destination with a rich cultural life, world-class museums, a number of historic and heritage sites and the beautiful nature that surrounds the city.

Take advantage of the great outdoors by hiking, cycling, canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, sailing, swimming or even just lounging in the summer sun.

Some other amazing activities you may wish to indulge in while in Ottawa include:


Seeing the Parliament buildings


Taking a scenic hike in the Gatineau hills


Visiting world class museums and galleries


Shopping in the historic Byward market


Exploring the Rideau canal

Witnessing the ceremonial changing of the guards


For your convenience, here is a map showing many of the common tourist attractions and outdoor routes, downloadable below.