Ottawa, also known by its former name of ‘Bytown,’ is the capital city of Canada and a popular tourist destination. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the city is famed for its festivals, which include a tulip festival and numerous jazz events. If you want to get involved, you can stay at one of the many Ottawa hotels downtown and take your time exploring the Ottawa attractions on offer.
When to go to OttawaThe city lies on the Ottawa River and has a humid climate with extreme temperature ranges. Winters are very cold with ice and snow, whereas summers are warm. Popular months to book hotels in Ottawa are July and August, when highs reach an average of around 76°F.
How to get to OttawaOttawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is the city’s major airport and lies approximately six miles from Ottawa’s center. There are a number of convenient airport hotels nearby or you can take a bus to one of the unique boutique hotels Ottawa has to offer. The Ottawa tourism industry is buzzing and it’s easy to get to the city via intercity bus services arriving at Ottawa Bus Central Station. If you’re after intercity rail travel then head to Ottawa Train Station.
Things to do in OttawaMake your Ottawa vacation memorable by visiting some of Canada’s most famous landmarks. Explore the country’s history at Laurier House or walk past 24 Sussex Drive, the home of the Canadian Prime Minister. A great day out can also be had at Dows Lake Pavilion, and The Ottawa Civic Center is the place to watch ice hockey matches. Whilst on your visit why not try one of the Gray Line Guided tours of Ottawa and finish your day with a meal at an Ottawa restaurant.
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