As the capital of Canada, Ottawa is one of the main ports of call for tourists visiting the country and has many sights and attractions to offer. With so much to see and do, many tourists select a hotel on the basis of its location and views. Sights, such as the Ottawa River, can be seen from many hotel balconies in the city, whether they are boutique style or part of a large chain.
Top Things in Ottawa
Ottawa has a wealth of art galleries and museums to choose from for visitors seeking culture and history. Visitors to the National Gallery of Canada will not only go there to see the art on display, but also for the iconic glass and granite building that houses the exhibits.
The Canadian Museum of Civilisation offers an interesting and educational way to explore Canada's history and customs.
A hop-off hop on tour enables users to visit all the sights and attractions.
Ottawa accommodation ranges from budget chain hotels in Ottawa's outskirts to luxury boutique establishments in the middle of all the action. Many visitors look for places to stay close to the Ottawa River and a large number of guestrooms have splendid views of the city. Whether the cost of the accommodation is the priority or it has to be close to tourist attractions, there is sure to be something to suit the needs of every visitor.
Parks and the Great Outdoors
The city is located on the banks of Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, making it a joy for visitors who like to be close to water. The canal's locks are manually operated and control the flow of water, enabling boats to carry visitors on scenic tours of the city. In winter, the canal freezes over to create a five-mile long ice rink on which to have plenty of chilly fun.