Ottawa, home to immigrants from around the world, has developed a colourful culture. During summers, you can participate in festivals and in the winters, skate on Rideau Canal Skateway; the world’s second largest skating rink.
Of course, there are many other pursuits to follow in Ottawa. If you plan to explore this beautiful city, take a look at a bunch of things to see and do there.
Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum brings to light the country’s involvement in various conflicts. There are massive tanks and other military vehicles and combat gear and artefacts on display. This place also tells you many interesting things about the two world wars. Apart from this, the Canadian War Museum features more than 300 original pieces of art, including canvases by popular artists. The museum’s ‘Memorial Hall’ is a spot for remembrance and reflection.
Hog’s Back Falls and Park
Officially known as the Prince of Wales Fall, Hog’s Back Falls are a series of artificial waterfalls on the Rideau River in Ottawa. This place is a photographer’s delight. The urban nature park, ‘Hoga’s Back Park’ is significantly close to it. Travellers can enjoy an afternoon picnic and take a stroll through the park. Also, snacks can be bought from the concession stands.
The ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. The museums, cafes, galleries, restaurants, pubs and food shops attract many visitors here. Some of the popular restaurants here are The Grand Pizzeria, Atari, Moscow Tea Room and Courtyard Restaurant. For souvenirs, head to the ByWard Market. Open daily from 6 AM to 6 PM, the market is accessible on foot and also by car.
Go Fishing to Victoria Island
Close to the Parliament Hill, Victoria Island commemorates the Aboriginal culture and also attracts fishing enthusiasts. There are many peaceful fishing spots and one catch Pikes and Catfish. However, Walleye and Smallmouth Bass are most commonly caught. Victoria Island is also a lovely place for picnicking.
Explore the Culinary Scene
The city has amazing restaurants and eating venues for foodies. One gets a wonderful opportunity to taste French, Italian, Chinese and Seafood from some of the best places. For example, those planning to have French food can step into the Chez Buntha Restaurant or Signatures Restaurant. For Italian food, go to Casa Di Zia Mia or Cabottos. Food tours are a good way to know about what the city offers to foreigners.