Explore Ottawa, Canada’s cool capital that overlooks the Ottawa River on the Quebec-Ontario border. Steeped in culture and heritage, this cosmopolitan city has classic and modern architecture, year-round festivals, and jazz and blues vibes! From the historic Rideau Canal and the Victorian gothic Parliament Hill complex, to the waterfront urban parks and themed national museums, there’s plenty to take in. River and canal cruises showcase the sights of Ottawa, and the islands share stories of the First Peoples’ past. With a BeaverTail pastry in hand, the ByWard Market is great to enjoy a myriad of food stalls with regional produce, trendy clothing stores and an active nightlife. Millions of tulips carpet the cityscape during spring, while ice skaters and ice sculptures appear during Winterlude. Apart from miles of cycling pathways across the city, Gatinuea Provincial Park is within easy reach to further enjoy the outdoors. Ottawa’s Greenbelt features farms and boardwalks, and the surrounding countryside surprises with unique experiences.
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier is a premium hotel located in downtown Ottawa, overlooking the Rideau Canal next to the Parliament Building. It is a short walk away from the National Gallery of Canada, ideally close to the city's biggest attractions.
Lord Elgin Hotel is a heritage hotel in the heart of downtown Ottawa, overlooking the beautiful Confederation Park and the Rideau Canal. Conveniently close to the National Arts Centre and the Parliament Hill, it offers an excellent location to guests who’d like to explore the city.