Ottawa as Travel Destination

As the nation's capital, Ottawa is promoted internationally as a travel destination.  The link below offers a summary of the highlights for visitors that captures the standard national landmarks (such as Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, National Gallery) as well as natural features (Hog's Back, Mer Bleue, Gatineau Park) and street life (ByWard Market, Art-Is-In Bakery, Ward 14). 

The website is a travel ad, but it offers a nice diversion for those of us who live here.  There are some great National-Geographic-quality photos of Ottawa landmarks and hangouts.  In particular, there is a great shot of the north side of the Chateau Laurier from Major's Hill Park.  This view may not be available much longer!

I live in Ottawa, but I still learned about a couple of things that I can look forward to exploring once we've made it through the covid-19 'social distancing' and can again roam at will.  

The website is called Cool Classic Ottawa

Copy & paste URL:   https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/canada/ontario/ottawa-best-activities-things-to-do/

About the walk leader

The Cool Classic Ottawa website was written by Heather Greenwood Davis for National Geographic and Destination Canada. 


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Gallery
National Gallery of Canada.  Photo credit:  Ottawa Tourism / NCC The historic Chateau Laurier Hotel above the Rideau Canal locks.  Photo credit:  the Canadian Trade Commission. View of downtown Ottawa from Lebreton.  Photo credit:  Brett Ryan Parliament&Library.  Photo credit:  Alan Brutenic. The Mill St Brew Pub overlooking a channel of the Ottawa River.  Photo credit:  Ottawa Tourism The Bytown Museum and Rideau Canal locks.  Photo credit:  Ottawa Tourism.