Want to know how Ottawa ended up as the nation’s capital? Pop into the Bytown Museum to learn all about it. Located right beside Parliament Hill at the Rideau Canal locks, this museum can easily fit into a day of downtown sightseeing. View more than 7,000 artifacts, learn how Bytown formed – and later became Ottawa – and check out their newest exhibition, “Six Moments in the History of an Urban Forest,” which explores the role of trees in Ottawa’s history. Even locals will learn a thing or two about this city!