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Arts Court

2 Daly Ave., Ottawa

Built around 1871, the municipal centre for the visual and performing arts was formerly the site of the provincial courthouse.

ByWard Market


Since the 1820s, farmers have set up market stalls from which they sell local produce, flowers, jewellery, clothing, and maple

Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame


Some of Canada’s most esteemed folk music legends are honoured on this downtown strip. Bronzed maple leaf-shaped plaques honour the

Central Experimental Farm

Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa

Founded in 1886, the farm’s land stretches for several hundred acres west of downtown and is designated for agricultural research.

Chaudière Falls


The falls can be viewed by crossing the Chaudière Bridge into Gatineau. Long before the arrival of French explorers in

City of Ottawa Archives

100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa

Textual and electronic records, rare books, historical publications, maps, plans, microfilms, films, photographs, postcards, documentary art, and corporate memorabilia reveal

Dow’s Lake Pavilion

1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa

During summer, this man-made lake is a popular water recreation area and watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats

Fort Henry

Country Rd. 2, Kingston

The fortification’s wooden gates are the portal to 19th-century military life. This portion of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage



The site of Gatineau, Quebec, was known as Wrightstown in the 1800s, after American industrialist Philemon Wright, who set up

Gatineau Park


More than 35,000 hectares of unspoiled land in the Gatineau Hills (part of one of the oldest mountain ranges in

Jacques-Cartier Park


Located in Gatineau between the Alexandra and Macdonald-Cartier Bridges, the park has views of the Rideau Falls and the Ottawa

Laurier House

335 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa

This national historic site portrays the lives of two of Canada’s most celebrated prime ministers — Sir Wilfrid Laurier and

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington St., Ottawa

Exhibitions reflect on Canada’s literary, political, and social history through displays drawn from LAC’s permanent collections. Free.

Maison Du Citoyen

25, rue Laurier, Gatineau

Gatineau’s municipal government building houses a library, a concert hall, a restaurant, and Galerie Montcalm which presents exhibitions by artists

Major’s Hill Park


Ottawa’s oldest park was originally developed in the early 1800s. Colonel John By’s residence once stood on this peaceful stretch

National Aboriginal Veterans Monument


Four figures representing Aboriginal groups pay tribute to the participation of Canada’s Aboriginal community in battles that occurred in World

National Arts Centre

53 Elgin St., Ottawa

North America’s most diversified bilingual performing arts complex presents live theatre, opera, dance, and music. The National Arts Centre Orchestra

National Peacekeeping Monument


“The Reconciliation,” the world’s only monument to peacekeepers, stands across from the National Gallery of Canada. The two converging limestone

National War Memorial


This memorial at Confederation Square was dedicated in 1939 by King George VI and is the site of an annual

Nepean Point


High above the Ottawa River, the point offers views of the landscape on both sides of the river. A statue
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