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The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights


The world’s first monument dedicated to the fight for fundamental rights and freedoms, symbolizing Canadians’ commitment to live in a

Supreme Court Of Canada

301 Wellington St., Ottawa

Built in 1946, Canada’s highest court is crowned with copper roofing, which has become a symbol of the nation’s capital.

Royal Canadian Mint

320 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

The national mint fabricates circulation coins and related products for the world market, including collector coinage, medallions, medals, tokens, and

Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

Constructed in 1838 by stonemason Thomas McKay, Rideau Hall has been the home and workplace of Canada’s Governor General since

Rideau Falls


These double falls were named by voyageurs for the French word for “curtain” because of the sheer volume of water

Rideau Canal Celtic Cross


Created in memory of the labourers who struggled to build the Rideau Canal between 1826 and 1832, the cross pays

Rideau Canal


When Royal Engineer Lt.-Col. John By arrived in 1826 to start construction of the 202-kilometre canal, the difficulties of such

Prime Minister’s Residence

24 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

This stately stone mansion was built in 1868 by a wealthy mill owner who called the estate “Gorffwysa,” or “place

Parliament Hill

111 Wellington St, Ottawa

Considered one of the most beautiful government centres in the world, “The Hill” is home to the Senate, the House

Ottawa Jail Hostel

75 Nicholas St., Ottawa

Reputed to be the site of Canada’s last public hanging, and the jail that held the purported killer of D’Arcy

Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa

After Ottawa’s amalgamation with neighbouring communities, the municipal government was relocated to this site, originally the Ottawa Teacher’s College. In

Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica

385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

Across from the National Gallery on Sussex Drive, Ottawa’s oldest surviving church has two great spires surrounding a gilded Madonna

Nepean Point


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

National War Memorial


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

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 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 Aboriginal Veterans Monument


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

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

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
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