In the eastern part of the Province of Ontario on the Ottawa River directly on the border of the Province of Quebec, you will find the Canadian state capital of Ottawa. Ottawa has approximately 810,000 inhabitants. Those of you that expect to find a dull government city you will soon develop an alternative opinion. Ottawa is unbelievably varied: Visitors can expect a wide variety of cultural and tourist attractions in summer as well as winter. After sun-set the city is no less lively and exciting. Ottawa is a young city and is famous for its busy nightlife. Ottawa was founded in 1827 and was declared the capital of Canada on the 31 December 1857 by the British Queen Victoria.
The impressive achievements of his time are found grouped together in the parliament square “Parliament Hill”- the buildings have been designed in the style of the parliament buildings in London. The parliament building is an impressive Neo-Gothic construction and is familiar in its appearance to a fairy tale castle. On the guided tours you will be able to gain entrance into the many impressive rooms and awe-inspiring corridors and halls. An insider tip: definitely visit the light and sound shows which you can find every evening in summer outside the parliament building. A trip to the Basilica "Notre-Dame d'Ottawa" in your cheap car rental in Ottawa is definitely worthwhile. The Basilica is the oldest church in Ottawa as well as the headquarters of the archbishop and was constructed in 1839. You can also reach The Peace Tower in your cheap hire car, a tower that was constructed in memory of those that fell in the First World War. At a height of 92m you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the city and its surrounding area.
You will find Ottawa on the southern branch of the Ottawa River on the mouth of the Rideau Canal, the Rideau River and the Rivière Gatineau. “Lower Town” is the name for the oldest part of the town. This part of town is found between the Rideau-Canal and Rideau River. On the Rideau Canal in the winter you will find the longest ice-skating run in the world. On the opposite side of the river “Centre Town” is situated. “Centre Town” is the financial and commercial centre of the city. Those of you that want to shop for hours should go to Rideau Street- one of the main shopping streets of Ottawa. Nearby you will also find the Byward Market where you will find many people especially on summer evenings. You will find boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. You can watch the innumerable street artists with a pitcher of beer from one of the many small pubs.
Ottawa is the city of museums. Particularly worthy of a mention is the "National Gallery of Canada". This museum rates as one of the most beautiful art museums in the whole of the country. It consists of over 40,000 works of art- paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photography, film and videos. In the "National Gallery of Canada" you will find regular seasonal exhibitions from Canadian as well as international artists. In order to get an overview of the history of Canada it would be best to visit the "Canadian Museum of Civilization". An absolute must for art enthusiasts is the "National Arts Centre". This museum has opera, theatre, studios and restaurants under one roof. A particular highlight is the annual Ottawa International Jazz Festival.
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