Ottawa is Canada’s fourth-largest city. Hi, welcome to I’m your host Christine. And today, we’ll continue our travel series with a look at Canada’s capital.
Located in the Ottawa Valley. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It was as such by Queen Victoria in 1857 for its location as a between 2 colonies and their French and English population.
The in Ottawa has a varied range in temperatures with the high being 100°F. The city receives 93 inches of snow annually between mid-December and early April. Daytime temperatures in January average 13°F, average temperatures in July are 80°F with high being an irritating issue.
Attracting approximately 3 million visitors each year, Ottawa’s Parliament Hill is home to Canada’s landmark buildings. The best known of the Parliament buildings is the Centre Block which include the , a national symbol. Inside the Centre Block is the House of Commons and Senate chambers and the library of parliament. The parliamentary compound measures 112,360 square miles.
The Rideau Canal connects Ottawa on the Ottawa River to Kingston on . Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2007, the measures on 126 miles long. Today, of the canal are offered and recreational boaters use it to travel between Ottawa and Kingston.
Showcasing over 3 million , Ottawa plants more of the flower per capita than any other city. were a gift from the Dutch royal family in after Canada sheltered their princess during the and played a large part in liberating the .
Ottawa’s Canadian of the Civilization is Canada’s most visited museum and traces over 1000 years of Canadian history. The National Gallery of Canada the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian and Inuit art. Ottawa is also home to the world’s largest collection of hedge mazes with Saunders Farm, housing 9 larges mazes and a series of puzzle mazes. With over 50 galleries and in this area, heritage buildings, parks and shopping locations, the toughest problem for in Ottawa is deciding what to do.

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