Canada’s capital Ottawa is an appealing city year-round.
You can explore the capital by road and by canal on a hop on, hop off tour or opt for a short introduction with free time for your own exploration.
If you visit just one of Ottawa’s fantastic museums make it the National Gallery of Canada. Other museums of interest include the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Canadian War Museum to name but a few!
Just a few minutes from Parliament Hill and across the Ottawa River in Gatineau stretch the rolling hills of Gatineau Park. A popular spot for hiking, picnicking and biking, and, in winter, cross-country and downhill skiing, this natural wilderness is full of nature trails that wind around its forests, lakes and lookouts. Free to enter and explore, the park looks particularly spectacular in autumn when the leaves create a landscape of warm, fall colors.