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Ottawa -- Canada's capital and often called the most British of Canadian cities -- still observes changing of the guard, much as at London's Buckingham Palace. From late June to late August, a colorful 30-minute ceremony is staged each day on the Parliament Hill lawn. Ottawa is a city of waterways, including the Ottawa River, the fast-running Gatineau, and the placid Rideau Canal, the latter serving as a playground for skaters in winter and boaters in summer. The 126-mile Rideau links waters of Lake Ontario at Kingston with the Ottawa River. The completed canal, with 47 masonry locks and 52 dams, was an engineering marvel of the 19th century, distinctive today with hand-operated locks running pretty much as when the canal opened in 1832. The canal is central to modern Ottawa, with details on its history abundant at the Bytown Museum, between Parliament Hill and Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Many if not most of Ottawa's major attractions are clustered downtown, within walking distance of each other, where striking 19th buildings include Victorian brick houses now transformed as shops and restaurants. Parliament Hill's Gothic spires and towers provide grandeur. Parliament Hill is where Prince Edward (later King Edward VII) in 1860 laid the cornerstone for structures finished for inaugural of the first Parliament of the new Dominion of Canada in 1867. Three structures include the Centre Block with its Peace Tower, West Block and East Block, containing the House of Commons and the Senate Sessions. The West Block, with parliamentary offices, is closed to the public, but visitors are welcomed at the East Block, housing the Privy Council. Four historic rooms are on view including the original governor-general's office, restored to the period of Lord Dufferin (1872-78). Centre Block grounds have statues honoring Queen Victoria and other prominent figures, and behind the building is a promenade with sweeping views of the river.
Canada's history for many years has unfolded in a dazzling half-hour sound and light display against the backdrop of Parliament buildings, with free bleacher seating. From May 5th to Sept. 7th, weather permitting, two performances are staged nightly, the first in English, the second in French. In the 1960s, Ottawa began to take on new vitality as a capital. The National Arts Centre was built, ethnic restaurants multiplied, the Byward Market area and other historic buildings were saved, and parks were developed. Now attractions include more than two dozen museums and galleries. Ottawa lodging options range from guest houses and bed and breakfasts to name brand hotels.
We have organized our listings of Ottawa's local hotel accommodations into several geographic areas and alphabetically. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater Ottawa area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Hotels located in the greater Ottawa, Ontario area.
Downtown hotels located near the National Arts Center and the University of Ottawa.
Hotels located in cities south of Ottawa such as Cornwall, Nepean, Gloucester, Brookville and the Ottawa International Airport (YOW).
Hotel options across the Ottawa River in the Quebec cities of Hull, Aylmer and Gatineau.
Hotels located in surrounding communities including Arnprior, Kanata, Renfrew and others.
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Area Facts: Both French and English are spoken in Ottawa. The city's three rivers, and an over 42,000 acre greenbelt of protected farms and wetlands provide an excellent array of outdoor recreational alternatives. The local area code for Ottawa is 613.
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