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55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3, Canada
ByWard Market is both a market, filling the block bounded by ByWard, William, York and George streets, and the name for the surrounding neighborhood. This is where Ottawa began, an area laid out by Lt. Col. John By who oversaw the construction of...
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bring a newspaper or a laptop (there are plugs) and settle in with a cappuccino and a butter tart or samosa. The service is friendly, the pumpkin cake is gluten-free, they have almond milk, and the coffee is fair-trade, organic, single origin and...
Ottawa, ON, Canada
One of the great engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal was constructed between 1826 to 1832 originally as a military and commercial waterway connecting the Canadian capital to Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario. Today, it is...
1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
The Canadian War Museum is among the most popular destinations for visitors, offering a look at Canada's military history on the front lines as well as at home. Often, the museum provides unique and unexpected insights, as with their summer 2013...
380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada
Featuring the works of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and the Group of Seven, the National Gallery of Canada is one of the country’s premiere destinations for paintings, sculptures, and contemporary art. The building also hosts the Canadian Museum of...
474 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 5N8, Canada
One of the best ways to discover a city anytime of year is on foot, and your guides await at Ottawa Walking Tours. They have a number of different tours to choose from, but their most popular is a two-hour historical option—just be sure to bring...
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada
Having lived in Centretown for many years, I'm always impressed when I walk up Metcalfe at night, and see the illuminated glass casing (the Lantern) and the giant blue whale contained within looming over me. Similarly, getting off the highway and...
50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5, Canada
The Ottawa Art Gallery highlights contemporary art in the region, and has a growing permanent collection celebrating the area's art history. It's also home to the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art—a collection that includes some 1,600 works of...
250 City Centre Ave #112, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7, Canada
Yes, Art Is In Bakery truly makes baking an art! Located inside a former industrial warehouse in Ottawa's west end, this edgy gastro-bakery blends the best elements of a Brooklyn eatery and a Parisian boulangerie. Even Ottawa Magazine cited it as...
1103 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X4, Canada
Looking for a sweet and addictive taste of real Italy? Stella Luna is a family-owned gelateria in the heart of Ottawa, making fresh gelato from scratch every morning. Highly recommend the dark chocolate with cinnamon and chiles, or if you need a...
130 Anderson St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6T7, Canada
Ask any Ottawan where to find a good ol' cup o' joe and almost all will say "Bridgehead's." The first company in Canada to offer fairly traded, organic, and shade-grown coffee, Bridgehead is now 15 coffeehouses strong, all situated within Canada's...
1066 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y4, Canada
Yes, Ottawa's Burger Wars have begun in earnest, with dozens of places battling for burger supremacy - but for my money, the best bet is still the simplicity of Hintonburger. Occupying what was formerly the first KFC establishment in the city, the...
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