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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...
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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...
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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...
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67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada
A recent installation for the Creative Cities Summit. Galerie SAW Gallery is housed in a former courthouse next to the Ottawa Jail Hostel. The gallery programs high-quality contemporary Canadian and international group exhibitions, installations,...
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195 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7, Canada
Bread & Sons is by far my favourite takeout breakfast spot in Ottawa. Goat's cheese and rosemary borekas with fair trade coffee, or croissant breakfast sandwiches with asiago cheese, sea salt, and a poached egg are my top picks.
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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...
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24a York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K2, Canada
Situated in the cobblestone courtyard that runs parallel to Sussex, this is my favourite coffee shop in Lowertown. I love to people watch while eating my warmed and buttered cheese and peppercorn scone.
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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...
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2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada
Nestled in behind the Rideau Centre and two towering hotels, Arts Court is home to over 20 different arts organizations. The building has a theatre, two galleries, a dance studio, a video and a film cooperative, as well as numerous other opera,...
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119 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M5, Canada
Plain, almond (pictured) or chocolatine - Le Boulanger Francaise is the place to go for croissants. Also serve a great americano or espresso to accompany your morning market treat.
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada
Moshe Safde's glass tower is covered up for the summer of 2013 by Inuk artist Silis Høegh's giant iceberg installation—part of Sakahan, the National Gallery of Canada's blockbuster summer exhibition. Arguably one of the biggest and best exhibits...
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West Block, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6, Canada
The parliament building looked brilliant on this very sunny day. If you visit, be sure to take the tour. Very informative! Did you know Canada is still a dominion of Great Britain?
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...