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Canada's capital city is rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, museums, parklands, waterways and neo-Gothic historic architecture offering visitors a wide range sightseeing opportunities and adventures. Ottawa's downtown is just minutes away from the recreational pathways of the capital's pastoral  Greenbelt and the woodlands trails of magnificent Gatineau  Park.

A population of over 1.2 million makes the Ottawa region the fourth-largest urban area in Canada. The city offers an open and welcoming environment to cultures from around the world, providing service in English, French, and a host of other languages.

During your visit, our vibrant and colourful city will welcome you day and night with a wonderful array of activities and entertainment for all ages, and all interests. Canada’s Capital region offers a unique combination of culture, history and natural outdoor attractions featuring 30 museums, 50 galleries and theatres, heritage sites, stunning architecture, cultural activities, internationally recognized wetlands and ancient mountain landscapes.

Find out What is so special  about Canada's National Capital Region.