Ottawa is a wonderful city to explore on your own or with your family, and you'll find a variety of activities, whatever the weather. Capital city bus tours are an incredible way to see a vast majority of Ottawa's sights. You may wish to undertake such an excursion on foot or by boat - whatever you do, have your camera ready. You may also enjoy kayaking along the Rideau Canal, stroll along Hog's Back Falls, taking a trip to the arboretum, or scaring yourself silly on a ghost tour.
If you're going to be spending your days gazing at historical monuments, engaging in more than a little sightseeing, or exploring national parks, you're going to want to refuel at some point. The good news is that Ottawa is well and truly blessed when it comes to fine dining and entertaining, and you'll soon be spoiled for choice. Experience the '˜best tacos in Ottawa' at the Occo Kitchen, try a little of everything at NeXT, or indulge your sweet tooth at BeaverTails Pastry.
Ottawa is abundant with amazing sights and attractions that you'll want to visit again and again. These include, but are by no means limited to, Peace Tower, the National War Memorial, the Notre-Dame Basilica, Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canadian War Museum. A visit to Ottawa is a journey back in time through the city's rich and varied heritage, and you'll adore learning more about Canada's people and culture, as you fall deeper in love with the city.