Ottawa - Insiders' Guide

Ottawa, Ontario

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Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, spreads out along the south bank of the historic Ottawa River. The majestic neo-Gothic buildings of Parliament seem more European than North American. Their towers and spires dominate the city and give it a romantic feel. The city is part of a capital region that also includes the city of Gatineau (formerly Hull), Québec, across the Ottawa River, and a number of surrounding towns in both Ontario and Québec. Ottawa has become one of Canada’s centers for high-technology research and development, a fast-growing one at that, earning it the nickname Silicon Valley North. Many high-tech laboratories and companies are situated within the metropolitan area, with new enterprises sprouting up like tulips in spring. This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "Insiders' Guide to Eastern Canada." It is packed with information on each destination including history, getting there & around, major neighborhoods & regions, and what to do & where to stay when you get there.
Guide to Eastern Canada

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Guide to Eastern Canada

by Stillman Rogers & Barbara Radcliff Rogers (The Globe Pequot Press)

Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, spreads out along the south bank of the historic Ottawa River. The majestic neo-Gothic buildings of Parliament seem more European than North American. Their towers and spires dominate the city and give it a romantic feel. The city is part of a capital region that also includes the city of Gatineau (formerly Hull), Québec, across the Ottawa River, and a number of surrounding towns in both Ontario and Québec.

Ottawa has become one of Canada’s centers for high-technology research and development, a fast-growing one at that, earning it the nickname Silicon Valley North. Many high-tech laboratories and companies are situated within the metropolitan area, with new enterprises sprouting up like tulips in spring. This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "Insiders' Guide to Eastern Canada." It is packed with information on each destination including history, getting there & around, major neighborhoods & regions, and what to do & where to stay when you get there.

© 2004 Stillman Rogers & Barbara Radcliff Rogers/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ottawa
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for accommodations, dining, and activities is provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Ottawa - Insiders' Guide

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