Ottawa Canada

Ottawa Canada

If you’re visiting Ottawa and stumble across a delicacy called ‘beaver tails’, don’t worry, these are merely pastries made in the shape of beaver tails. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and located a few hours drive from the U.S. border. It’s original name was ‘Bytown’, named after Lieutenant Colonel John By and was founded in 1826. The name was changed to Ottawa when the city was incorporated in 1855. 

Ottawa Canada Videos: Here’s a beautiful, 4-minute Expedia video that introduces Ottawa. Here’s a 4-minute personal video that shows Ottawa in the winter.

FunFacts about Ottawa Canada: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). As of 2016, Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada. In June 2019, the City of Ottawa estimated it had surpassed a population of 1 million. (Source)
  • Ottawa was founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855.
  • Ottawa has become the political center of Canada.
  • The origin of the name “Ottawa”: It references the Ottawa River, the name of which is derived from the Algonquin Odawa, meaning “to trade”.
  • Both the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery are in Ottawa.
  • Three major rivers meet within Ottawa, the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River and the Rideau River.
  • Indigenous populations have lived in the area for 6500 years.
  • Ottawa is located within the major, yet mostly dormant Western Quebec Seismic Zone and occasionally has earthquakes.
  • Ottawa has a humid continental climate and receives an average of 88 inches of snow annually.
  • The Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007 was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Singer-songwriter Paul Anka was born in Ottawa.
  • Author Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa.

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28 thoughts on “Ottawa Canada

  1. It’s been YEARS since I’ve been to Canada. I don’t even remember where we were, it was just a cabin for a family gathering. The main things I remember are the Queen’s Highway which was totally flat and the rain that was so bad we had to pull over. I would love to go and see more of Canada.

  2. Looks like a nice place. Love those buildings! I’ve only been to Canada once, I went to Victoria BC. It was a pretty place.

  3. It is a very beautiful city. Half of my family is Canadian, so I’ve been to Canada many times. I like all of your photos. NE Ohio.

  4. Loved the photos especially the first one. Right now I’m vacationing in Zihuatenejo Mexico. Spending 18 days away from the cold Osceola Wisconsin winter.

  5. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
    I’ve been to Montreal and Old Quebec many times, but Ottawa has just made my bucket list.

  6. I’ve never visited Ottawa but I have been to Canada. There are parts of Canada that are beautiful and parts that are very commercial.


  7. I love the beautiful pictures of Ottawa. I would love to visit Ottawa, I’ve never been there. It looks like it has some interesting places to visit and see in person.

  8. Fun fact: in the winter, the canal gets turned into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink. It’s 7.8km long and have rest areas on the ice where you can change and get those Beavertails. 🙂

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