Expected to be coming to Ottawa next weekend I started researching and interacting with Ottawa's tourism. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is one of Canada's most popular destinations and offers a variety of destinations, activities and events.
I had the opportunity to talk to Jantine Van Kregten about Ottawa tourism, who was kind enough to give a great overview of the things that Ottawa has and what she wants to experience.
. Please give us some general information about Ottawa. How big is the city, where is it, what is the weather?
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, its fourth largest city. The neighboring Gatineau city of Quebec, the region is about 1.2 million people. Ottawa is located in the east of Ontario, approx. Four hours drive north-east of Toronto; two hours west of Montreal; and one hour north of the New York border.
Ottawa enjoys four different seasons with the warmest temperatures and sometimes high humidity in July and August; moderate fall with a beautiful fall; cold and snowy winter; and a wet spring
2. How to get to Ottawa and what is the best way to get to know Ottawa?
Ottawa direct flights are available from the major centers in Canada and several American cities, including New York, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and so on. One of Ottawa's most important stops along the corridor of Windsor-Quebec city, the VIA Rail and the bus service connect the city with other Canadian cities.
By car, major roads include the 416 freeway linking Ottawa to the 401 motorway. the city passes, while the 5, 50 and 148 Autoroutes are the main highways on the Quebec side of the river. Ottawa is Canada's capital and has played a major role in this country. Tell us more about this and the Canadian heritage offered in Ottawa.
Ottawa's history begins with the construction of the Rideau Canal between 1826 and 1832, the John By Col. of Royal Engineers and thousands of most Irish workers. The Canal extends over 202 miles (126 miles) through Ontario to the St. Lawrence River and built a supply line with the American attack (which never came). The canal is never used for military purposes, and the locks 49 are still working the same way as when they were built. In fact, the Rideau Canal is a candidate for Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is expected in 2007 for the 175th anniversary of construction. In 1857 Queen Victoria ordered Ottawa to become Canada. Buildings of the dignified Parliament were built shortly thereafter, and remain in the capital still "seemingly" attractive. Like the capital, Ottawa is home to 24 Sussex Drive (Prime Minister's residence and not open to the public); Rideau Hall (home of the governor's camp, excursions with places and gardens); and dozens of senior committees and embassies from world governments.
Do not miss the Laurier House, which is both Sir Wilfrid Laurier and WIlliam Lyon Mackenzie King, two former prime ministers or King's King Mackenzie King at home in Gatineau Park
4. Please tell us about some of the major attractions, museums and galleries in Ottawa.
The latest element of the national museum scene is the stunning Canadian War Museum, which opened in May 2005 in a stunning location along the Ottawa River. Canada's most visited museum is the Gatineau Canadian Civilization Museum. The Canadian National Gallery offers the largest collection of Canadian art with European and American masters. Other cultural facilities include the Canadian Contemporary Photography Museum; the Canadian Aviation Museum; the Canadian Science and Technology Museum; the Canadian Agricultural Museum; the canadian Canadian Mint; Bank of Canada Currency Museum; and the Canadian Natural Museum, which is currently preparing a massive renovation project in 2009.
Other museums include the Bytown Museum, which tells the story of the early days of Ottawa, including the Rideau Canal; the Billings Estate Museum, which tracks the history of a prominent local family; and the functional Diefenbunker, the Canadian Cold War Museum, is a four-storey underground bunker built between 1959 and 1961 as the place where the Canadian political and military elite would jump out of the effects of a nuclear attack. 5. Readers want to know about festivals and special events in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Festival is a rugged, year-round affair. The year begins with Winterlude, a huge winter festival that is held on the first three weekend of February. In March, the Irish community celebrates the Irish week, and in March and April the maple syrup season celebrates many festive festivals and celebrations.
It belongs to the Canadian Tulip Festival – three weeks to celebrate Ottawa's favorite flower. The II. During the Second World War, the Dutch royal family fled to Ottawa and Princess Margriet was born here in a hospital called Dutch soil. The Canadians played a major role in the Dutch liberation, and when the royal family returned home after the war as a gesture of friendship, respect and recognition, thousands of tulip leaves were sent. The bulbs are followed every year, and now 3000,000 tulips thrive in the Canadian capital region.
In late May, Canada brings Canada's largest marathon as part of the Ottawa Race Weekend. In the summer months festivals boast: Ottawa Ottawa demonstration heritage buildings; Italian Week; the Ottawa Fringe Festival; the TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival; the Nortel Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival; Cisco Systems Ottawa Bluesfest (Canada's largest); the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (the world's largest); the Light of Light Fireworks Festival; Ottawa Busker Festival; Ottawa GreekFest; CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival; the Central Canada exhibition; and the Pride Week
There are two free activities on Parliament Hill on a daily basis: at 10 o'clock the change of the Őrség and the evening sound and light exhibition.
the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival colors the sky; while the La Vendemmia Harvest Festival attracts visitors. The Ottawa International Animation Festival presents artists worldwide, while the Ottawa International Writing Festival provides a forum for lively discussions with authors. Autumn rhapsody celebrates the beautiful autumn colors.
Christmas lights glow in the capital of Christmas lights throughout the Canadian program. What about Restaurants & Entertainment / Nightlife in Ottawa?
There are several neighborhoods offering entertainment in Ottawa. ByWard Market is one of Ottawa's oldest neighborhoods, and operates as a fun quarters, offering over 100 food and drink types in just four square meters. Whether it's a fine restaurant, a good dinner, a cozy bistro or a romantic cafe, you can find it in the "market". Elgin Street is another popular nightlife where bars, restaurants and cafes are just a few blocks away. Bank Street offers three or four different areas along its length, including the popular area called Glebe. At the nearby western end of Westboro is also an attractive option for dinners and drinks.
Certainly, Casino du Lac-Leamy can choose from a variety of options – whether it's a game of excitement or a show in a popular theater or dinner in the five diamond restaurant, Le Baccara. The other five diamond facilities in the region (two of Canada's only two are Canada) are Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa's signatories.
7. Please give us an overview of the performing arts presented in Ottawa.
The National Arts Center in Canada is the premier performing arts center offering English and French theater performances, dancing and the National Arts Center orchestra. Numerous smaller theaters are abundant in English and French, including the Great Canadian Theatrical Society, La Nouvelle Scene, Ottawa Little Theater, Third Wall Theater Company, Odyssey Theater (outdoor performances beside the Rideau River) and numerous productions of Art In a court, a municipal building.
From 18 May to 11 June, Cirque du Soleil will bring Quidam to Ottawa. The Canadian Dance Festival held in Ottawa and the Ottawa Fringe Festival (in June) is a two-year Canadian Dance Festival (June 2-10). It is one of the best ways of new productions and new innovations.
The Centrepointe Theater at West End offers many lectures, such as the University of Ottawa and the University of Carleton.
Major events are usually held at Scotiabank Place and the Ottawa Civic Center.
8. Do Ottawa have shopping opportunities? There are some large shopping malls in Ottawa, including the Bayshore shopping center at the western end, downtown Rideau Center, the St. Laurent Center at the Middle East, and the Place d 'Orleans shopping mall at the eastern end. These centers offer the best of the best-known brands.
The Bycle Market market offers more eclectic offerings of great fashion and household items; such as Glebe, Westboro and some small towns on both Ontario and Quebec on the Ottawa River – Merrickville, Manotick, Perth, Chelsea and Wakefield. What are outdoor, leisure and sports facilities in and around Ottawa?
From a professional point of view, Ottawa Senators are particularly fond of Ottawa when they start the Stanley Cup victory. The Ottawa 67s offer a window to the Ontario Hockey League. Ottawa Renegades is a thrill of the Canadian football league, while Ottawa Lynx is part of the baseball international league (they are the Baltimore Orioles Triple Camp team). But the sport in Ottawa is more participatory. Ottawans loves cycling, inline skating and hiking, home to the hundreds of miles of leisure routes. The Ottawa River offers incredible trapping and kayak-kayak adventures for adventurers.
In Canada, the highest bungee waterfall is located north of Ottawa, right in front of Gatineau Park. Throughout the year, Gatineau Park offers something for an outdoor lover. Whether you are camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking or swimming in the summer; or snowshoe or cross-country skiing in winter, the park likes the region as a whole.
As evidence of how different the Ottawa destination is, is this the only place where the world's largest skating rink is playing at the world's largest beach volleyball tournament?
10. What type of accommodation are offered in Ottawa?
More than 11,000 hotel rooms in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The most important chains (Hilton, Fairmont, Westin, Marriott, Delta, Sheraton, Novotel, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Comfort Inn) are represented and offer more unique offers such as boutique ARC the.hotel or Brookstreet Resort
Downtown locations are within walking distance of many of the major attractions. Several bed and breakfast providers are also a convenient alternative to hotels.
A wide range of options can be found at http://www.ottawatourism.ca
11. What are the main events and great stories of 2006 and the following years in Ottawa
The Canadian Civilization Museum celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2006. Geological Survey of Canada. The young museum has grown to the National Museum of Canada and then to the National Museum of Humanity. In 1986 it became the Canadian Civilization Museum, which three years later moved to the magnificent Gatineau buildings and exhibited continuously entertaining and entertaining exhibitions for many interests.
Lac-Leamy Casino celebrates 10 years The non-stop excitement opened in 2006 was originally launched under the name of Casino de Hull, one of the most important attractions in the Canadian capital city, which runs every day from 9:00 am to 3: Games; five diamonds in Le Baccara; a matinee with adjacent theater, music programming and various shows; docking facilities; an adjacent Hilton hotel with a spa; and conference rooms. The Casino is celebrating many thematic activities, including the popular 7 Lucky Days promotion that offers various promotions every 7 days.
Emily Carr is the outstanding exhibition between June 2, 2006 and September 3, 2006, the National Gallery of Canada. Northwestern Pacific Coasts and the landscapes of the first nations, including many of the totem poles, help to define Canadian art, especially in the early 1900s.
In the third Indiana Jones movie, the state of the art scene places a spectacular desert site on a rocky cliff side. This venue is part of Petra, Jordan, and from April 7, 2006 to January 2, 2007, you can find out more about the exhibition of Petra's City of Stone at the Canadian Civilization Museum.
The Seven Year War at a New Exhibition is the focus of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa's latest cultural attraction, which opened in May 2005 with great enthusiasm. The exhibition Clash of Empires: The war that works from Canada runs from 18 May to 12 November.
Recreational activities form an essential part of Ottawa's life. This summer, residents can enjoy the performance of others, as Ottawa in 2006, September 9-13, Over the course of the 2006 Ontario Summer Games, she has more than 3500 athletes and coaches.
Québec Scene: April / May 2007: The National Arts Center has two previous "scenes", Atlantic Scene in 2003 and Alberta Scene in 2005 – and in 2007 the Québec Tour, the best theater, music, dance, comedy, culinary art, literature and film form the basis of the cultural festival.
Beijing Treasures: May 11 to September 30, 2007 Canadian Civilization Museum Chinese civilization during the Chinese National Museum's selection of treasures. There will be another attempt to present China's history, including economic reforms and the Olympic Games.
Renoir's landscapes: September 8-September 9, 2007: One of the most beloved Impressionists in the Canadian National Gallery this summer will be the first and the center of Renoir.
FIFA World Championships 2007: 1-22 July 2007: Ottawa has been selected as one of six Canadian host cities for this three-week, 24-nation, 52-league championship, the world's best youth (under 20) football player. This is FIFA's second biggest event after the FIFA World Cup.
The Rideau Canal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Heritage The Rideau Canal, 202 kms from Ottawa, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nomination must be received in time for the 175th anniversary of the Channel 2007 Completion.
Portrait Canada Gallery: Following the opening of the new Canadian War Museum last spring, the next major cultural institution in Ottawa has been designed by the Canadian Portrait Gallery, which opens at Parlament Hill Street in late 2007.
Thank you, Jantine, for giving you a great overview of all the things Ottawa offers. It has given me great ideas for next week next week and future prospects for the coming year.
Source by Susanne Pacher