About Ottawa

About Ottawa

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Chosen by Queen Victoria on December 31st 1857, Ottawa is Canada’s capital. Situated at the confluence of three rivers and straddling the border of the provinces of Ontario and Québec, the city embodies Canada’s variety and unity.

Ottawa boasts some of the finest cultural facilities in the country. The National Gallery enjoys an international reputation, drawing record numbers of visitors from around the world for exhibits of masters such as Renoir and Picasso. The National Arts Centre is a leader in the presentation of classical and contemporary music, theatre, and dance. Ottawa is also home to the National Museum of Science and Technology, while the Canadian Museum of History is a stone’s throw away across the Ottawa River in Gatineau.  The Canadian War Museum exhibits Canada’s military past and how it shaped the country. Remarkable presentations portray Canada’s rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home.

Ottawa Attraction Links

Things to Do in the Fall

Gatineau Park

Take an afternoon to hike or cycle through Gatineau Park with 165 kilometres of hiking trails, with something for everyone.

Ottawa Farmer’s Market

May 4th to November 16th

Brewer Park – Sundays 8 am to 3 pm

Getting Around

OC Transpo is the public transportation line in Ottawa.  Four buses and the OC Train come right onto campus to transport students to their off-campus destination, whether it be for groceries, errands or out to Scotiabank Place for a concert or NHL game.

Getting to and from Ottawa is very easy by air, train or bus