The most popular attractions Ottawa

Today's capital of Canada was originally called Baytaun.The city has emerged as a settlement of the builders of the Rideau Canal.From 1855 he was appointed the capital of the British colony, which took as many as 29 years.Then it got its present name Ottawa.The answer to why this provincial capital chose a small town rather than Toronto or Montreal, you can, look at his geographical location.

Wanting to find out what famous Ottawa, is worth a visit to the museum "Baytown", which focuses the entire history of the capital.It is located in the city's oldest buildings, built in 1827. In addition to the exhibits, which are devoted to the history of the capital, there is also an exhibition of items of everyday life of the nineteenth century.

Notre Dame - the main attraction of Ottawa

Basilica is a gorgeous Catholic cathedral that was erected near the Byward Market in the Gothic Revival style.

Attractions Ottawa: Canadian Parliament seat

monumental building located on the top fifty-meter Parliame

nt Hill, his style is very similar to the architecture of the Parliament in London.Its construction was completed 4 years before the country gained its statehood.For tourists, the building is open all year round, even when it sits in the Senate, the Government of Canada and the House of Commons.In the summer, everyone can look at the ceremonial changing of the guard - this gives the place an additional splendor and solidity.

Attractions Ottawa: the secret knowledge bench

This bench - a famous sculpture, which was performed Vivo, a woman sculptor.The monument is located on the street.Wellington, in front of the Library and Archives of Canada.

Rideau Canal in Ottawa

Canal, linking Kingston and Ottawa.The total length is 200 kilometers.It is the oldest channel in Canada.

Gatineau Park in Ottawa

Known for its amazing scenery park.Its area is 360 km.Its attractions include the 5 public beaches, lake Pink, Lascaux, covered inside with marble and Mackenzie King estate, which belonged to the tenth Prime Minister of the country.The latter is famous for the mysterious paths, manicured gardens and picturesque ruins.

Attractions Ottawa Parliament Hill

This is a grand complex of architecture, built in the Gothic style.This place is located Parliament, the Parliamentary Library and the Senate.

Attractions Ottawa: Peace Tower

It is a symbol of Canada, the hill that dominates the parliament.The height of the clock tower is 55 m.

Central Experimental Farm

This farm is a research institution of the country.Here are the Ornamental Gardens, Dominion Observatory, the Agricultural Museum, the Botanical Garden and Garden Wildlife.

Village Wakefield in Ottawa

This is a favorite vacation spot of the whole bohemian capital.It is famous for its local attractions and spectacular scenery, including slung over Gatineau River covered bridge, mill McLaren-bungee tower (the highest on the continent).