Top things to see and do in Ottawa
If you love keeping active, you’ll love the Canadian capital. Ottawa is home to some fabulous hiking trails, ski runs, golf courses and the world’s longest outdoor skate rink, which runs right through the heart of the city. While you’re in Ottawa, go shopping, cruise along the Ottawa River and be sure to taste a Beavertail – it’s a hot, crispy pastry that has become Ottawa’s signature dish!
The Rideau Canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals. May through early October, the Canal is open to sightseeing cruises, pleasure craft, canoeist, and kayakers. During winter months, the Canal is turned into the Rideau Canal Skateway, and is opened to skaters free of charge each day – weather permitting.