Tips for an Ottawa vacation

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Ottawa vacation tips

Ottawa is worth a trip. We have been to the capital of Canada several times and got to know it in summer and winter. In the summer months, trips along the rivers and the Rideau Canal are just as worthwhile as the sights in the city. In winter we recommend the museums. Among them are many of the top museums in Canada. It's also a great experience Winterlude Festival, which takes place in February every year. There is always something new to discover on an Ottawa vacation.

Experiences for your Ottawa vacation

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Well located hotels near the Winterlude in Ottawa

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A must when vacationing in Ottawa - the Parliament
A must when vacationing in Ottawa - the Parliament and its library


If you are planning an Ottawa vacation, you want to know a few things beforehand. So here we answer frequently asked questions.

Is Ottawa beautiful?

With its location on the Ottawa River, into which the Rideau Canal flows, Ottawa definitely offers a beautiful city center. On one side of the canal is Parliament Hill and Downtown Ottawa. On the other side is the lower town with its shops, the Byward Market and numerous restaurants.

How many days does it take for an Ottawa vacation?

Since the city not only has some of the best museums in Canada, but is also the seat of the Canadian government, it offers many sights and experiences for several days. Depending on how many museums you want to see, you should take between 3 - 5 days for an Ottawa vacation.

What is special about Ottawa?

Ottawa is a very green city with many parks and green spaces. In addition to highly interesting museum visits, an Ottawa holiday also offers beautiful walks along the river or along the Rideau Canal. You should definitely visit the parliament building, the Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Art and the lower town with its culinary offerings.


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Source Ottawa Holidays: own research on site. We would also like to thank Ottawa Tourism for the kind support. Our opinion is definitely our own.

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Tips for an Ottawa vacation

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn