Ottawa, Canada's Capital
Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic showcase city of more than one million people. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, it’s a place where you’ll hear English and French spoken in the streets; where you can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world, many of which are just walking distance from the Shaw Centre.
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Ottawa, Ontario, incorporated as a city in 1855, population 934,243 (2016 c), 883,391 (2011 c). The City of Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is located on the Ottawa River on Ontario's eastern boundary with Québec, about 200 km west of Montréal. The name "Ottawa" is thought to derive from an Algonquian-speaking First Nation of the same name, probably from a word meaning "to trade". Read more on the Canadian Encyclopedia.
Arts and Culture
Discover heritage photographs, peruse the City of Ottawa Archives, explore art collections and galleries, theatres and historic sites on the Arts, Heritage and Culture section of Ottawa's city website. For a real-time list of events in Ottawa, see SPOTLIGHT. For a comprehensive list of all museums and exhibits, visit Ottawa Museums. For music events and more, take a look at Ottawa Tourism's website.