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Things to See & Do in Ottawa

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Must See & Do

Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill
Governor General's Residence
Byward Market (22 bars, restaurants, shops)
Eat at The Works Burger Joint then have Beaver Tails
Tour of HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel (voted the most Haunted Spot in Ottawa)

Free

Tour of Parliament Hill   (tickets available from 9am onwards)
National Gallery of Canada   (free Thurs after 5pm)
Canadian Museum of Civilization and Canada War Museum   (free Thurs after 4pm)
Canadian Museum of Nature   (free Sat mornings 9am-12)
Cycle the bike paths throughout the city and into the Gatineau Hills park area
Ice skating on the Rideau Canal, a 7.8km roadway of ice in the heart of Ottawa (in winter of course)

Festivals

Canada Day  (July 1st)
Ottawa JazzFest  (June 21-July 1)
Bluesfest, largest in Canada
Fringe Festival  (June ‘07)

Money Saving Tips

Purchase bus tickets in advance to avoid higher cash fares
Purchase maple syrup at Byward Market


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