Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, hosts a diverse selection of enticing activities this summer—take a peek:
- a non-stop party at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest (July 6-18) with 6 outdoor stages on the banks of the Ottawa River.
- a controversial modern art exhibit making its only North American stop at the National Gallery of Canada—racy, edgy and provocative.
- Canada’s largest waterpark(opens June 7) offers high-tech biometric payment options.
- the newly revamped Canadian Museum of Nature displays architectural wonders… and a rare skeleton of a blue whale.
- a royal visit by Queen Elizabeth II on Canada Day (July 1)—Canada’s biggest birthday bash.
- delicious local products—from elk to cranberries—on the menus of a growing number of chef-owned Savour Ottawa restaurants.
- easier access to the four-storey underground bunker built to withstand a nuclear attack that is now Canada’s Cold War Museum
- free weekly yoga classes on the lawn of Parliament Hill—Canada’s seat of government.
- whitewater kayaking lessons in downtown Ottawa.
- and more!
Couple these events and attractions with the world’s largest one-day beach volleyball tournament (July 10); the buzz of the eclectic ByWard Market neighbourhood’s four square blocks of outdoor patios, live music venues, shops, bistros and more; the pomp and pageantry of the Changing the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill; boat cruises along the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and you have an action-packed summer.
For information on Ottawa’s festivals and events, restaurants, attractions, neighbourhoods, or to book packages or access Ottawa videos and images, visit http://changeottawa.com
If you need more information or images, or would like to experience these things first-hand, please get in touch!
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