Released DECEMBER 4, 2013 - © Travelzoo
For a lesson in politics, visit Canada's capital city, Ottawa, and take in the sights of Parliament Hill, which sits on the banks of the Ottawa River, or check out the Prime Minister's digs on Sussex Drive. If you are not into all of that, Ottawa still has many things to offer.
During your visit, stroll along Sparks Street or through the Byward Market to shop or get a bite to eat. Visitors can also enjoy heading across the river to Gatineau, Quebec, where the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Casino de Lac-Leamy are located.
Although Ottawa gets very cold in the winter months, festivals, like February's Winterlude where you can skate along the Rideau Canal, attract tourists around the world. Summer weather on the other hand, is very comfortable and is the perfect time to visit Ottawa.
Ottawa flights are routed through Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW), which is just south of the city centre. Being the hub of all things Canadian, many airlines service Ottawa flights from across the country, as well as from multiple international destinations.
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