Ottawa is the seat for the federal government of Canada. Visitors can expect a certain patriotic flair from Canada’s capital. Come and see the pride of Canada displayed here for the world.

Start with a visit to Parliament Hill. Here during the summer months, the changing of the guard takes place every morning. Come and watch this event with the colour, pomp, and ceremony on the Parliament lawn. You’re not a morning person? No problem. At night the Parliament buildings hold a light show set to music. Summer truly is a great time to come and see Parliament Hill- especially since all of this celebration is free.

When you leave Parliament Hill, take a boat ride on the Rideau Canal. This waterway cuts through Ottawa and is worked with locks which connect it to the Ottawa River. Boaters can paddle along during the summer and lovers stroll alongside. It’s a romantic place to spend some time with your sweetheart.

Don’t miss the Ottawa celebrations on Canada Day. The nation’s capital really throws a party to celebrate the birthday of Canada.  The downtown streets of Ottawa close allowing pedestrians to roam freely. There are flag-raising ceremonies, fireworks displays, and proud Canadians enjoying the day’s revelries.

A visit to the Peace Tower is free and enlightening. Learn how the Canadian Parliament works. See the current and past leaders of the country and hear the history. The Peace Tower can be toured with a guide. Go to the top and look out over Ottawa in all four directions. Walk the grounds and tour the memorial room. The Senate, The House of Commons, and all of the government workings are explained here in one building.

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