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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa is a peaceful little city, well-planned, traditional in style
and spacious, with an abundance of recreational and cultural activities,
but apart from the National Museum of Civilization, the fantastic
National Gallery and various performing arts centres there isn't
much here in the way of tourist attractions...unless you're a skate freak,
in which case the 5 mile long winter rink of the Rideau Canal, particularly
during February's Winterlude Festival, is made for you.
The classic winter pastime in Ottawa, skating on 7.8kms of frozen Rideau Canal.
The 5 mile (7.8 km) Rideau Canal Skateway opens for skate action around mid January thru February, depending on weather conditions...
The Rideau Canal in summertime, Ottawa.
...then becomes the province of varied boaties, canoes and kayaks for the spring and summer. But for a watery adrenalin rush...
Rafting on the Ottawa River
...locals and tourists turn to the adjacent Ottawa River, which, in season, delivers plenty of thrills. Ottawa also offers half a dozen lake beaches nearby.
ByWard Market, Ottawa.
by Ian Muttoo
The city has plenty of pedestrian-friendly streets, including
downtown's ByWard Market and Sparks Street. In fact Ottawa boasts 104 miles (170 kms) of dedicated cycle/blade/pedestrian paths, as well as the 125 mile Rideau Trail.
Boldt Castle, one of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River, Kingston.
Kingston, located at the junction of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands, is 93 miles (150 kms) from Ottawa. The city's main attractions for tourists are Kingston's picturesque waterfront...more.
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A moose on the loose in magnificent Algonquin Park, a couple of hours from Ottawa. Next, Quebec City.
Algonquin Park, more-or-less between Ottawa and Toronto offers excellent camping , hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife-watching, swimming and especially canoeing, though... more.
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