First Time Tourists Guide in Ottawa

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Famous destinations in Ottawa are Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal

For food lovers, try Canadian food at Restaurant Les Fougeres and Gezellig

Ottawa Jail Hostel or Saint Paul University Residences is the best budget hotel to stay in

Don't forget to take a picture in Central Experimental Farm, National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of History



Parliament Hill is a famous place in this town. This building located in the south bank of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa. This place was a Crown land area and this place has a gothic architecture. Here, you will find a clock tower is very identical to this building.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is an awesome place to visit and soak up some Canadian history.

Watching the whole parliament at a glance makes you feel like you are looking at a wallpaper.

It is breathtaking and the view of the hill behind gives you the feeling of an amazing hill station tucked away by the river.

There are guided tours available for Parliament Hill and it makes the experience even better.

It is totally worth visiting this gorgeous piece of architecture and history.

Address : Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9, Canada


Rideau Canal is the place that you find easier the local people hang out. This place is known as Rideau Waterway. On the banks of the river, many people passing by to see the beautiful river to relax their minds.

Rideau Canal


Address : Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON, Canada


ByWard Market is the best place that you want to buy anything. This is because you can find designer boutiques, farmer's markets, specialty food stores & a variety of restaurants. Sparks Street is the one of the famous streets to shopping the authentic things. Here, you can find ultimate Canadian souvenir.

ByWard Market

ByWard Market is a bustling outdoor farmers market center with specialty food stalls and shops

Address : 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3, Canada

Sparks Street


Address : 240 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1A 0X8, Canada


Nanaimo bar is one of the best authentic food in Ottawa. This food made from vanilla butter, and melted chocolate. This food has a sweet taste. Caesar is one of the famous drink in this town. This drink made from a mixture of tomato juice and clam juice, spicy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and ice cubes.


Ottawa's culture has a lot of French influence. It is because France once controlled several areas in Canada. However, the English language as the first language in this town but almost local people use the French language to communicate.


The best time to visit Ottawa is between March and May. It is because the temperature is really good for traveling. At that time have many special events that you should watch.


Ottawa Jail Hostel and Saint Paul University Residences are the best budget hotel in this town. These place located in downtown of this city. It will be easier for you to walking around. Here, you will find many facilities and a good atmosphere.

Ottawa Jail Hostel


Address : 75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada

Saint Paul University Residences


Address : 150 Hazel St, Ottawa, ON K1S 5T8, Canada


Restaurant Les Fougeres and Gezellig is a famous restaurant in this city. This place is the right place if you want to try the Candian food and try the authentic dessert.

Restaurant Les Fougeres

Outdoor seating · Good cocktails · Comfortable

Address : 783 Quebec Rte 105, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1P1, Canada


Good cocktails · Comfortable · Vegetarian menu choices

Address : 337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7, Canada


Alice's Village Cafe is the place to hang out and take a rest after walking around this city. This cafe offers Canadian and Contemporary menu as an option. Palmier is the best cafe in this town. This place provides some best coffee and pastries.

Alice's Village Cafe

Outdoor seating · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : 3773 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0, Canada


Outdoor seating · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : 40 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5, Canada


Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro is one of the popular bars in this town. This bar gives you the best service and facilities. Pub 101 is a good place for you to relax your mind. Here, you can find many local people and you can enjoy your moment in this place.

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

Happy hour food · Delicious cocktails · Comfortable

Address : 54 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T1, Canada

Pub 101

Outdoor seating · Good cocktails · Comfortable

Address : 101 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8Y3, Canada


The Canadian Museum of History is an interesting place that you should visit the Canadian Museum of Nature is the best place to learn about nature. Here, you will find about the Canadian Geological Survey.

Canadian Museum of History


Address : 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada

Canadian Museum of Nature


Address : 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada


Central Experimental Farm is an amazing place to take a picture. Here, tourists will find many flowers and a good atmosphere that suitable for your moment. National Gallery of Canada is the best place to get a good spot for your feed Instagram. It is because this place is the museum art.

Central Experimental Farm

Tourism place

Address : 960 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6, Canada

National Gallery of Canada

An excellent art gallery that has an amazing collection of Canadian art and is very well presented.

Fantastic selection of varied art, and accommodating to those with mobility disabilities.

Both big and small art, it is mesmerizing imagining what they were thinking creating those art.

The gallery is huge and you can spend hours here, the gift shop had some very unique art related merchandise as well.

Address : 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada