ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place.
Book a Casino du Lac-Leamy Getaway package to receive $15 in FREE slot machine promotional credits. Take Lady Luck for a night on the town. Located in Gatineau, a short 10-minute drive from Parliament Hill, Casino du Lac-Leamy presents a lively evening out with your friends.
<p><b>Canadian Forces Station Carp</b> is a former <a href="/pages/w/107480665948163">Canadian</a> military facility located in the rural farming community of <a href="/pages/w/102547203134318">Carp</a>, <a href="/pages/w/105607439473127">Ontario</a>, approximately 30km west of <a href="/pages/w/106147952750417">downtown Ottawa</a>.</p><p>CFS Carp was decommissioned in 1994.
Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park, Québec West end of Promenade Champlain, Gatineau Park, PQ. View to west from Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park. Photo by B. Halfkenny. This location provides a magnificent overview of the Ottawa Valley (Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben).
The Chaudière Falls and Chaudière Island in 1838 before damming. Samuel de Champlain is the first recorded European to label the falls, chaudière, (which the English for a time would call 'Big Kettle') during his 1613 voyage along the Ottawa River.
Commissioners Park in Ottawa is home to the Capital’s most dazzling display of tulips. Follow the winding pathways, and take in the explosion of colour in gardens filled with over 300,000 tulips. In summer, the tulips are replaced by thousands of annual flowers, which create beautiful scenic views with Dows Lake in the background.
The Dominion Arboretum is located at the Central Experimental Farm of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Originally begun in 1889 the Arboretum covers about 26 ha of rolling land between Prince of Wales Drive, Dow's Lake and the Rideau Canal. Carleton University is located at the opposite side of the Canal.
Jacques-Cartier Park Jacques-Cartier Park, located on Laurier Street in Gatineau, extends over 22.68 hectares, and offers breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and Rideau Falls. As one of the Capital’s main event parks, it hosts national festivities such as Canada Day and Winterlude.
Laurier House National Historic Site commemorates two of Canada's most notable prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King. For over fifty years, from 1897 to 1948, the house occupied a central position in the political life of Canada, as the place of residence of Laurier and, after his death, of Mackenzie King.
Leamy Lake (in French: Lac Leamy) is a lake in the Hull sector of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The lake is located just to the south of the Gatineau River, and just west of the Ottawa River, and is linked to both of them with flowing in from the Gatineau and exiting to the Ottawa.
The National War Memorial in Ottawa was originally built to commemorate Canada's sacrifice in the First World War (1914–18). It now honours all of Canada's war dead. Sacrifices made in the journey from war to peace are symbolized by a series of bronze figures emerging through a great arch. Overhead, two figures symbolize peace and freedom.
Welcome to Gardens Ottawa. As a capital city, Ottawa boasts many attractions, historic buildings, landmarks and famous sites. Ottawa is also a garden city with over 140 public gardens, linked in the city centre by the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Ottawa River and scattered throughout the urban and rural landscape of the larger city area.
Parliament Hill The centrepiece of Ottawa’s downtown landscape, Parliament Hill is the political and cultural heart of the city. The Parliament Buildings sit atop the Hill, the gorgeous Gothic-style structures overlooking the Ottawa River, as the politicians within debate the present and future issues of the country.
The Peace Tower (in French: Tour de Paix), also known as the Tower of Victory and Peace (in French: tour de Victoire et de Paix), is a focal bell and clock tower sitting on the central axis of the Centre Block of the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.
Rideau Canal – A UNESCO World Heritage Site If you’re coming to Ottawa, a visit to the historic Rideau Canal is a must! Snaking and making its way gracefully through Ottawa’s charming downtown core, “the canal” as it’s known locally, is the heart beat of Canada’s Capital in any season.
The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new bank note featuring Viola Desmond—the first woman, other than royalty, to be featured on a regular circulation Canadian bank note. This new bank note provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the concept of historical significance.