WELCOME TO OTTAWA,
BIENVENUE ņ OTTAWA!
Warmest greetings from Canadaís
Capital Region! While this is by no means an exhaustive collection for the
many activities that Ottawa
has to offer, it is meant to provide starting points for things to do in the
city. The official Ottawa Visitorís Guide and map will be provided in your
Canadaís Capital Region Welcomes You!
The city of Ottawa
sits on the border between the provinces of Ontario
In 1857, it was made capital of the British colonial Province of Canada.
Since 1969, the city has been part of the National Capital Region, which also
comprises the city of Gatineau.
Although formally and administratively separate cities in two separate
provinces, the area is considered a single metropolitan area. The region
stretches on both sides of the Ottawa River, including Ontario
on the South and Quebec
on the north. The region is one of Canadaís
most bilingual communities, with roughly 500,000 people speaking both
official languages of Canada,
French and English. The region encompasses just over 4700 square kilometers
of river valleys, hills, and wetlands, with a population of approximately
1,148,800 people. It is Canadaís
fourth-largest urban centre.
The city is neo-gothic in much
of its architectural style, particularly in its downtown centre. Your
conference hotel, the Ch‚teau Laurier, is centrally located for most of the
must-see sites in the city as well as for restaurants, night clubs, shops and
The following guide is designed
to enable you to get the most out of your trip to Ottawa:
Download the entire Guide as a .pdf file.