As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the ideal place to learn more about our country’s history and present. You’ll find Parliament Hill and many museums at low cost. In winter, the famous and beautiful Rideau Canal is one of the best places to skate!

Ottawa is a vibrant city made of vibrant neighbourhoods. You’ll find delicious restaurants, as well as delicious crafts such as fresh produces and microbrewery beers.


As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you must still communicate the dates of your stay in another province to your banking institution before your departure.


The complete vaccine (2 doses) against COVID-19 is the only vaccine recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for inter-provincial travel. Please note that two doses of vaccine are required to take a flight, board a train or ship.


It is not necessary to travel with your passport from one province to another if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However, make sure you always have a valid identification card such as a driver’s license or health insurance card.


Month Max Min Prec.
January -12 °C -19 °C 49 mm
February -9 °C -18 °C 40 mm
March -2 °C -18 °C 40 mm
April 8 °C -2 °C 57 mm
May 16 °C 6 °C 67 mm
June 22 °C 12 °C 88 mm
July 24 °C 15 °C 72 mm
August 23 °C 13 °C 79 mm
September 18 °C 8 °C 77 mm
October 10 °C 2 °C 81 mm
November 1 °C -7 °C 52 mm
December -9 °C -16 °C 74 mm


Canada’s official languages are English and French. English is the main language used in all provinces except Quebec, where French is the official language. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in the country. Although English is the dominant language, there are several French-speaking communities across Canada.

Things to do in Ottawa

Visit the museums

In Ottawa, there are seven national museums, all of which are equally attractive. Thanks to these institutions, it is possible to tour Canada by visiting only its capital! You will find the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian War Museum.

Visit the Parliament of Canada

Visiting this emblematic building is not only enriching to better understand our history and culture, but it is also an impressive monument to see!

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