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Ottawa Travel Guide

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, located in the province of Ontario and is the fourth largest Canadian city. One of the most vital aspects of travel to Ottawa is the diversity of weather conditions throughout the year. Between the summer months that have been up into the 90’s Fahrenheit and the coldest winter periods where minus 30 Fahrenheit has been recorded the gulf in temperature is enormous. This makes planning travel here very important, since the different seasons have very diverse requirements.

Top Ottawa Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Ottawa to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Ottawa highlights every visitor should see, the Confederation Park is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Canada National Museum are definitely worth exploring! Ottawa’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Ottawa city tour before you travel and allow our expert Ottawa based guides to show you some of Ottawa’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Ottawa

Ottawa’s most popular sport is Ice Hockey, and the best-known team is Ottawa Senators who play at the Corel Centre. Every year, the biggest event for Ottawa sporting calendar is undoubtedly the FIFA World Youth Football Championship 2007, which takes place at the Frank Clair Stadium.

Top Ottawa Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Ottawa to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Ottawa highlights every visitor should see, the Confederation Park is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Canada National Museum are definitely worth exploring! Ottawa’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Ottawa city tour before you travel and allow our expert Ottawa based guides to show you some of Ottawa’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Ottawa

Discover the best time to visit Ottawa thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Ottawa. The table below shows the average temperatures in Ottawa throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Ottawa.

Ottawa Driver's Guide

To drive in Ottawa, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for Canada. You can book them with the AA, before going to Ottawa.
On the road in Ottawa, as with the rest of Canada, you must drive on the right hand side of the road. We can arrange car hire in Ottawa online before travelling to Canada and there are several car hire offices in Ottawa where you can pick up your car.

Ottawa Airport Guide

Ottawa International Airport is located approximately 10 miles south of Ottawa. The airport, whose international IATA code is YOW, and flights there take 9 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Ottawa is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Ottawa International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Ottawa.

Ottawa Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Ottawa, or just need some advice, the Ottawa British Consulate is the place to go.

British High Commission
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa K1P 5K7

Telephone: (1) (613) 237 1530

Ottawa Fact File

City Name: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 5
Electricity Supply: 110V AC 60Hz

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