Tourist Attractions in Ottawa, ON

The city of Ottawa, home to a population of more than 800,000 residents, was named after the nearby Ottawa River after the Algonquin word ‘odawa’ which means ‘to trade’. Because of the number of higher education establishments in the area, it has become among the most educated cities in Canada. The city also has a high standard of living and low unemployment rate.

Although the top industries in the city are in the government and high technology, tourism also plays a major role in its economy. It has several places of interest that attract millions of visitors yearly including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 24 other National Historic Sites of Canada. Other top attractions in the area are the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill and Buildings, National Gallery of Canada, National War Memorial, Peace Tower, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Notre Dame Basilica, the Canadian Museum of Nature and many others.

There are 116 tourist attractions found in Ottawa, ON. This is 6% of all tourist attractions listed in Ontario. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are museums and landmarks. Then there is also nature attractions listed in Ottawa. You may find a list of all categories of Ottawa attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Ottawa of that type.

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