In the XVII century in what is now the Ottawa Indian tribe of the same name lived. Then, with the arrival of the French, a small village gradually turned into a major city. Ottawa – Canada’s capital, a city status was granted by Queen Victoria, but Ottawa is not the capital, built on the master plan, such as Washington and Brasilia. The picturesque Rideau Canal, passing through the center of the city, dotted with pleasure craft in summer and in winter people ice skating – they are happy to use the river as a natural ice rink 7.8 km.
In the XIX century. Baytaun (renamed in 1855 in Ottawa) was a work camp, notorious throughout North America constant clashes between loggers. And on these dirty and dangerous streets in 1859-1865 gg., To the dismay of many Canadians, were built the Parliament building.
Today, the second after logging Ottawa source of income is tourism. This is a pleasant town with charming parks and canals, with world-class museums and beautiful monuments. Its brief history as the capital of the country is reflected in the impressive Victorian complex parliamentary buildings, modern office architecture and works of art, preserved in the National Gallery of Canada.
Today, Ottawa is a major cultural center of the country, where there are many museums, galleries and various theaters. Throughout the city there are restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs that suit all tastes. And each spring in Ottawa arranged a beautiful holiday – Tulip Festival, during which the city simply is buried in flowers, delighting the eyes of its residents and tourists. It is safe to say that Ottawa is an amazing city where monumental beauty, tranquility and adherence to traditions blend harmoniously with the dynamic modern metropolis.
Ottawa is a beautiful, well-kept town with many museums and architectural structures built in ancient and modern styles. The city center is a complex of parliamentary buildings – architectural symbol across Canada. Among the towers of the Parliament allocated the highest – Tower of the world. It is located Altar and Memorial Book Victims with a list of names of people who died during the wars. There you can see the bell and called Ottawa carillon performing any musical composition.
Near the Parliament is a building of the Supreme Court, before which the daily changing of the guard ceremony takes place. There you can see the fountain from the Eternal Flame, the symbol of the union of all provinces in Canada.
Among the most famous monuments of architecture can also be isolated Christchurch Cathedral and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. In addition, Ottawa is famous for its huge National Museum and the National Art Gallery with a rich collection of sculptures and paintings. No less interesting and the Public Archives in Ottawa with various antiques (manuscripts, coins, books, memorials, pictures, etc..), The Military Museum and Currency Museum. And the city has National Arts Centre, which regularly hosts various concerts and performances (ballet, opera and drama).