10 Ottawa Facts You HAVE To Know

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Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a beautiful and historic city with a rich culture and a vibrant community. Home to some of Canada’s most beautiful parks, parliament, and a bursting art scene, it is the ideal spot for young professionals and young families alike.

Here are 10 standout facts about Ottawa that you have to know:

1) Ottawa is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River, which separates it from the province of Quebec.
2) The city was originally known as Bytown and was renamed Ottawa in 1855 in an attempt to shed its not-so-pristine reputation.

Rideau Canal, Canadian Museum of History, Parliament Buildings, Canadian War Museum

3) Ottawa is home to many iconic landmarks, including the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal, the Canadian War Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canadian Museum of History.
4) Ottawa is known for its beautiful parks and green spaces, including Gatineau Park, which is the largest national park in the National Capital Region. Gatineau Park is also home to the world’s fastest animal: the Peregrine Falcon.

Peregrine Falcon

5) Ottawa has a diverse population, with over 200 different nationalities represented.
6) The city has one of the most diverse tech hubs in North America and is home to many major technology companies, including Shopify and Kinross Gold Corporation and with many more players with expertise in SaaS, AI, autonomous vehicles, 5G, cybersecurity, and more. It is often dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the North”.
7) Ottawa is home to several prestigious universities, including the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Gatineau Park

8) The city is home to many of the best festivals in Canada, including Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival, and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival.

Ottawa Tulip Festival

9) Ottawa is one of the most bilingual cities in Canada, with both English and French being widely spoken.
10) Ottawa has a rich cultural heritage, with many museums and art galleries showcasing the city’s history and art, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Canadian War Museum. With tons of murals and commissioned art around the city, there are a ton of unique pieces to discover as well.

National Gallery of Canada

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, these facts will give you a deeper understanding of Ottawa and the rich culture and history that make it such a unique and special place.

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