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Program #3734RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for Sep 8 — Sep 17, 2014

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Novotel Hotel is located in the heart of the nation’s capital – close to Parliament, the National Arts Centre, and the National Gallery and minutes away from restaurants and the Byward Market.

Contact info:
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7 Canada
phone: 613-230-3033
web: www.novotelottawa.ca

Room amenities: The hotel offers a number of amenities, including in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, iron, and ironing board, complimentary high speed Internet, data ports, in room electronic safety deposit box and windows that open for fresh air.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a fitness center, whirlpool and an indoor pool. A laundromat is located two to three blocks away from the hotel. There is a shopping centre across the street.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 1-855-677-3033

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, September 08 - Arrival and Check-in/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrivals and transfers to the program hotel after 3:00 pm. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome buffet dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Following dinner, you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and orientation.

Lodging: Novotel Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Novotel Hotel is located in the heart of the nation’s capital – close to Parliament, the National Arts Centre, and the National Gallery and minutes away from restaurants and the Byward Market.

Contact info:
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7 Canada
phone: 613-230-3033
web: www.novotelottawa.ca

Room amenities: The hotel offers a number of amenities, including in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, iron, and ironing board, complimentary high speed Internet, data ports, in room electronic safety deposit box and windows that open for fresh air.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a fitness center, whirlpool and an indoor pool. A laundromat is located two to three blocks away from the hotel. There is a shopping centre across the street.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 1-855-677-3033

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, September 09 - Canada's Parliamentary System/Parliament Hill/Nat...
Canada's Parliamentary System/Parliament Hill/National Art Gallery/Historic and Contemporary Ottawa

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This talk develops the many complementary and, at times, differing structures that separate the manner in which Canadians govern themselves from the close counterpart machinery of government in the USA. Step-by-step comparisons of the three main branches (Judiciary, Executive, Legislative) in both countries are preceded by an over-view of the historical pilgrimage that led from the Norman Conquest of England to the centuries-old attempts to have government contain the influence of the crown so that Canadians can enjoy peace, order and good government, unfettered. Politics in Canada rounds out the lecture with the main features separating the economic, social and – at times – separatist aspirations of the political party system receiving an unbiased appreciation. Visit Canada's Parliament Buildings and the center stage of Canadian democracy with a guided visit through the Centre Block. From the top of the Peace Tower, gain an incredible view of Ottawa, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: This will be a two-part lecture, first, on the eventual selection of Ottawa as Canada’s capital city after experience with several prior settlements. trade to Queen Victoria’s judicious From early days in the seventeenth century when French explorers came upon Ottawa Indians while exploring new routes for the furdecision to locate the capital in a region that satisfied ethnic, commercial, religious and strategic objectives, Ottawa enjoyed volatile beginnings. A discussion follows of Ottawa’s contemporary make-up driven by both public and private sectors, multicultural richness -- from Inuit to Vietnamese -- and as a dramatic locus for the spark of what many see as the beginning of the Cold War. Coupled with this is a brief overview of the basic principles of universal healthcare in Canada from its early days in the 1950’s to its present status that most Canadians like to call a defining characteristic of their national identity.

Afternoon: The National Art Gallery is constantly putting on engaging events to encourage learning in a stimulating, informal environment. Whether you're a novice or expert, historical or contemporary art-lover there is something for everyone. Your guide will give you a fascinating new perspective on the works of art found throughout the collections.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: This free evening offers you the opportunity to relax in the comfort of your hotel room or to spend the evening at the theater, a ballet or a musical production. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Artistic venues are not always available.

Lodging: Novotel Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Novotel Hotel is located in the heart of the nation’s capital – close to Parliament, the National Arts Centre, and the National Gallery and minutes away from restaurants and the Byward Market.

Contact info:
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7 Canada
phone: 613-230-3033
web: www.novotelottawa.ca

Room amenities: The hotel offers a number of amenities, including in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, iron, and ironing board, complimentary high speed Internet, data ports, in room electronic safety deposit box and windows that open for fresh air.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a fitness center, whirlpool and an indoor pool. A laundromat is located two to three blocks away from the hotel. There is a shopping centre across the street.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 1-855-677-3033

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, September 10 - Canada's Evolution from Colony to Nation/Canadian...
Canada's Evolution from Colony to Nation/Canadian Museum of Civilization

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This presentation will provide a brief survey of important events in the historical evolution of the Americas, with emphasis on their impact on the areas that would become Canada. Special attention is paid to the French fact in North America, and to the accommodation of different languages and cultures in the country that mushroomed quickly from inauspicious beginnings to a territorial land expanse second only to that of Russia. Your exploration of Canada's cultural and architectural treasures continues with a guided visit by the museum's curatorial staff at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Explore the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, learn about their fight for cultural survival and admire the wealth of their contributions to Canadian society. Experience a remarkable journey through 1,000 years of Canadian social history.

Lunch: Lunch at Museum of Civilization

Afternoon: Free afternoon to continue exploring the museum or visit the many museums that the city has to offer, or take a cruise on the Rideau Canal.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to enjoy local fare or join the Group Leader (at a local restaurant).

Evening: You may remain with your Group Leader to continue exploring local sites or take the opportunity to head off on your own to discover Ottawa.

Lodging: Novotel Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, and saunas

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, September 11 - Historic Ottawa/Departure by coach to Montréal/Th...
Historic Ottawa/Departure by coach to Montréal/The Magic of Maple Syrup

Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel.

Morning: Witness some of Ottawa's most famous landmarks and architectural treasures during a city exploration with a local expert.Canada’s Capital is renowned for the diversity of its historical monuments and architectural treasures such as the Parliament Buildings, an important national symbol cherished by all Canadians. Other notable landmarks include 24 Sussex Drive, the home of Canada’s Prime Minister, located on the edge of the Ottawa River, opposite the main entrance to Rideau Hall; the National Arts Centre, Foreign Affairs, the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Embassy.

Lunch: Lunch on route to Montreal at the Sucrerie de la Montagne.

Afternoon: In a grove of century-old maple trees east of Montréal we visit an authentic “sugar shack”, Sucrerie de la Montagne. Designated an official “Site du Patrimoine Québécois” (Québec Heritage site) it transports its visitors back in time, providing them with a momentary glimpse of life as it truly was for Québec and Canadian pioneers. Sucrerie de la Montagne founder Pierre Faucher and his son Stefan are devoted to respecting the heritage of their forebears and perpetuating Québec traditions with authenticity. Enjoy a tasty treat of tire sur neige (syrup on snow). Welcome into a world of Québec tradition lived through the timeless experience of “sugaring off.”

Afternoon: Explore Montreal's neighbourhoods and landmarks, Mont Royal and Jean Talon Market as we arrive in Montreal by coach.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel in Montreal.

Evening: Enjoy an optional evening walk in Montreal.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, and saunas

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, September 12 - Notre Dame Basilica/Organ Recital/Pointe a Callie...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica, a jewel of Montreal. This masterpiece of Gothic revival architecture is renowned for its interior, sculpted in wood, paint and gold leaf. See the boldly modern design of the Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Chapel (or the Wedding Chapel) captivating thousands of visitors each year. Learn about the history of Notre Dame followed by a private recital with organist Pierre Grandmaison. More than 100 years old, the Basilica's organ is a world-renowned masterpiece.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Embark on a guided exploration of the birthplace of Montréal - Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Rising above evidence of more than 1000 years of human activity, this museum houses remarkable architectural remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity. Pointe-à-Callière delves into the past to foster a debate on urban issues both local and global, and to encourage you to reflect on the future.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to enjoy the culinary delights of Old Montréal or join the Group Leader at a local restaurant.

Evening: Free evening to explore on your own or rest at the hotel.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel offers direct underground access to the metro and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is within walking distance of Old Montréal, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The underground Métro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown.

Contact info:
1255 rue Jeanne Mance
Montréal, QC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, and saunas

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Saturday, September 13 - French/English Partnership after 1840/Native Oppo...
French/English Partnership after 1840/Native Opposition to Canadian Rule/Old Montreal

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning our local Historian will deliver two part presentation. The first lecture will focus on Native opposition to Canadian Rule and Manitoba's admission as Canada's fifth province. Hear about the historic Red River Rebellion and the provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba. In 1870, the Manitoba Act was passed, allowing the Red River settlement to enter Confederation as the province of Manitoba. The Act also incorporated some of Riel's demands, such as separate French schools for Métis children and protection of Catholicism. A second lecture will discuss the Emergence of a French-English Partnership in Canada. Explore how the American Civil War played a part in this pivotal event in Canadian history. Confederation was the product of forces and conditions that were both domestic and external in origin. Within the colonies, economic necessities and political deadlock were the order of the day; and the politics, agendas and actions of both Britain and the United States promoted the need for a new political framework for British North America.

Lunch: Lunch at Le Vieux Port traditional French cuisine.

Afternoon: Explore the architectural history of the city, as you walk the cobbled streets on a guided walk of Old Montreal. Notable highlights during the walk include Place d'Armes and Place Jacques Cartier. This historic city center is rich in museums, galleries, restaurants and grey stone architecture spread out along narrow, cobblestone streets. Stroll through Place Jacques Cartier, a lively public square, and then turn south to the waterfront (Vieux Port). Its impressive harborfront facilities include a 1.5-mile (2.5-km)-long recreational park along the St. Lawrence River, a state-of-the-art science center, a theater, antiquarian bookshops and inviting cafés.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner on your own to explore the many culinary delights that Montreal has to offer.

Evening: Free evening to explore the wonderful night life in Montréal from concerts to theater.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

Contact info:
44, Cote du Palais
Vieux-Québec, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 418-692-1030
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 800-633-7313

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seven: Sunday, September 14 - Departure by coach to Québec City/Trois-Rivieres/...
Departure by coach to Québec City/Trois-Rivieres/The History of Québec City

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Quebec City with a stop in Trois-Rivieres where we will go on a guided historical walk.

Lunch: Lunch on your own en route.

Afternoon: A Power Point presentation will introduce you to the history of Quebec City. Relive the dramatic history of Canada's oldest city founded in 1608 by the intrepid Samuel de Champlain. Historic images and pertinent commentaries will provide a summary of noteworthy events and notorious characters that have shaped the illustrious history of this World Heritage City.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Free evening. You may remain with your Group Leader to continue exploring local sites or take the opportunity to head off on your own to discover Quebec City.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

Contact info:
44, Cote du Palais
Vieux-Québec, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 418-692-1030
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 800-633-7313

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Eight: Monday, September 15 - From a Traditional to a Modern Society/Old Quebec...
From a Traditional to a Modern Society/Old Quebec/Ursuline Museum/The Evolution of Nationalism in Quebec

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A presentation will look at Quebec's evolution, from a traditional to a modern society. From its foundation in 1608 Quebec has developed under the ascendancy of the Roman Catholic Church. For much of its history the Church was omnipresent and omnipotent in French Canadian society but the period of the 1960s also known as the "Quiet Revolution" will mark a radical change where Quebec will develop into a modern and a secular society. Today, Quebec is a collectivity that has assumed itself and developed a self identity. A guided walk through Old Québec will enhance the lecture and provide an excellent overview of Québec City. Learn about the principal historical events that occurred here. The city was awarded its World Heritage City designation in 1985 based partially on the preservation of the fortifications around the Old Town, which date from 1745. This area has a distinct European feel with its stone buildings and winding streets lined with shops and restaurants.

Lunch: Lunch at local French restaurant

Afternoon: A presentation will explore the evolution of nationalism in Québec. What are some of the political and social events that have given rise to a strong nationalism and the creation of a political party whose main objective is to separate from Canada and create an independent country? Following the British conquest, in 1763, French Canadians will fight attempts of assimilation in order to insure the survival of their distinct culture. Today, this culture is vibrant and alive but many feel that it is continuously under pressure

Afternoon: On a guided exploration of the Ursulines Convent and Museum, learn about the educational mission of the Ursuline nuns and their way of life. The Ursulines landed in New France in 1639 and concerned themselves with the education of girls, both French and Native. The Convent is the oldest institution of its kind in North America and is housed in buildings erected at various times during the monastery's three and a half centuries of existence. The Chapel dates from the early 20th century and preserves the interior decor of the original 1730s chapel. The Ursulines museum contains one of the richest ethnographic and artistic collections passed down from the early days of New France, including exquisite embroidery worked by the nuns

Dinner: Dinner on own to enjoy another French culinary experience.

Evening: Free evening to continue exploring on your own, remain with the Group Leader or rest at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hôtel Manoir Victoria is a European-style hotel, situated inside the walls and in the heart of historic Old Québec. It is within walking distance of the Château Frontenac and the funicular to lower town.

Contact info:
44, Cote du Palais
Vieux-Québec, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 418-692-1030
web: www.manoir-victoria.com

Room amenities: The hotel offers hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker, minibar, pay movies, complimentary high speed internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, spa and offers dry cleaning and laundry services (non-holiday weekdays only).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 800-633-7313

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Nine: Tuesday, September 16 - Plains of Abraham/Musee des Beaux Arts/Free After...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec. The museum is made up of three linked buildings that display an impressive array of architecture. The museum's collection includes more than 22,000 works produced mainly in Québec from early colonial times to the present day. The museum acts as a custodian, keeping alive the memory of Québec art and artists.

Morning: Travel to National Battlefields Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham. Discover the site of many clashes for supremacy between the French and British Empires. The park is the scene of the 1759 Conquest, which changed the fate of North America. Apart from its historical past, the park is to Québec what Central Park and Hyde Park are to New York and London: a city park of outstanding value, the lungs of the city.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to explore the many culinary experiences in the city.

Afternoon: Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to explore Old Québec on your own.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a restaurant in Old Quebec.

Lodging: Hotel Manoir Victoria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Ten: Wednesday, September 17 - Program Concludes/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is at 7:00 am.

Morning: Departures after breakfast from Québec City as per individual travel plans. Check-out of hotel is 12:00 noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Montreal, QC
Château Dufresne MuseumThe Château Dufresne, built between 1915 and 1918, was a beaux-arts style mansion owned by the Dufresne brothers, leading members of Montreal’s French bourgeoisie. Today, the Château Dufresne houses a museum dedicated to the history of Montreal’s east end.
For additional information, visit: www.chateaudufresne.com/PagesFr/chateau-dufresne-english.htm
Château RamezayMontréal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum, was built in the 18th century as a prestigious residence. It was the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument. Relive more than 500 years of history through its numerous exhibits, its multimedia portrayals of historic figures and its French colonial style garden.
For additional information, visit: www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/museum/history/
McCord MuseumThe McCord Museum embodies the vision of a passionate collector, David Ross McCord, whose abiding wish was to shed light on the history and cultures of his country and thus bring its people together. The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion and appreciation of Canadian history. The McCord Museum helps individuals connect with generations, cultures and communities, inspiring them to become informed, open-minded and engaged citizens.
For additional information, visit: www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/
Quebec City, Quebec
Cruise on the St. LawrenceSet sail with our costumed guide, Louis Jolliet on a captivating cruise on the St. Lawrence River. Discover the history of Quebec City, the river and the surroundings. Navigate from the Cap Diamant to the Montmorency Falls. This Maritime Excursion is a fascinating cruise and the perfect occasion to admire the breathtaking beauty of Québec City, as seen from the river. Relax on our outside terraces as you learn about the city, its fortifications and surroundings. There are also a number of other cruises available on their web site.
For additional information, visit: www.croisieresaml.com/en/
Musee du FortThe Musee du Fort presents an original and unique sound and light show on the military history of Québec City. The Musee is centrally located in front of the Hotel Chateau Frontenac.
For additional information, visit: www.museedufort.com/site/home_en.html
Quebec Parliament BuildingThe most important historical site in Québec City. The Parliament Building is an imposing structure comprising four wings that form a square of about 100 metres (330') per side. One of the few buildings in North America whose architecture in Second Empire style. The tour of the Parliament Building includes the National Assembly Chamber (where the members of provincial parliament sit) with its Renaissance architecture and the Legislative Council Chamber (standing committees have been held here since 1968).
For additional information, visit: www.assnat.qc.ca/en/visiteurs/index.html
Ottawa, Ontario
Byward MarketEstablished by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. You'll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! The ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
For additional information, visit: www.byward-market.com/
City ToursOttawa is filled with Capital sights and attractions – and just about as many ways to explore and see them. Some options include walking tours, amphibious boat tours and even bi-plane tours over the city.
For additional information, visit: www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/what-to-do/tours-and-sightseeing
MuseumsOttawa is home to many museums including Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian War Museum, Currency Museum, Bytown Museum, Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, Canadian Museum of Science and Technology and the Royal Canadian Mint.
For additional information, visit: www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/what-to-do/museums-and-galleries

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