As Canada's capital, Ottawa is filled with important national and historic sites, and diverse cultural attractions, but its natural setting also supports year-round recreation and adventure. Spring means maple syrup's on the menu and the blossoming of millions of tulips. Summer is a time of outdoor music festivals and enjoying the relaxed urban vibe. Autumn sets the region aglow in vibrant colours, while winter is all about fun in the great outdoors – with the world's largest ice skating rink (Rideau Canal Skateway) and the great celebration of all things ice and snow, Winterlude.
Located in Ontario, on the border with Quebec, Ottawa is an impressive metropolitan area with over 1.1 million English- and French-speaking residents, growing multicultural communities, and neighbourhoods to suit any interests. With the beauty of Gatineau Park, the bustling energy of the ByWard Market neighbourhood, dozens of museums, an acclaimed culinary scene, and much more, Ottawa is the perfect destination for the traveller, or camper, who wants to experience it all.