Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary on July 1, 2017.
Each year, Ottawa is the perfect place to celebrate Canada Day because its downtown area is closed to motor vehicles and becomes the main venue for celebrations.
From 1 January 2017 until January 2018, exciting and unique events will be organized throughout the city.
To congratulate Canadians, I prepared this article on Ottawa for my friends and readers:
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Ottawa River.
The city was founded in 1826, and was first called Bytown. On December 31, 1857, the site was chosen to accommodate the new capital of the province of Canada. Having become the capital of Canadian Confederation, Ottawa today welcomes the federal institutions of the country, such as Parliament and the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister.
Ottawa has 883,391 inhabitants, the National Capital Region is home to 1.2 million people.
The city of Ottawa is subject to continental climate. The average temperature in Ottawa is 6.3 ° C (max +38, min -38).
The city is based on an economy of administrative activities, high technology sectors and tourism. It is home to three universities.
There are several museums to visit in Ottawa:
National Gallery of Canada,
Museum of Aviation and Space,
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Canadian War Museum,
Canadian Museum of Nature,
Ottawa has several artistic festivals to attend:
Festival of tulips,
National Day, (which will be exceptional in July 1, 2017)
Ottawa Jazz Festival (Ottawa Jazz Festival),
Ottawa Blues Festival (Ottawa Bluesfest)
New Art in the Park