When people think of Canada, I expect they think of cities like Vancouver, Toronto, maybe even Montreal – but probably not Ottawa. Ottawa seems to have a reputation as a bit of a sleepy city, and perhaps people think that we’re only really on the Canadian radar because we have the Parliament buildings, and are therefore the Nation’s capital. Admittedly, Ottawa does not have the most vibrant night-life like Toronto, or the stunning views that Vancouver has, but we’ve got some pretty cool stuff too! The awesome thing about Ottawa is that is truly has 4 complete and utterly different seasons, and therefore is completely different depending on when you visit. So let’s talk really quickly about the best times to visit.
Shop the market stalls for fresh veggies, fruit, plants, and Canadian Maple products.
Visit the locks on the bridge leading to parliament hill
Eat at the grand, an amazing pizza place in the market
Have lunch and a coffee at Cafe 55, at the very heart of the market.
I hope I’ve convinced you that Ottawa is not as boring as its reputation may be!
Jessica is a 23 year old Nursing student from Ottawa, Canada. She loves polaroid cameras, film photography, Harry potter, and fashion. She also has an awesome cat that she shaves like a lion, and loves just a little too much. She blogs at This Analog Adventure. You can also find her on facebook, twitter & instagram.Are you interested in writing a guest post for Life etc.? You can find more info here.