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Ottawa is the capital of Ontario Canada & lies on the banks of the Ottawa River.

Across the Ottawa River is the city of Gatineau.

The first European's in the region in 1800 transported timber by river from the Ottawa Valley to Montreal.

When the canal was completed in 1832 it provided a secure route between Montreal & Kingston.The west side of the canal became known as "Uppertown" where the Parliament buildings are located, while the east side of the canal was known as the "Lowertown".


Ottawa became a centre for lumber milling & square-cut timber industry in Canada & North America.

Ottawa is visitor friendly town with most sights within a short walk or cab ride.

There are many theater companies including the Great Canadian Theatre Company & Ottawa Little Theatre.

Ottawa is home to the National Gallery of Canada, National Arts Centre, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada Science & Technology Museum & the Canadian Museum of Civilization.