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