PROS would like to acknowledge that in Ottawa, we are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.PROS recognizes the Algonquins as the customary keepers and defenders of the Ottawa River Watershed and its tributaries. We honour their long history of welcoming many Nations to this beautiful territory and uphold and uplift the voice and values of our Host Nation.
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Rideau River in the southern portion of the province of Ontario. As of 2021, Ottawa had a city population of 1,017,449 and a metropolitan population of 1,488,307, making it the fourth-largest city and fourth-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Ottawa is the political centre of Canada and the headquarters of the federal government. The city houses numerous foreign embassies, key buildings, organizations, and institutions of Canada’s government, including the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Court, the residence of Canada’s viceroy, and Office of the Prime Minister. Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of colleges and universities, research and cultural institutions, including the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Canada; and numerous national museums, monuments, and historic sites.It is one of the most visited cities in Canada, with over 11 million visitors in 2018.
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Sex workers and escorts in Ottawa Ontario are a valued and important demographic to local businesses and the community.
You can find the largest ice skating rink in the world in Ottawa.
It’s the home of the first now-famous BeaverTails hut.
The sculpture “Maman” is one of seven replicas in the world.
It was never planned to be the capital city.
Furniture destined for the Chateau Laurier sank on the Titanic.
It’s the seventh coldest capital city in the world.
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This two-hour show features all-Canadian music: from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come meet our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. This high-energy production features over 70 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, the Bare Naked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber and many, MANY more. While you’re enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous, all-Canadian meal. At what other restaurant are you served your dinner by a singing Mountie?
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Experience an immersive look into one of the world’s most legendary, and most notorious street artist’s work and influences at this temporary multimedia art exhibit. Banksy 360°, The World’s Most Elusive Street Artist, surrounds you with moving images of over 50 works of art. See large-scale versions of Banksy’s graffiti work projected on multiple surfaces accompanied by audio.
This exhibition features photographs, paintings, and videos of Arctic land and ice. Robert Kautuk uses drone technology to produce aerial photographs and videos of his community. He works at the Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre that documents and records traditional knowledge, while also encouraging community and Inuit-led research. Leslie Reid, an established painter, retraced her father’s mapping flights, undertaken in the early years of the Cold War, and became increasingly aware of the impact of colonialism on the North.
Join the roaring crowds at TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne as Ottawa’s Canadian Football League (CFL) team battles for a chance at the Grey Cup. The city’s first football team launched in 1876 and, thanks to the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the sport is as popular as ever in Canada’s capital. Loyal fans regularly cheer for their favourite players on sunny summer days, on crisp fall afternoons and even through the occasional snow flurry (the team plays from June through November). When getting tickets, pick your side of the stands wisely (fans are staunchly north- or south-siders). Wherever you sit, visit the concessions for sustenance, and make friends with the REDBLACKS’ giant but lovable lumberjack mascot, Big Joe, who pays homage to the region’s storied logging heritage.
Visit Rideau-Goulbourn this winter
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing meet quaint villages and historic sites in Ottawa’s Rideau Goulbourn ward. Head south to the Village of Manotick. Founded in 1859, the village takes its name from the Ojibway word for ‘island in the river’–an apt description because much of Manotick is in fact an island in the Rideau River. Manotick is widely known for its historic Watsons Mill, a fully operational 1860s water powered grist and flour mill built by the founders of the village. Today the Mill continues to grind flower while helping visitors journey through years past. A popular spot for photography, capture the beautiful mill on camera or simply take in the wonderful view of this heritage building during your visit!
Discover Osgoode, Greely and Metcalfe’s winter offerings
Bounded by the Rideau Canal on the west, Ottawa’s Osgoode ward includes villages, magical skating trails and marvelous maple syrup.Osgoode Village was founded just east of what would become the Canal in the early 1800s and later turned into a railway stop. Today’s locals love Red Dot Café for a menu that combines comfort foods and fine dining.
Head east to Greely–physically the largest rural village in the City of Ottawa–with six parks offering wide open spaces for winter activities. The Greely Loop is perfect for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. If you’re into antiques and collectibles, check out the curios at Aubrey’s Antiques.Continuing east, the Village of Metcalfe was named in 1877 after the Governor General of the day and was a stop on the stagecoach route between Ottawa and Cornwall. Today, it’s home to the delightful Hawley’s Corners Gift Shop and the Stable Restaurant which has a heated patio for safe winter dining.
Have you ever skated through a forest? If not, you can cross off that bucket list item at RiverOak, a beautiful outdoor playground with over 3 kilometres of skating trails leading to wide open rinks. Not into skating? RiverOak also has cross-country and snowshoe trails, and you can purchase maple syrup harvested from trees onsite.
Speaking of maple syrup, as the days get longer and warmer, head to Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm near Edwards. This year-round operation includes a sugar bush, farm-to-table dining, and a Farmshop with a wide selection of products including farm raised beef, chicken and eggs, prepared meals, sauces, seasonings and snacks.
Ottawa’s rural southeast is also a snowmobiler’s paradise, with an extensive network of groomed trails operated by the Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club.