Ottawa Region: Canada's Capital Region
Welcome to Ottawa Region!
The area surrounding Canada's capital, known as the Ottawa Region, encompasses 4,662 square kilometres (1,800 square miles) of an enchanting mix of urban and rural landscape. For the full urban experience, visit Ottawa for its array of restaurants & bars, markets and shops. While Ottawa is well known for its pre-eminent cultural attractions, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Nature, the region itself is home to over 80 museums and galleries. The area is served by three rivers (the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau), feeding hundreds of lakes, surrounded by acres of nature. Hiking, fishing, golfing and skiing are mere minutes from any of the ten towns in the region. The communities on Ottawa's perimeter, such as Gloucester, Nepean and Kanata, provide accommodation options in quiet settings just minutes away from the attractions only the big city can provide.
Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Museum of History illustrates Canada's history from prehistoric times, through the original Canadians, early settlers and explorers, to the fur traders, and mass immigration to modern times.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Ottawa Region? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Ottawa Turkish Festival
Sep 05 to Sep 11 » Confederation Park Ottawa
- Ta Da! Festival 2016
Sep 09 to Sep 11 » Ottawa
- Talk Is Free Theatre Presents The Music Man
Sep 14 to Oct 02 » TD Ontario Productions
- Ottawa Folk Festival
Sep 15 to Sep 18 » Ottawa
- Arts and Craft Crawl - Whiskey Edition
Sep 17 » Bronson Centre Theatre
- Ottawa International Animation Festival
Sep 21 to Sep 25 » Ottawa
- The Study and Go Abroad Fair - Ottawa Fall 2016
Sep 29 » Ottawa
- Study and Go Abroad Fair
Sep 29 » Ottawa
- The National Women's Show Ottawa Fall 2016
Oct 22 to Oct 23 » Ottawa
- Canada's Ballet Jorgen presents Swan Lake
Oct 28 » Centrepointe Theatre
- The Franchise Expo - Ottawa Fall 2016
Nov 19 to Nov 20 » Ottawa
- The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition
Dec 14 to Dec 15, Dec 17 » Centrepointe Theatre