Travel guide to Ottawa

Facts

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Local name
Ottawa and Hull
Inhabitants
1,037,000
Timezone
When it is 12.00 in England, it is 06.00 in Ottawa and Hull.

Best time to visit

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The roads in Ontario are sometime impassable during the winter, when it will often get very cold. Thus, the summer is the best time to visit Ottawa and Hull, but this certainly doesn't mean that the cities close down during the winter. Something is happening all year round, although certain facilities have limited opening hours during the winter.

Literature

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Ottawa (2894641702)

Culture and entertainment

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Besides the numerous museums and the lively nightlife in Hull's casinos, Ottawa holds several festivals and folk fest during the year, such as the Canadian Tulip Festival with parades and entertainment in May, when the tulips are blossoming, the Winterlude ice festival in February and Canada Day on July 1.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Ottawa being the capital, it has a lot of fancy hotels, primarily serving the many diplomats and government officials who come to the city. You can also find cheaper hotels, though, as well as B&B, university dorm rooms and camping sites (outside of the city). Book your hotel in Ottawa here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are plenty of taxis in Ottawa, and it's quite easy to get one.

Other transport

OC Transpo buses operate in Ottawa, while STO operate in Hull. If you need to get out of the city, you can take the VIA-Rail trains from the southeastern part of Ottawa to the rest of the country. Voyager-Colonial Bus Lines will also take you into the country.

Special conditions

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Note that serving of alcohol stops at 02.00 in the Ottawa bars, while the last round in bars, casinos and discos of Hull follow an hour later.
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