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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Capitol Building
“While in Canada's capital city, Parliament Hill is one of Canada's most iconic sites and a must-see. The historic Parliament buildings with its' iconic green roof stand tall on a hill overlooking Ottawa's River and downtown Ottawa. You can marvel at the beautifully architected Parliament buildings, go for a free tour, and much more. ”
  • 297 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Near the parliament, you are walk-in distance to the Rideau center-our famous shopping mall. ”
  • 199 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“ByWard Market is a buzzing hub of outdoor farmers’ market stalls and specialty food shops selling Canadian cheese and maple-infused chocolate. It’s also known for its colorful street art and hip stores filled with crafts and clothes by local designers”
  • 193 locals recommend
Market
“In the heart of downtown Ottawa, Byward Market has a tons of restaurants and bars, including the Rideau Centre Mall. In the spring and summer visit the Byward Market to see street artists and outdoor market vendors. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Museum
“If art is not your thing ~ who can turn down an afternoon with fossils, right? We love this museum for its exhibits as well as how kid friendly it is. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/rideau-canal-skateway/ Can't miss the opportunity to skate on the iconic Rideau Canal!”
  • 132 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Go check out a concert, ballet or play at our newly renovated National Arts Centre.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lots of stores including some higher-end designers. Great place to get some shopping done if you're coming to Ottawa from a smaller town or from abroad. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Fast, tasty tacos that are incredible, plus the best guacamole I’ve ever had. There are two locations - one on Elgin St and one in the Byward Market.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The newly renovated National Arts Centre needs to appear on your Instagram feed. For a glam selfie, head upstairs to the modern red chairs for the picture-perfect spot. At night make sure to snap a picture outside of the illuminated Kipnes Lantern.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“so many things to do. From organized professional sports to fine dining and a high end movie theater. Lansdowne offers a farmer's market on the weekend and special events throughout the week.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Named the largest natural skating rink in the world, the canal is a great day activity. Take a stroll along the beautiful canal - or better yet if the conditions are good, rent some skates along the Dow's Lake side of the canal and skate along the 9 miles in length canal while enjoying yourself a hot chocolate and beavertail. Highly recommend to visit during Winterlude to see some amazing ice sculptures and artists, and much more fun family winter fun!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Go to a Sporting Event!! Any sport you’re into Ottawa has it! The Ottawa Redblacks football team, the Fury soccer team, and the 67s junior hockey team are all right around the corner at TD Place. The Ottawa Senators hockey team are just a bus ride away at the Canadian Tire Center (look up 400-series OC-Transpo bus routes on game day).”
  • 42 locals recommend
University
“The University of Ottawa is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This museum was completely renovated and just reopened in 2017. There are some really interesting artifacts and the exhibits are very interactive. Lots of cool tech to experience. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Free tours available in English and French, all year round. If you're coming from abroad, come learn about how Canada's government works! If you're coming from elsewhere in Canada, check it out and take pride in being a citizen of our beautiful country! If you're going for a tour in the summer, get there by 9 AM to take your pick of time slots. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Fast, tasty tacos that are incredible, plus the best guacamole I’ve ever had. There are two locations - one on Elgin St and one in the Byward Market.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a high end restaurant, one of our favorites in the city. The food is amazing, worth every penny. Reservations are usually required as they're a busy spot.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Nice place, mostly enjoyed by locals. Not a touristic spot. Good for Drinks/Diner/Brunch”
  • 51 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Best little pub in the downtown Ottawa Byward Market. Not easy to find but once you have experienced the amazing french Canadian burgers and fries, you will want to come back again...tomorrow! Amazing menu, friendly staff, great value for the plentiful portions you will get. Please note...this is a small pub for locals, so you must go early especially on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great hipster joint serving breakfast and lunch! Popular with the locals and worth checking out.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively daily. Great pub, food and dancing. Highly recommend their brunch on weekends until 2pm!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Upbeat restaurant offering oysters and other sustainable seafood in a cozy , brick-walled space. $$$”
  • 41 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“It's a hole in the wall, but the shawarma plate portions are the biggest I've ever seen. The food is amazing (especially the potatoes) - I highly recommend a chicken plate. Not walkable but worth the trip!”
  • 41 locals recommend

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