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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Ottawa (Ville d'Ottawa), Ontario, Canada

Parliament Hill Ottawa
Parliament Hill in Ottawa at Ottawa River. The Hill is dominated by the Gothic Revival style Parliament of Canada Buildings. The Centre Block behind the Peace Tower houses the Senate and Commons chambers. The Parliament complex was built between 1859 to 1865.
Image: David Samuel

About Ottawa

Coat of  Arms of Ottawa
Satellite view is showing Ottawa, the country's fourth largest city and the national capital of Canada. The city is located in the south east of the country in the province of Ontario, close to the U.S. border on the south bank of the Ottawa River, a tributary of the St. Lawrence River.

Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa, some say in winter the canal becomes the longest skating rink in the world.
The construction of the canal, built in 1832, was a military project to provide a secure route between Montreal and the city of Kingston on Lake Ontario in times when Great Britain and the United States rivaled for the control of the region. Today the Rideau Canal official website is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo: SimonP

The city was founded in 1826 and named Bytown after Colonel John By who was responsible for the entire Rideau Canal construction project. When in 1832 the Rideau Canal was completed Bytown had a population of about 1,000 people. In 1855 Bytown was incorporated as a city and renamed Ottawa. By 'Queen's choice', Ottawa became the capital of Canada on New Year's Eve of 1857.

Today the city has a population of about 880,000 inhabitants, more than 1.2 million people live in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area (Census 2011). Spoken languages are English (predominant) and French.

Ottawas climate can offer extremely hot and humid summers and extremely cold winters.

In Mercers Top 50 cities: Eco-City ranking 2010, Ottawa ranks #3 after Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the city of Honolulu, Hawaii.

The city is home to Ottawa University and the Carleton University.

Ottawa points of interest:

Shaw Centre, formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada
Shaw Centre, Ottawa's convention center.
Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson

Places: Château Laurier (stylish French Gothic luxury hotel), Shaw Centre (futuristic style convention center with a ballroom and a theater), Lord Elgin Hotel (landmark hotel in downtown), Laurier House (historical landmark),

Museums: National Gallery of Canada (premier art gallery), Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (closed, now part of the National Gallery of Canada), Canadian Museum of Nature (natural history museum), Canada Aviation and Space Museum (national aviation history museum), Canadian War Museum (Canada's national museum of military history), Canada Agriculture Museum (science and technology of farming), Bytown Museum (history of Bytown)

Performing arts: National Arts Centre (major performing arts venue), Centrepointe Theatre (performance hall)

Churches: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica (Neo-classical minor basilica, oldest and largest church in Ottawa)

Parks: Major's Hill Park (public park near Notre-Dame Cathedral and the American Embassy), Dominion Arboretum (ornamental botanical garden with a lake (Dow's Lake)), Green Island and Rideau Falls (one island, two waterfalls), Dundonald Park (public park in Centretown), Calypso Park (theme waterpark)

Sports: Canadian Tire Centre (multi-purpose indoor arena)

Just zoom in (+) to see Parliament Hill, with the Parliament Buildings, seat of the Parliament of Canada.

The Map shows a city map of Ottawa with expressways, main roads and streets, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (IATA Code: YOW) to the south.

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Local Time Ottawa:
Friday-June-21 2024  22:42  
Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the first Sunday in March ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

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Google Earth: Searchable Map and Satellite View of the City of Ottawa, Canada.
Coordinates: 45°25′15″N 75°41′24″W
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