Places to Visit

Outdoor urban adventures await you in Canada’s Capital Region. Explore the Capital’s green spaces. Visit the many parks and enjoy nature, sports or major events within the city.

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

Just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill, is the Capital’s conservation park. Covering 36,131 hectares (361 square kilometres), the Park lies in an area where the Canadian Shield meets the St. Lawrence Lowlands and where the Ottawa River...

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Mackenzie King Estate

Mackenzie King Estate

The Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park is a precious Canadian legacy. This 231-hectare country estate belonged to Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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National Capital Greenbelt

National Capital Greenbelt

Visit the Greenbelt in Ottawa, and discover the most ecologically diverse area in Eastern Ontario.

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Parks, Paths and Parkways

Parks, Paths and Parkways

The extensive green spaces within the urban core are key features of the Capital experience. They include the NCC’s parks, Capital Pathway network and scenic parkways.

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The official residences

The official residences

The official residences are six important historic properties in Canada’s Capital Region. Only Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, can be visited.

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Confederation Boulevard

Confederation Boulevard

Confederation Boulevard is the Capital’s ceremonial and discovery route, which encircles the downtown areas of Ottawa and Gatineau.

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National Capital Map

Discover Canada's Capital Region

Canada's Capital Region represents the heart of our great nation. It is the centre of our democracy, and a symbol of the country's collective history, heritage, culture and natural features. It embodies the spirit of what it means to be Canadian.

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