Ottawa...a Great Place to Visit!
Trip Start Aug 14, 2009
7Trip End Aug 25, 2009
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What a beautiful city! We visited Ottawa upon the recommendation of my boss, Mark. He is Canadian, and he and his family just visited Ottawa and Quebec City. Hence our travel schedule! We arrived in Ottawa on Sunday about 10:15am and our Hotel was very accommodating, allowing us to check in early. We unloaded the car and took the short 10 minute walk to the downtown area. It was hot! (About 95 degrees and the hottest day of the summer.) That didn't deter us from walking about 4 miles throughout the entire day in a fairly concentrated area.
The city is very clean and safe and pedestrians are everywhere! Of course, in the world of downtowns, these are two key factors for the success of a downtown and its future/continued growth. We saw all of the government buildings, which were constructed with a limestone fašade