Ottawa

Ottawa

Match your curriculum with a visit to Canada’s capital city, home to the seat of the Canadian government, is a living history lesson, from the neo-gothic architecture of Parliament Hill to the grand spires of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. This cathedral is the largest and oldest church in Ottawa (built in 1841), and can be viewed from cruises along the Ottawa River. The canal system, spanning over 200 kilometers, is a World Heritage Site, partly because of its historical significance. A trip along the Rideau Canal offers a different angle on Ottawa, with sightings of wildlife as well as Ottawa’s famous landmarks. In winter, the canal turns into the world’s largest skating rink. A visit to Byward Market takes your students back in time to cobblestoned courtyards connected by narrow alleys. Here you can sample delicious BeaverTails (Ottawa is the birthplace of this iconic confection). Or take your students to the Canadian Museum of Nature, built in the style of a Scottish highlands castle. The museum houses world-class natural history exhibits, a paleontological gallery, which features awe-inspiring and life-size fossils in a swamp-like setup and a butterfly garden with live specimens and a 3D movie theatre. A history lesson never to be forgotten is a trip to the Canadian War Museum, where students can learn about Canada’s military history.  It houses a rich collection of artefacts spread throughout 8 galleries. Items span from the tumultuous times of the First Nations through the American Revolution, as well as WWII and the Cold War. They can get up close with WWI tanks and artillery, Hitler’s car, and even a McDonnell CF-1010 Voodoo interceptor that served the Canadian forces in the ‘60s. A unique way to experience Ottawa is to take a cycle ride through the city. The recreational pathway network has more than 170 km of pathways people can ride on, free of traffic and beside some intriguing attractions in the capital; the loop of Gatineau Park is a more challenging route for experienced cyclists. Immerse your students in the story of our country’s past, present and future by contacting one of our agents today so that we can put together a trip your students will always remember.

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