Ottawa, province of Ontario, Canada

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Ottawa is the capital of Canada and a municipality within the Province of Ontario. Located in the Ottawa Valley in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, the city lies on the southern banks of the Ottawa River, a major waterway forming the local boundary between the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The 2006 Census recorded the population at over 812,000, making it the fourth largest municipality in the country and second largest in Ontario. Connected by several bridges to its Quebec neighbour, the City of Gatineau on the northern shores of the Ottawa River, the two cities had a combined 2006 population of over 1,130,000, making it the country's fourth largest metropolitan area.

The Parliament buildings.

The Rideau Canal seven locks at the Ottawa River entrance. The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Rideau Falls at the junction of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers.

Historic house at 169 Bolton Street in Ottawa.

The United Arab Emirates embassy on Botheler street that opened in 2009.

Byward Market in downtown Ottawa.

Château Laurier hotel in downtown Ottawa.

Historic building at 195 Dalhousie street. The Rathier residence built in 1862.

1899 Historic building at the corner of Dalhousie and Cathcart streets in Ottawa.

The Minto bridges near the Old City Hall.

The Canada Infocenter on Wellington Street, just across the street fropm the Parliament buildings.

The Old Ottawa City Hall built in 1958 and its 1988 modern extention by Canadian Architect Moshe Safdie. The building is located at 111 Sussex Drive. In 1999 offices were rented out to the Department of Foreign Affairs, which is based nearby, and this mostly filled the building.

On January 1, 2001, a new single-tier City of Ottawa was created to replace the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton. It was decided that the new city would be based at the RMOC Building. In 2003 the Old City Hall was sold to the Federal Public Works department. Today the building mainly houses Foreign Affairs employees.

The American embassy is located on Sussex Drive, next to the Byward Market. It opened in 1999.

The Courtyards located just behind Sussex Drive are a fun place to visit. The tin façade of an historic building that was demolished years ago was saved and hung on the wall of an existing building.