Ottawa is home to the seat of the Government of Canada as well as 14 National Museums and a UNESCO World heritage site – the Rideau Canal. Ottawa is also known for its presence of Mounted Police (Mounties) dressed in bright red tunics, brown felt hats, and tall riding boots and don’t forget its “Beavertails”– who can resist the taste of deep-fried dough, brushed with hot butter, and your choice of sweet toppings! Locals will tell you that Ottawa is pronounced “Odawa”. This is because the name actually comes from the indigenous group, the Odawa or Odawe, which means “traders” in the indigenous Algonquin language. An educational tour can contain a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and cover interests from history to the arts. On this trip, enjoy an Ottawa Nature bike tour along the canal, hear about the darker history and ghost stories on a haunted walk, visit the Mackenzie King Estate, Parliament Hill and partake in a scavenger hunt around Byward Market. Visit Arbraska Lafleche for a cave tour and make your way along their 18 suspended bridges in a treetop setting with two zip lines and get an up-close tour at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Experience the culture, history, food, music, art, fashion, and dance of Canada’s diverse Indigenous heritage.
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Ottawa Nature bike tour | haunted walk | Mackenzie King Estate | Parliament Hill | scavenger hunt | Byward Market | Arbraska Lafleche -cave tour & ziplining | Canadian Museum of Nature and Indigenous experience
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