The city of Ottawa is a wonderful place to travel and call home – even for a short time. It is the capital city of Canada and thus is home to the gorgeous Parliament buildings which can be toured for free any day of the week. Also located just steps away are world famous museums such as the War Museum, Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery, and the Mint – to name just a few. After filling your brain with Canadian facts fill your belly at the ByWard Market which is packed with wonderful food and restaurants as well as Ottawa’s favourite snack the Beaver Tail! Ottawa is also home to the Rideau Canal which transforms into the longest skating rink in the world in winter. In winter check out the winter festival Winterlude, while in summer make sure to check out Bluesfest and the Canadian Tulip Festival! All these wonderful activities in Canada’s truly bilingual city as most people speak both official Canadian languages of English and French due to its location on the Quebec/Ontario border.