Ottawa is the capital of Canada and one of the most beautiful cities in the world: unspoiled shorelines, scenic parkways and expansive parks stretching across two provinces ( Ontario and Quebec ) combine to create a truly Canadian Capital. The slide show includes a valuable introduction about the political system in Canada, maps, attractions, and other important information.
In addition, it is a world wide center for research and development and hi-tech industry. It is the headquarters of Northern Telecom (NORTEL) and other famous and prestigious companies. Ottawa has one of the most important research centers in the world, National Research Center (NRC), and several universities and colleges.
With plenty of museums and galleries, it is considered a worldwide cultural center. (National Art Center, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian War Museum, Royal Canadian Mint, National Aviation Museum, National Gallery Of Canada, National Museum of Science and Technology, Rideau Canal/Laurier House, Currency Museum).
Ottawa is very manageable city with very well organized, safe and clean roads. It has an excellent public transportation system with buses equipped even to accommodate cyclists and their bicycles.
Ottawa is a sport city all year around: in winter cross-country skiing, skiing and skating are widely practiced, and in summer all other kind of sports.
Ottawa-Ontario, Hull-Quebec, and other cities form a metropolitan of population more than one million. (see maps and slide show)