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Situated in the province of Ontario, Ottawa became the capital of Canada in 1857 to resolve a conflict between francophone cities (Montreal, Quebec) and Anglophone ones (Toronto, Kingston) which were fighting to become capitals. Ottawa has been officially bilingual since 2003. Today, Ottawa comprises 870 250 people, 40% of which are bilingual.

The city’s economy relies heavily on its high tech industry and on tourism. The Canadian Parliament is situated in Ottawa, also where federal government activities take place. A vast number of embassies and universities can also be found in the city.

Ottawa distinguishes itself through its rich cultural heritage and history. There are a multitude of museums to visit, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian War Museum. The Rideau Canal is another interesting attraction and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the wintertime the Rideau Canal becomes the largest natural skating rink in the world. Gatineau Park is another unique touring destination for walkers as well as skiers.

Ottawa’s nightlife is equally animated, especially in the city’s ByWard Market packed with restaurants and bars. Ottawa is a diverse and welcoming city, with a true zest for life.

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When you’re looking for a cafe to work in, the conditions have to be just right. You need a cosy ambience, good lighting and just enough background noise to help keep you focused. Oh, and great coffee doesn’t hurt. Luckily, Ottawa has several great office-away-from-home cafes for you to choose from.
Plenty of Ottawa restaurants offer the opportunity to indulge in a sophisticated lunch and sip on a glass of chardonnay while you enjoy a masterful culinary creation. But if it’s cheap you're after, downtown Ottawa’s got those lunch options too.
Once upon a time, Ottawa foodies wanting a gourmet meal knew just the place to go – Montreal. Those days are so over! Amazing fine dining establishments have been sprouting up all over the city for years, boasting food on par with the world’s best. Here’s a list of shining examples to tempt you.
If you want to live a long and healthy life, fried chicken’s probably not a regular feature on your plate. But when that craving strikes, nothing quite hits the spot like it! At first glance it may seem like a challenge to find something in Ottawa other than the Colonel’s red and white buckets, but here are some reliable spots for fried chicken that go above and beyond.

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