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One of the largest French language colleges in the province of Ontario, La Cité collégiale is situated in Ottawa. The college was established in 1989 and today it has become one of the best colleges of its kind in all of Canada. Offering over 90 courses in subjects as varied as Arts and Design, Electronics, Media, Forest Environment, Tourism and Leisure, the college is also well known for its sports and athletics teams. The main college campus in Ottawa consists of over ten buildings that occupy an area of 24 hectares (60 acres).
This lovely park is located along the Rideau River and serves the downtown region of the city. This green stretch is a respite from the chaos and pollution and certainly is worth exploring. Featuring a wading pool, trails for cycling and even a park for your dogs, Dutchy's Hole Park is a local favorite.
Located in Ottawa's Vanier neighborhood, Notre Dame Cemetery is an important Catholic cemetery in the city. This cemetery was established in 1872, making it one of the oldest cemeteries in the city. Notre Dame Cemetery houses the graves of more than 100,000 Canadians. Some of the notable people buried here include the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Benjamin Chee Chee, an Ojibwa artist and Yousuf Karsh, popular portrait photographer, amongst others.
The North Gloucester Library is more than just an ordinary library. Apart from the wide selection of books, it also offers two fully-equipped meeting spaces and a play area for children. For more information, please visit the website.
The Strathcona Park in Ottawa, Ontario is the site where soldiers trained before being deployed during the Second Boer War. This piece of history is now safely ensconced in the western area of the park in the form of Range Road. Other attractions in the park include a fountain named Lord Strathcona fountain and a play area by artist Stephen Brathwaite. In the summer, one can watch plays by the Odyssey Theatre and in the winter one can hop onto their snowboard and rustle down the hill area of the park.
Established in 1873, Beechwood Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and one of the largest in Ottawa. Spread across 64.7 hectares (160 acres), Beechwood Cemetery has graves belonging to numerous Canadians, from war heroes to a regular citizen. In 2009 this cemetery was deemed National Cemetery of Canada by the parliament. It also boasts of two more designations: Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Memorial Cemetery and National Military Cemetery of Canada.
One of the most fascinating glimpses into Canada's political history can be had at this beautiful, oddly downscale Ottawa home. Originally home to Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier and later to William Lyon MacKenzie King, the home predates twenty-four Sussex Drive as the official residence of the Prime Minister. Famous visitors to the house include Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle.
The Goodwin House in Ottawa, Ontario is a palatial mansion that serves as the Canadian headquarters of Amnesty International. This historic building was built in 1900, one of the biggest mansions to be constructed in Ottawa at that time and even later. Over the years, ownership of the mansion changed hands when it was used a convent of the Grey Nuns, headquarters of the Canadian Women's Army Corps and St. John Ambulance.
Named after Dr. Leo Marion, the Marion Hall building is home to the university Department of Earth Sciences and other offices. The Marion Hall of the University of Ottawa was previously home to the Department of Chemistry. This large building has been refurbished and has good infrastructure and facilities.
Founded in 1848 as the College of Bytown, the University of Ottawa is a bilingual public university. This co-ed university offers several courses centered around research, with over 40,000 students a year. Facilities at the college include several libraries and a museum, off campus provisions, accommodation facilities and sustainability initiatives. Ranked as one of the best colleges in Canada, the College of Bytown has seen alumni such as Paul Martin, the 24th Prime Minister of Canada. The college has also made a name for itself in sports and athletics.
The Tabaret Hall forms the main Academic building of the University of Ottawa. Named after Father Joseph-Henri Tabaret, OMI, this building with its roman pillars and unique architecture is a sight to visit for all visitors. The building is the central gathering spot for all the university students and all events and programs take place within this premise. Various social and academic programs including concerts and seminars take place at the Tabaret Hall.
Created in 1832, the Rideau Canal, also called Rideau Waterway, was built for safety in case of a war. The waterway connects Kingston to Ottawa and as of 2007 is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, since it is the oldest waterway that is in use. Designed by John By, the canal is a popular tourist attraction used for recreational boating.