Ottawa is Canada's capital is a compact, clean, cleverly planned center of culture and a destination for every season. Ottawa is located in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has Parliament Hill in the downtown area, with grand Victorian architecture and museums. It is architecturally stunning in it's metropolitan capacity. The National Gallery of Canada is ornate and don't miss the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Rideau Canal offers boating in the summer and turns into the world’s largest skating rink when frozen in the winter!