The capital of Canada is the city of Ottawa, which you can visit in your Ottawa vacation - is located in a beauty spot on coast of the river Ottawa. The name of city occurs from Alkin word designating "exchange". Ottawa (the old name of city - Baiton) became capital of Canada in 1857. The basic sights of Ottawa arebe Canadian museum of the nature, a museum of a science and technics, national gallery of Canada and the Parliamentary Complex. Showrooms of Ottawa - Byward Market, La Maison du Citoyen, Le Salon des Arts and Arts Court are known far outside the country, fans of national art are recommended to visit such places, as Ottawa Civic Centre, Congress Centre and Nepean Sportsplex where the set of surprising things and subjects of art is on sale and exposed. Fans of music pleasant meetings with the Orchestra of the National Center of Arts, the Symphonic orchestra of Ottawa and wait for many other things collectives. Directly in feature it is proud the magnificent parks were stretched, most known of which is park Gatineau. Every spring under aegis of the Dutch royal family in Ottawa very colourful festival of tulips is spent. From your Ottawa vacation you'll know that Ottawa - city of bridges. On four bridges movement of transport between Ottawa and its suburb Hull is supported, about 10 bridges is thrown through r. Rido, and 6 - through a ship canal. Ottawa is known for parks and avenues. In the spring here lands about one million tulips. The most luxurious quarters of city are in area "Rockliff-park". Here buildings of embassies of the foreign states are located. In capital many beautiful churches, including English cathedral Kraits Church and Catholic basil Notre - Dame. Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, where you'll arrive if send in Ottawa vacation here, is located about 15km south of the city. From the Ottewa airport, a Hotel Shuttle bus runs to various downtown hotels; it leaves every half-hour at a cost of $9 one-way, $14 return. A taxi from the airport to downtown will set you back about $20. Ottawa's train station is on the southeastern outskirts at 200 Tremblay Rd, about 5km from the centre. There are direct VIA Rail trains to and from Brockville, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto. Local bus #95 goes downtown from the train station; the same journey by taxi will rush you approximately $15. Long-distance buses arrive at and depart from the bus station at 265 Catherine St on the corner of Kent just off the Queensway. Take local bus #4 to get further downtown. Most of Ottawa's important attractions as well as many of its better Ottawa hotels, bars and restaurants are clustered in the downtown area within comfortable walking distance of Confederation Square. If you're venturing further afield in your Ottawa vacation, however, you may need to use a bus . OC Transpo provides a comprehensive network of bus services across Ottawa and its suburbs, while STO buses cover Hull and the north side of the river. The hub of the OC Transpo system is the Central Transitway , which runs from the Mackenzie King Bridge along Albert Street (one-way west) and Slater Street (one-way east). STO buses leave for Hull from outside the Rideau Centre at the west end of Rideau Street, between Nicolas and Sussex. Key buses operate from 5am or 6am to around midnight daily. Ticket prices are very reasonable and start at just 80?, but for many visitors the best deal is a DayPass ($5), which allows unlimited travel on the OC Transpo system for one day. Tickets can be bought at corner stores, the tourist office and many hotels, or paid for on the bus itself - exact fare only. The same applies to the DayPass, except you pay a $1 surcharge for buying it on the bus. If you're travelling on an ordinary ticket and need to change buses to complete your journey, ask for a (free) transfer at the point of embarkation. Incidentally, to reach Hull's prime attraction, the Musee Canadien des Civilisations , take OC Transpo bus #8 from the Central Transitway.