With its beautiful physical setting at the confluence of three rivers and such instantly recognizable institutions as the Parliament Buildings, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa and the capital region is a premiere destination for families.
Ottawa with Kids is the indispensable guide to the city and environs for visitors with children to amuse, entertain and educate – and for local residents who need comprehensive, up-to-date information on the capital’s countless features for children, from toddlers to early teens.
Getting acquainted and getting around: historical highlights, planning and packing, and tips on traveling around town with kids in tow. Where to Stay: complete kid-friendly accommodations from guest houses and campsites to university residences and apartment hotels. Ottawa’s Top Ten: full descriptions of the best-loved kid-centred attractions with directions, hours, prices, age levels, and how and when to best enjoy them. Getting Physical: everything from Ottawa’s popular bike paths, its parks, and experimental farm to professional teams, ski facilities and more. Get Out of Town: what to see at Wakefield, Kingsmere, Stittsville and elsewhere, all within an hour’s drive.
Plus a detailed, month-by-month schedule of seasonal events, a directory of emergency help and useful contacts, and specialty shopping geared to children’s interests.
(Also available: Toronto for Kids, written by Anne Holloway.)