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Ottawa: Canada’s Capital


The city of Ottawa is located on the Ottawa River, about 200 kilometres west of Montreal. Ottawa was made the capital of Canada by Queen Victoria in 1858. A former lumber town, the city has progressively gained in importance. Today, the city and its environs offer art historians many resources, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Civilization, the National Archives of Canada, two universities (Ottawa and Carleton), and several art galleries. The tour includes a special visit to the National Gallery of Canada, where a wine reception will be held, lunch in Ottawa’s picturesque Byward Market, and a guided tour of the city in the afternoon.

Date : Saturday, August 28, 2004
Duration : from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Includes : professional guide, transportation in a deluxe motorcoach, guided tour of Ottawa, lunch, and admission fees
Cost : $115 per person (taxes included), minimum of 20 people per bus