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The capital of Canada is a comparatively young city. Its name comes from the Algonquin word for “exchange”. The first white in the Ottawa area visited in 1613 the French representatives of the fur and fur companies. The founder of Ottawa is Philomen Wright, which appeared in the valley of the Ottawa river in 1799, and established a colony, marking the beginning of the timber trade.
However, the city began to develop only since 1827, when it was created a military camp for the construction of the Rideau canal, providing a safe the waterway from the Ottawa river to lake Ontario. In 1857 Queen Victoria declared Ottawa the capital of United Canada. The city was at the junction of two provinces – Quebec and Ontario that gives it a distinct geographical advantage.
Like many years ago, still on Parliament hill is changing of the guard ceremony in London. The most fashionable quarter of the city is located in the “Rawcliffe Park”. Here are placed the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, and embassies.
Ottawa can be called the city of bridges. Their more than twenty. Proud Canadians and scenic “Landsdown Park” in which every spring landed about 1 million tulips. A significant part of them was presented to the Royal family of the Netherlands in gratitude for the years of evacuation during the Second world war.
Architecture of Ottawa reflects the national composition of the population of the city. Central hotel in the capital built in the style of a French Chateau, “Chateau Laurier” and the Parliament – an exact replica of the British Parliament, around which broken typically the English lawns.