Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is located in the Eastern part of Southern Ontario. Ottawa is also located along the Ottawa River.
Ottawa was underneath the Champlain Seas. Once the water drained approximately 10,000 years ago, Ottawa became habitable. The area was first used by many people for wild harvesting, hunting, trading and more. Philemon Wright settled in Ottawa in 1800 and started the areas timber trade. Ottawa, formerly known as Bytown, was founded in 1826. In 1855 the area was incorporated under the name Ottawa.
Ottawa is home to many different neighbourhoods, including:
According to the 2011 census conducted by Statistics Canada, Ottawa has a population of 883,391.
There are many special attractions and events in Ottawa, Ontario. Some of these include: