Ottawa, Canada's humble capital city, is located 2 hours west of Montréal, and 5 hours east of Toronto. 
It's remarkably bucolic, boasting majestic rivers, and vast mountain forests close by. 

Once you connect with a local, or scratch below the city's federal veneer, we've also got a solid selection of all the things that makes a modern city enjoyable: a nationally renowned culinary scene, breweries, a vast amount of local retail, and naturally, an exhausting weekly schedule of parties and cultural events.

The following is an incomplete list of some of the things that make it easy to call this former lumber town, home.