Ottawa is not only Canada’s capital, but is a fun, walkable city that conveniently packs a number of sites in one area — Parliament Hill, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ottawa canal locks, Byward Market, etc. It has the feel of a European city and public transportation, like that in Europe, is good. Once you familiarize yourself with it (or acquaint yourself with a helpful local), it’s easy to visit a number of places over the course of a few days.
I really loved the beautiful Notre Dame cathedral. Its interior was stunning. And if you have a few hours to spare, the National Gallery of Canada is a good place to stroll, admire beautiful works of art, and have your picture taken with Maman the spider. 😉
Places to eat
RV/oversized vehicle parking: We enjoyed our stay at Rideau Heights campground, mostly because of the campground manager, Mr. Raul, who was friendly and helpful. The campground is about a 15 min walk from the bus line, and while there wasn’t much of a pavement going to and from, you’ll be ok as long as you keep an eye out for passing cars. Payment at the campground is cash only.