Anniversaries In 2013 What’s Ottawa got to celebrate this year? Check these milestones out….
400th anniversary of French explorer Samuel de Champlain travelling up the Ottawa River
75th anniversary of Gatineau Park, a huge natural playground just 15 minutes’ drive north of Ottawa. In summer, you can swim, canoe or kayak in its lakes or hike its well-marked paths. In winter, there’s downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowshoeing.