When I first learned that we will be moving to Ottawa from the Philippines years ago to finally get reunited with our mother, I didn’t know much about the city. It didn’t even occur to me that the city (well, all of Canada really) has two official languages – English and French. It didn’t dawn on me that having four seasons and the extreme weather swing of scorching hot summers to freezing cold winters gave us, Canucks, an endless amount of activities (and the reason why Canadians give exemplary medalled performances at both Summer and Winter Olympics) all year long.
The city I live in is undeniably a wonderful melting pot of cultures, languages, architecture, sports, arts nature, festivals and everything in between (shopping included). Though I’m not a huge fan of the biting cold, I’d be amiss if I don’t hit the slopes in the winter and canoe in the lake in the summer. The National Capital Region has one of the most stunning vistas in Canada, if not the world. Though a constant underdog in the popularity contest against Toronto and Montreal, Ottawa is anything BUT boring. This city will wake your senses, lift your spirit, warm your heart (visit Ottawa Tourism to lean more) and will leave you wanting more.
Ottawa is my home town.
What about you? What do you love most about your city?