February 23, 2012 | By Adam Bisby, MSN Travel
The 10 best places to visit in Ottawa

1. Canada Day

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The nation turns its eyes to Ottawa each July 1, and Ottawa does not disappoint. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the capital each year for a multi-day extravaganza of parades, live music and patriotic fun that culminates in aerial displays by Canada's Snowbirds, a world-class fireworks display, and a nationally-televised Parliament Hill concert. To top it all off, admission is free to most museums and many other attractions on July 1. Heck, even city buses waive their fares. Happy birthday indeed.

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