Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Queen Victoria, and the knight Sir Galahad have all been honored with statues on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. These three figures stand among a dozen others honoring important monarchs and politicians in Canadian history. Most of them can be found behind the imposing buildings where the Canadian parliament conducts the business of governing the country. The structures on Parliament Hill are considered some of the most impressive examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. The Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Parliament Hill, making it easy for guests to spend a day exploring the historic site.
Though surrounded by Gothic design, the hotel embraces chic, modern decor and furnishings. Mode rooms feature bold colors and clean lines as well as flat-screen TVs and ultraplush Sanctuary beds. Large windows put the capital city on display in rooms and at the indoor pool, which sits next to a wall of glass. Other amenities include a sauna and a fitness facility.
At Lift restaurant, chefs use handpicked ingredients to whip up international dishes such as poached sockeye salmon oven-roasted rack of lamb. The restaurant’s bar is fully stocked with premium spirits served in funky martini glasses. Each weekday morning, Lift greets guests with a full American-style breakfast buffet.
Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s Artsy, Accessible Capital City
Canada’s bright and friendly capital sits along the southern banks of the Ottawa River. The city's best sights are all located in close proximity to one another in the sparkling center of town. After spending an afternoon at Parliament Hill, pay a visit to the National Gallery of Canada. Outside the gallery, make sure to snap a photo beneath the Maman statue, a massive, spider-like structure with bronze legs that seem to rise as high as the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica next door. For lunch or dinner, head to the Byward Market, Ottawa’s cultural nerve center and a huge public market packed with hundreds of produce stands, restaurants, and food stalls featuring cuisines from around the world.