Ottawa, capital city of Canada is a minimal, clean, keenly arranged focus of culture and legislative issues. Furthermore, it's a perfect decision for an end of the week escape. Begin downtown at the structurally staggering National Gallery of Canada, and don't miss the Canadian Nature Museum and the National Aviation Museum. Famous among visitors, the Rideau Canal offers drifting in the late spring and ice-skating in the winter. Gatineau Park draws in cyclists and walkers, while ByWard Market mixes old and new Ottawa. Among visitors, the city's national historical centres and displays are celebrated. It is the National Gallery of Canada and perpetual home to the Maman sculptures.