Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #7 in (Old) Ottawa, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 5.8 km
Ascend 76 m
Descend 68 m

Explore (Old) Ottawa in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in (Old) OttawaIndividual Sights in (Old) Ottawa

Sight 1: St. Matthew's

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St Matthew's Anglican Church is an Anglican church in the Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1898 and is among the oldest Anglican parishes in central Ottawa.

Wikipedia: St. Matthew's Anglican Church (Ottawa) (EN), Website

681 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is a Catholic church in the Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The parish was founded on March 25, 1913, with the first building being a simple chapel. The current building at 194 Fourth Avenue, was built in 1931.

Wikipedia: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Ottawa) (EN), Website

1015 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: Commissioners Park

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Commissioners Park is a park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It lies within the westernmost section of The Glebe, bounded by Dow's Lake, Preston Street, Carling Avenue and Dow's Lake Road.

Wikipedia: Commissioners Park (Ottawa) (EN)

1224 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 4: Dominion Observatory

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The Dominion Observatory was an astronomical observatory in Ottawa, Ontario that operated from 1902 to 1970. The Observatory was also an institution within the Canadian Federal Government. The observatory grew out of the Department of the Interior's need for the precise coordinates and timekeeping that at that time could only come from an observatory. For several years they had used a small observatory on the Ottawa River for this purpose. In 1902, it was decided that Canada needed a larger national observatory similar to the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Britain.

Wikipedia: Dominion Observatory (EN), Website

777 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: James Fletcher

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James Fletcher was a Canadian entomologist, botanist, and writer.

Wikipedia: James Fletcher (entomologist) (EN)

627 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Dominion Arboretum

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Dominion Arboretum The original uploader was Wood2 at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Dominion Arboretum is an arboretum part of the Central Experimental Farm of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Originally begun in 1889, the Arboretum covers about 26 hectares of rolling land between Prince of Wales Drive, Dow's Lake and the Rideau Canal. Carleton University is located at the opposite side of the Canal. At a latitude of 45°, it can experience extremely hot and humid summers and extremely cold winters.

Wikipedia: Dominion Arboretum (EN)

1474 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 7: Central Experimental Farm

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Central Experimental Farm P199 / CC BY 2.5

The Central Experimental Farm (CEF), commonly known as the Experimental Farm, is an agricultural facility, working farm, and research centre of the Science and Technology Branch, formerly the Research Branch, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As the name indicates, this farm is centrally located in and now surrounded by the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) farm is a National Historic Site of Canada and most buildings are protected and preserved as heritage buildings.

Wikipedia: Central Experimental Farm (EN), Heritage Website


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