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What does "enjoy a beaver tail" mean? -phma 11:05, 16 Feb 2004 (EST)

A beaver tail is a round, flat bread thing, which I think is deep fried, and then you can add cinnamon, sugar, icing sugar etc. to it. It's supposedly a uniquely Canadian thing, but I've only ever seen it in Ottawa. I think it was invented for the tourists, but it tastes good anyway. Perhaps that should be added to the page. --Dawnview 14:01, 16 Feb 2004 (EST)

I moved Albert House Inn from budget to mid-range after seeing that its website lists rates starting at $98/night - hardly budget. Padraic 10:38, 13 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Parliament Hill[edit]

Is there any appetite for filling in more info on Parliament Hill? I mean, I would expect there to be some additional info on the House of Commons, Senate and Library. I don't mean political information but things that a travel guide book would have such as things to notice as you are taking your tour. Specifically, I'd like to say more to the Library, it's really special and worth seeing. On the other hand, that might be too much for the Ottawa page but I'm not sure an attraction would qualify as a page. Johnycanal 13:15, 5 August 2006 (EDT)

Would it be a legitimate district page? What's the area directly outside of the Hill called? -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 13:36, 5 August 2006 (EDT)
Downtown. Inclusion of the Parliament info on a district page may be a solution, though I wouldn't think that Ottawa would have any other travel-worthy districts: almost all of the sites are downtown.Johnycanal 20:55, 5 August 2006 (EDT)

Headline text[edit]

Canada's Capital Museums Passport[edit]

Visitors might be interested to purchase the Canada's Capital Museums Passport: 10 Museums, 7 days, 50% off.

The Passport is exchangeable for admission to each of the 10 participating museums as well as 20% off a theatre, dance or orchestra performance at the National Arts Centre. Valid from first museum visit. The Passport is sold at all 10 participating museums as well as at the Capital Infocentre at 90 Wellington Street (facing Parliament Hill) in Ottawa. Details:

Stay safe[edit]

The current Stay safe content is confusing. Why should I be afraid of taxi drivers, and what is a "swarming"? Jpatokal 22:25, 21 April 2007 (EDT)

Swarming is people surrounding you (as if to attack):)! Edmontonenthusiast 21:35, 22 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast

Also, the crime figures were based on a misreading of the Maclean's crime rankings, it would appear. Ottawa was ranked 6th for population out of the the cities they reviewed, but 56th in the actual crime rankings. Even if you look at it by population, it should show the actual crime rank on the side. Since this is a huge difference I have changed the number to 56th. I also am not sure if it's fair to call Gatineau one of the most dangerous cities in Canada given its ranking, but I will leave that up to someone else if they want to edit that. -- 10:53, 1 September 2009 (EDT)

Since we're not Wikipedia, the correct answer is to say "who gives a shit?" and delete random statistics. Jpatokal 04:50, 2 September 2009 (EDT)

Train station to downtown by foot[edit]

Bonjour à tous! I once met a traveling couple who had just arrived at the Ottawa Train station. They were eager to get downtown by foot, but the 417 (6 lane highway) was in their way. There's a way to get downtown through bike paths and Strathcona Park ( I am not sure where would be the best spot to put this. In the Get In/By Train section? At the bottom of the page? A separate page?

Bonjour. As the information is pertinent only to getting from the train station to the down town and not for getting around in general, I'd add at the end of the 'Get in'/'By train' information. WindHorse 01:10, 2 July 2007 (EDT)
Those directions are the best tip I've ever found on Wikitravel -- I've lived in Ottawa for 5 years and didn't know this was possible. I created a map [1] and am working on finding a map with a compatible license so it could be included right in the article. I modified the directions to avoid the "dirt path" east of the river, since one can just follow the loop of the paved path for almost the same distance and not get shoes dirty. I also modified the map to exit the park a little easier (onto Range Rd.), as I just walked this route in the winter and that area isn't cleared very well; however this isn't really easy to get across in words so I left the article directions intact on that front.Padraic 17:46, 18 February 2008 (EST)

Ottawa Train Station[edit]

I noticed on the Ottawa page that the main train station in Ottawa was being listed as Union Station. However, I am pretty sure this is the name of the old station on Sussex Drive that was long ago turned into a government conference centre. The "new" station in Alta Vista is officially called Ottawa Station (a name almost as bland as the station itself).

"Ottawa Station" is the name listed on the official VIA Rail station information site [2] and also the Wikipedia page Ottawa Train Station associated with the station.

So, I have changed all references in the article to Union Station over to "Ottawa Station". Yodaki 02:03, 27 July 2008 (EDT)


Is Ottawa ready? I think it has enough information, sadly I cannot do it, maybe a few small edits, but thats it. Any regular article contributers up for the job? Idunt know, what do you think? Honestly I think it just goes down to if anyone want's to do it. It IS hard work. Keep smiling, Edmontonenthusiast 21:45, 28 October 2008 (EDT)

No. Articles should not be districted unless it's absolutely necessary, and Ottawa is not at that point yet. Jpatokal 06:25, 29 October 2008 (EDT)
OK, my my, I was JUST asking. That no was a little harsh sounding in my mind, and then it kept that tone through out. Keep smiling, Edmontonenthusiast 18:40, 2 November 2008 (EST).
Do not confuse terseness with harshness. LtPowers 08:27, 10 November 2008 (EST)

High Tech References[edit]

The industry has mostly collapsed in Ottawa and is a small shell of what it was. Perhaps we should reduce the references to it? —The preceding comment was added by Leperkat (talkcontribs)

If you feel that's the case, please plunge forward and make the changes! LtPowers 11:15, 10 December 2011 (EST)

Embassy policy[edit]

Please see Travellers'_pub#Embassy_policy