CLLC Ottawa is the ultimate ESL destination for students looking for diversity, culture and the Canadian experience. Located on the shores of the spectacular Ottawa River and home to the government of Canada, Ottawa is Canadas cultural showcase. CLLC Ottawa boasts a highly trained and professional staff that deliver world-class English language training in an inviting and warm atmosphere. Students looking to expand their English through a custom-designed curriculum and a state of the art online...
The capital city of Canada is a fantastic place to study English.
Ottawa, CanadaOttawa is one of the loveliest and most vibrant cities in Canada, with excellent museums and galleries, great dining options and an active arts scene. This beautiful and historic city is bilingual and staff in most restaurants speak French as well as English. It’s a diverse city, with international residents from all over the world. From the charming restaurants of Little Italy to the quirky shops of Chinatown, there’s a lot to discover in Ottawa.
There are 180 km of pathways throughout the city, linking together parks, gardens and natural areas. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adrenaline adventures such as kayaking and whitewater rafting. Gatineau Park is right outside of the city and offers hundreds of kilometers of gorgeous nature trails, and an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Ottawa has a great selection of festivals throughout the year, including the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Chamberfest, the RBC Bluesfest, The Canadian Tulip Festival, and Winterlude. When you live and study in Ottawa, there’s always something going on.
More to see and do in Ottawa
Parliament Hill is one of the most famous attractions of Ottawa. It is located in the downtown in a scenic spot overlooking the Ottawa River. On every morning in the summer months you can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony here. It’s also a gorgeous example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture and guided tours of the building run throughout the day.
Check out the National Gallery of Canada as well. It has one of the world’s best collections of Canadian Art, including photography, sculpture and more. The Notre Dame Basilica is another intriguing attraction of this city. It’s the oldest standing church in Canada and its interior is exquisite – with stained glass windows and hundreds of intricate religious carvings.
The Rideau Canal is a historic waterway that fills with boaters in the summer months and ice skaters in the winter months. It winds right through the heart of the city and then connects with the Ottawa River at a dramatic lock near Parliament Hill.
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is one of the premier performing arts venues in Canada. It offers a great line-up of dance, theatre and music. If you enjoy arts and culture, this is one of the best cities to learn English in Canada, as there is a great creative scene.
Over the weekend, hang out in ByWard Market, which is a historic farmer’s market featuring produce, handicrafts and artisanal products from local farmers. In the evenings, this area of town becomes a popular gathering place. It has many clubs and restaurants and is a great place for a night out in Ottawa.