Noel Buck­ley

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - LIVING TOURISM -

Pres­i­dent & CEO of Ot­tawa Tourism Ot­tawa has been called a big city with a home­town feel. Do you agree? Yes. Ot­tawa has all the fea­tures and ameni­ties of a big city (great food, mu­se­ums, night life, pro­fes­sional sports, etc.) but also has a great “home­town” feel­ing with very liv­able neigh­bor­hoods, great recre­ation op­por­tu­ni­ties, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties and a plethora of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties. What land­mark or event do you think re­flects Ot­tawa best? There are so many great events such as Blues­fest, Tulip Fes­ti­val, Race Week­end, etc. but the one that re­flects Ot­tawa and our nation’s cap­i­tal, the best is Canada Day. Ev­ery Cana­dian should ex­pe­ri­ence Canada Day in Ot­tawa at some point in their life! Where do you take vis­i­tors when they come to town? When vis­i­tors come to town I take them to the By­ward Mar­ket, Gatineau Park, the Rideau Canal and the Cana­dian War mu­seum. Forced to choose, what would be your favourite time of year in Ot­tawa? If I had to choose a fa­vorite time of year in Ot­tawa it would be win­ter. Skat­ing on the Canal and eat­ing a Beaver­tail is truly the ul­ti­mate Ot­tawa ex­pe­ri­ence. De­scribe this city in one sen­tence. Ot­tawa is a great G8 Cap­i­tal, with world-class mu­se­ums, a vi­brant ur­ban scene, and eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble out­door ex­pe­ri­ences that is a great place to live and/or raise a fam­ily.

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