Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Canada’s stylish and attractive capital city, is the fourth largest city in the country. The impressive Gothic Revival styling of the buildings on Parliament Hill is complemented by the contemporary styling of the National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument, the stunning Rideau Canal and other national institutions of interest.
Ottawa is also the seat of national government, where Canada’s first where legalized same-sex marriage was proclaimed into law nationally, on July 20, 2005, and continues to be the main centre where any legal discussions take place and all new legislation is passed.
Ottawa’s burgeoning LGBTQ+ Village was officially recognized in 2011 and is focused centrally downtown in a six block area around Bank Street. The Village is where you will find queer-owned businesses, bars and nightclubs, restaurants, rainbow coloured crosswalks, and an entertainment hub with live entertainment, as well as a community fair and beer garden during the annual Pride festivities.
Year-round festivals abound in the capital region, including the Fierté Capital Pride Festival, which is one of Ottawa’s most colourful festivals, held in August each year. Their Board of Directors and Festival Operations Committee produce 8 days of events including public art installations, a festival weekend with multiple stages, the Capital Pride Parade, and the official Pride Guide. Check their website for 2023 details.
Cartier Place Suite Hotel