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Welcome to Ottawa!

Come run or walk with us in gorgeous Ottawa - one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world! Situated among the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, Ottawa also boasts the world famous Rideau Canal. The city enjoys a rich cultural heritage, and features great architecture, dozens of national institutions, and ample green space.

The Hbc Run for Canada festivities in Ottawa will once again be held at magnificent Jacques Cartier Park. Located in the heart of Gatineau, the park is just minutes from downtown Ottawa and all the Canada Day festivities and excitement you could ever want. 10K event runners will pass through the shadows of dozens of Ottawa landmarks including the National Art Gallery, Chateau Laurier, the National Arts Centre, the Canadian War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and the National War and Civilization Museums. 1K runners and 3K walkers will be able to take in the majestic vistas of the Ottawa River and the beauty of Jacques Cartier Park while gazing up at the Parliament Buildings and other architectural marvels in downtown Ottawa from the Quebec side of the river.

This city knows how to celebrate Canada's birthday right! Be sure to stay in Jacques Cartier Park after your Hbc Run for Canada experience for a jam-packed Canada Day lineup of events and activities put on by the National Capital Commission. And don't miss Canada's greatest fireworks display over the Ottawa River behind the Parliament Buildings at dusk. With so much to do, Ottawa and the Hbc Run for Canada have you covered this July 1st!

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