The city of Ottawa has a population of about 812,000. It was named after an Algonquin word meaning "to trade" or "place where goods are traded." Ottawa is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. Like most places in the world, people in Ottawa love to eat. The most popular cuisine in the area is French Canadian, and Italian.
There are many festivals that take place throughout the year in Ottawa, including Winterlude, Bluesfest, and Taste of Asia Festival. Winterlude is a festival that takes in February and has winter-friendly activities for the whole family. Bluesfest is held in July and is a time to enjoy music outdoors. The Taste of Asia Festival is a place for foodies to come and enjoy food from different Asian cultures.