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    Posted on Mar. 20, 2017

    14 Reasons Ottawa Is Canada's Ugliest City

    It's an architectural armpit, basically

    1. There are no stunning national landmarks.

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    2. There are no gorgeous museums to get lost in.

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    3. It barely has any castles.

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    4. The architecture is total crap, actually.

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    5. There are never any street festivals.

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    6. It's not a short drive away from a vast national park.

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    7. In fact, if you wanted to take a scenic run along a river with views of downtown, you're out of luck.

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    8. It doesn't even have a canal.

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    9. It barely has a historic market where you can shop, eat, or enjoy a beer on a patio.

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    10. It certainly doesn't fill up with thousands of tulips every spring.

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    11. Nope, no tulips here.

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    12. Not one flower in this city.

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    13. Oh yeah, and there are no beaches.

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    14. It's a city with empty streets, a city fun forgot.


    15. Don't bother ever coming over.

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    Correction: A previous version of this article wrongly referred to the Ottawa River as the world's largest skating rink. That is incorrect. Unlike the author's heart, the Ottawa River doesn't freeze.

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