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Prime season: May - September
Residents: 1 million
Climate: Humid continental
The climate in Ottawa is here is humid continental, and there are four distinct season, with cold winters but quite warm and humid summers. Beacause of the climate, Ottawa is not a fantastic or year-round rooftop city, but there are some real gems for the summer season.
Many of the rooftop bars are quite low terraces, often on top of pubs. While this means less grand views, the do come with a very relaxed and laid-back vibe and are perfect to just sit back and enjoy the sun and the fresh air. Some of the rooftops are more stylish lounges, often located high up on more luxurious hotels.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, but only the fourth largest city in the country, with a poplation around 1 million. Located in the Ontario province, on the bank of Ottawa River, both English and French are large languages in the city. Ottawa can take pride in having the most educated population among Canadian cities, while a large part of the population also take pride in supporting the local NHL team, called Ottawa Senators.