23 Reasons That Prove Ottawa Is The City That Fun Forgot - Narcity

23 Reasons That Prove Ottawa Is The City That Fun Forgot

The Canadian capital of dull.

Ottawa's infamously known amongst Canadians as "The government city." It's the place where everybody goes to get a stable government job, to raise a family and settle down. Being sandwiched between two of Canada's most vibrant cities, Montreal and Toronto, it's also a forgotten city - like a middle child.

Often labeled as the city that fun forgot, residents - for days - are trying to constantly defend their city. Is there really more to Canada's capital than its dull reputation, though?

Here's 23 reasons that prove Ottawa is the city that fun forgot:

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We're surrounded by some pretty awful nature


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Let's not forget, the lack of beaches


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There's just nothing to explore, in general


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We have some pretty bland restaurants


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Don't even get me started about the hotels


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Ugh.


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We're definitely lacking in patios for the summer 


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There's nowhere to shop


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There's nothing for adrenaline junkies


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There's no waterparks


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And we have some pretty awful sports teams


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The winters are unbearable


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And spring never really comes to Ottawa


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It doesn't get any more uneventful than Canada Day in the nation's capital


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We're just never really festive


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Can't say I'm a fan of the museums either


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Could someone tell me where the street art is?


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I can't seem to find a cute coffeeshop either


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It makes sense that the mayor's boring, too


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Our beer pong tournaments are too big


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The views of the Ottawa River are just atrocious


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The neighbourhoods could be less trendy, too


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And if someone could please point us to the street food festivals, that'd be great

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