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:
Let's not forget, the lack of beaches
We have some pretty bland restaurants
Don't even get me started about the hotels
We're definitely lacking in patios for the summer
There's nowhere to shop
And we have some pretty awful sports teams
And spring never really comes to Ottawa
It doesn't get any more uneventful than Canada Day in the nation's capital
We're just never really festive
Can't say I'm a fan of the museums either
Could someone tell me where the street art is?
It makes sense that the mayor's boring, too
Our beer pong tournaments are too big
The views of the Ottawa River are just atrocious
The neighbourhoods could be less trendy, too
And if someone could please point us to the street food festivals, that'd be great