Ottawa is the capital of Canada, a green city at the juncture of the Ottawa and Rideau rivers at the Ontario border with the province Quebec. Its population is approximately one million.

Augustine College is centrally located in Ottawa’s historic Glebe neighbourhood, with many interesting places within walking or biking distance: the Byward Market, Parliament Hill, the canal, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Civilization, the business core (between Elgin and Bank streets).

Walking and cycling are common modes of transportation in Ottawa. A paved path for cycling, hiking, or cross-country skiing runs along the Ottawa River. There is also a well-maintained system of bike routes and walking paths within Ottawa as well. The Gatineau Hills, popular in the fall, are located just across the Ottawa River in Quebec. In winter the Rideau Canal freezes and is turned into the World’s Longest Skating Rink.

Ottawa also hosts many annual festivals, among them Winterlude, a celebration in the midst of winter.