We are very excited to make our first visit to ottawa. I'm not sure where the summer has gone but we leave this Friday. It will be my husband and I and our 17 year old daughter and 14 year old son. Our definate plans right now are the parliament buildings tour, changing of the guard and light show. As well, we are planning to go to the war museum. The other things we are thinking of but would like input on are calypso waterpark, Gatineau park, boat tour of either rideau canal or ottawa river, biking (not sure what route), fireworks competition show Saturday night (sound of light I think it's called). Also was wondering if anyone knows anything about white water rafting. Thanks for any input or other ideas you can give. By the way, we will be there until Wednesday.