Though government is Ottawa's main industry, tourism is second. Ottawa's natural beauty is as much of a draw for tourists as the city's museums, archtecture and beautiful parks and streetscapes. Here, at Rideau Falls, the Rideau River empties dramatically over a cliff into the Ottawa River. "Rideau" is French for "curtain" and with a little imagination that is what the falls look like. Both small craft and larger tour boats approach the base of the falls.

1999 Richard McGuire

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