Also, the home to two casinos, the best gentlemen's clubs where you can put your hands all over the merchandise, an NHL franchise in the Ottawa Senators and a significant population of French-Canadians and Somalians. Low violent crime rate and easy to get around.
I rate Ottawa as the second coolest city in the country after Calgary. This is a city on the rise; being just a sleepy government town isn't what it is any longer.
Oh yeah, nasty winters with snow and ice but people love that kind of weather and they need it for the Rideau Canal (longest skating rink in the world) and Winterlude.
So Ottawa is fine. It just isn't Las Vegas...although you could pretend!
Girl: no... Illinois eh?