Many missionaries would later follow the early explorers and traders.
The first maps of the area used the word Ottawa, derived from the Algonquin word adawe ("to trade", used in reference to the area's importance to First Nations traders), to name the river.
By 1854 it also had a modern all season Bytown and Prescott Railway that carried passengers, lumber and supplies the 82-kilometres to Prescott on the Saint Lawrence River and beyond.
The government already owned the land that would eventually become Parliament Hill which they thought would be an ideal location for building the Parliament Buildings.
He also laid out the streets of the town and created two distinct neighbourhoods named "Upper Town" west of the canal and "Lower Town" east of the canal.
Similar to its Upper Canada and Lower Canada namesakes, historically 'Upper Town' was predominantly English speaking and Protestant whereas 'Lower Town' was predominantly French, Irish and Catholic.
Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved into the political centre of Canada.It ranked 2nd nationally and 24th worldwide in the quality of life index and is consistently rated the best place to live in Canada.Local populations used the area for wild edible harvesting, hunting, fishing, trade, travel, and camps for over 6500 years.Damit sind wir mehr als eine digitale Plattform: Bumble versteht sich als Community. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario.