Looking for a quick taste of city hustle and bustle? Cosmopolitan culture? Big-time entertainment? A little junket north to Canada's Ottawa or Montreal will probably do the trick. Each of these major cities is within two hours of campus by car.
French-speaking Montreal is one of the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated cities in North America. Famed for the multicultural cuisine of its ethnically diverse restaurants and the glitter of its nightlife, this urban environment offers you a unique francophone experience, including the charms of "Old Montreal," which echoes 400 years of history. Destinations include the Museum of Fine Arts, Place des Arts, and Montreal Canadiens' hockey games, in addition to performances by major entertainers.
Ottawa, which is Canada's capital, offers world-class cultural attractions, including the National Arts Center, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Civilization, Museum of Science and Technology, Museum of Nature, and the Parliament complex, as well as A-list musical and stage performances. It is also home of the Ottawa Senators. A favorite local tradition shared by Clarkson students is skating on the famous Rideau Canal, which runs for miles through the city.