06/30/2011 05:52 EDT | Updated 08/30/2011 05:12 EDT

William And Kate In Ottawa: The Best Places <i>Not</i> On The Royal Couple's Itinerary (PHOTOS)


Prince William and Kate arrive in Ottawa at 2:30 p.m. ET today for the start of their nine-day Canadian tour and first official overseas visit.

More than 1,300 journalists have been accredited to cover the tour, and there are expectations that with Canada Day falling on a Friday and sunny skies forecast, a record 500,000-plus Canadians will turn out to see the Royal Couple on Parliament Hill.

Almost much by definition, royals spend all of their time on official tours checking out “official” sights—and few Canadian cities are better stocked with those than Ottawa. But if Will and Kate want to go rogue during their three-day visit to the region, here’s our top 10 list of cool stops for the world’s most famous newlyweds.

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