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Garmin will not recognize destination

I have a garmin Nuvi 260 I am traveling to Canada. The machine is preloaded with maps of North America including Canada. When I type in Ottawa it returns with No Matches Found. What am I doing wrong?

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How are you entering it? You should go to "Where to?", "Address", then "Spell State/Province". Enter "On" and the unit should pull up "Ontario". Press this, then press "Spell City/Postal Code". Type "Ot" and the unit should pull up several cities, including "Ottawa, ON" Press this, then enter the rest of the address. Let me know if this helps.

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