Canada Day 2011

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Happy Canada Day everyone!

It was (and still is) a crazy day here in Ottawa, the nation’s capital. With the visit of Kate and William and the usual festivities around Parliament Hill, thousands of people are wandering downtown in the streets of Ottawa.

I spent most of the afternoon downtown, trying to see something—anything really. We didn’t get anywhere close to the Royal couple considering we pretty much would have had to spent the night on the Hill. That said, we did hear the speech and weren’t too far!

Just wandering around is good enough for me, the city is lively and the atmosphere is great.

Flags on a Bag

Cute Hat!

Crowded Parliament Hill

The Parliament


Radio Canada

Maple Leaf

In Feng's Glasses

Trying to Spot The Prince?

By Notre Dame

Under My Umbrella

The Crowd

Alexandria Bridge

Maple Leaf Balloons


Welcome to Canada!


In Major Hills Park

Drawing Art

On Rideau Street


The Conference Centre

Wellington Street


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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. Brave souls! Canada Day downtown is normally crazy, but with the royal visit, it must have taken some major endurance!

    Great photos though! As usual! 🙂

    • Thank you! Did you go? To be honest, it wasn’t so bad, the crowd was mostly concentrated around Parliament Hill and people weren’t pushy.

  2. Wow! That’s a lot of people. I’m not sure I would have been able for it, but it looks like you had a good day and the sun was shining 🙂

  3. Hi Zhu

    Looking at your pictures make me look forward to my first Canada day next year. Can’t wait to get to Canada!

  4. We were going to come to Ottawa for the Canada Day weekend but changed our mind after our hotel search turned up nothing – found out later that Kate/Will were coming at the same time! So we went to Montreal instead.

    Nice pictures btw!

    • I read that all the hotels in Ottawa and around were full weeks ahead, even including those in far far suburbs. Crazy!

      Did you like Montreal?

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