Playing Tourists in Ottawa

8
SPONSORED LINKS END OF SPONSORED LINKS

Finally an entire weekend without rain! It felt like a new beginning after a rainy and cold week.

We spent most of the time outdoors and decided to revisit a few of Ottawa’s main landmarks: Parliament Hill; Nepean Point, a hill offering a magnificent panoramic view of Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River and Alexandra Bridge; Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada; the War Memorial; Château Laurier; the Byward Market and the business district. We even stumbled upon a pow-wow on Sparks Street!

It’s amazing how the weather affects people’s mood. Locals and tourists alike were friendly and cheery and the streets were packed with people, which is fairly rare in Ottawa—people like to relax at home, in their backyard.

Just a week ago, it felt like fall, but now it’s hard to believe it’s the end of August.

You can see all the Ottawa – Sum­mer pic­tures on Flickr.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

The Ottawa River

The Ottawa River

The Ottawa River

The Ottawa River

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Château Laurier

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

Rideau Street

Rideau Street

War Memorial

War Memorial

Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Nepean Point

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Pow Wow on Sparks Street

Share.

About Author

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

8 Comments

  1. Martin Penwald on

    Nice town. Ottawa is not the worst town to live in North America, not as spread as Calgary or Houston for example.

    In château Laurier, who is the hippie who shakes hand with John Lennon on the photo ?

    • Oh, that’s awesome! Great pick too, among the fancy hotels in Ottawa I think it’s the best. Great location and so romantic… I like to just wander inside for the photo exhibition and the atmosphere.

Leave A Reply