Happy Canada Day From Ottawa!

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Happy Canada Day everyone!

Here in the National Capital we are enjoying our yearly “day of fame” under a nice blue sky and very summery temperatures of 32°C.

Feng and I headed downtown this morning to enjoy some of the festivities. It seemed less busy than last year, when the Royal couple was in Ottawa, but Parliament Hill was still tightly packed with a river of white- and red-clad Canadians and tourists.

We spotted the Mounties, the Governor General and the Snowbirds before making our way to Major’s Hill Park, where some Canada-themed activities were underway.

After a few hours of walking around, we decided to take the opportunity to visit the National Gallery of Canada since most museums are free on Canada Day. We had been there a long time ago and I didn’t remember how nice the building was inside, especially the windows of the Great Hall that capture Parliament Hill. The museum has a nice art collection, we will definitely be back to explore it when it’s less busy and when we have more energy!

What did you do for Canada Day?

You can see the complete set of pictures taken on Canada Day here, on Flickr.

Waiting For The Parade

Parliament Hill

Château Laurier

The Mounties Arriving

The Mounties Arriving

Standard of the Governor General of Canada
Faces in the Crowd
Faces in the Crowd
Faces in the Crowd
Faces in the Crowd
Under My Umbrella
Flag in the Crowd
Trying To Snap That Shot
The Mounties
The Snowbirds
The Snowbirds
Face Painting
The Crowd
New Toonie Commemorating the war of 1812
Musician in Majors Hill Park
Canada-Themed Mural
Puck Off!

On Parliament Hill

Canadian… From Head to Toe

The National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada, Parliament Hill
The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada

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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.

11 Comments

  1. Happy belated Canada Day!! Great photos!
    We packed and brought some stuff over to our new place, went to IKEA (it was nice and quiet) and then relaxed with some friends. It was great!

  2. Wow, it’s nice to see people in those colors, bright red and white! From an expat point of view, I have always been interested in seeing how locals celebrate national holidays; thanks for taking those awesome pictures and sharing them!

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