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.