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Skyline of Ottawa – By the River

Just like that, overnight, someone switched the heat on and we went from freezing to sweating. Or more exactly, from single-digit temperatures to a balmy 27°C. Welcome to Ottawa, where spring is a two-day transition between winter and summer!

After I rushed to the store to buy a pair of shorts and sandals (what? It’s hot!), we decided to head out and enjoy the winter—much like any hermit family would do after a five-month-long winter. We ended up in Gatineau, in Québec, by the Museum of Civilizations—a place I hadn’t been to since fall. Actually, this was my last set of pictures before I gave birth to Mark, a few taken just four days before he was born!

The paths around the Museum of Civilizations offer an amazingly scenic view on the Ottawa River and the skyline of Ottawa, including Parliament Hill and the downtown core. The water level is very high right now and the shores are a bit flooded but nothing dramatic, and the geese seem to enjoy the “playground.”

Isn’t Canada a beautiful place? Even after ten years in Ottawa, the region still amazes me. We are truly lucky!

Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
Alexandra Bridge
Alexandra Bridge
The Hill and Château Laurier
The Hill and Château Laurier
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
The Hill
The Hill
Family Portrait
Family Portrait
Museum of Civilization
Museum of Civilization
Alexandra Bridge
Alexandra Bridge
Ottawa Skyline and the Ottawa River
Ottawa Skyline and the Ottawa River
Curious Goose
Curious Goose
Flooded
Flooded
The Hill
The Hill
The Hill
The Hill
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa River
Ottawa River
Ottawa Skyline
Ottawa Skyline
Along The Ottawa River
Along The Ottawa River
Ottawa River and the Hill
Ottawa River and the Hill
Ottawa River
Ottawa River

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