Canadian Tour – 1

In honour of Canada’s birthday earlier this week, I’m going to devote the month of July to a cross-Canada tour. I’ve been as far east as Trois Pistoles, Quebec, and showed you these and other photos from La Belle Province here and here. I also shared with you photos from the lovely Kingston last summer. Our Ontario stop will be in the nation’s capital. I fell in love with Ottawa many years ago when visiting a friend who went to university there. I got to know Ottawa a bit better during more recent visits in the summers of 2012 and 2013, as well as the year I lived there (Sept 2013 – Aug 2014), and many visits since. The following photos are from these visits.

Parliament Hill offers stunning views of the National Gallery of Canada, Alexandra Bridge (and not pictured, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, and the Gatineau Hills).

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Samuel de Champlain overlooks Parliament Hill from Nepean Point

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National Gallery – stunning for both the architecture and art displays!

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Parliament blanketed with snow

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Quiet stroll down Sussex Drive

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Byward Market

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Rideau Canal Locks

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National War Memorial…Lest We Forget

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The beautiful Rideau Canal

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Somerset Street in the heart of Centretown – my old ‘hood! Loved it here.

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More canal.
Corktown – or as it’s unofficially known – the “Love Locks” Bridge

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The Glebe

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Dow’s Lake

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Dominion Arboretum

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Hogs Back Falls, which I only visited for the first time this week! I can’t believe this is in the middle of the city.

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Next time we will start heading west!

All images by me; copyright Tina Beynen, 2017.

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