"Excellent city in the sunshine or in the snow" Ottawa by PeterVancouver

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Walking in the City

Such a clean and friendly City, even right to the very modern looking railway Station which is just a 15min taxi ride into the centre. A real cross section of foods from all parts of the world, none of which had to be ordered in french much to my relef!
Bronze statues all over telling of people, who oiginate from Ottawa
A great place to walk, with great paths all along the Rideau Canal in one direction, or past the parliament building and into Sussex Drive, where after a mile or so you come across the Prime Ministers House opposite that of the Governer of General Canada in Rideau Hall which is situated in a huge park open to the public most of the time.

If its food then just off Sussex Drive on the other side of the American embassy is a road leading into Byward Market where almost anything can be obtained and moderatly priced restaurants are plentiful

War Memorial

With the high end Fairmont Château Laurier alongside the Rideau canal and some 200m from the Parliament building. If you are not up for the price of the Fairmont an excellent Westin hotel is just acrsss the street and which is equally positioned to explore the city

Arachnophobia ?

Maman, a 9.27 metre (30-foot) spider sculpture, which is now on display at the Gallery?s Plaza. The gargantuan bronze spider, by Louise Bourgeois, and carries a sac of 20 pure white marble eggs under her belly. Spiders, with their ability to fabricate complex and calculated webs, serve as a natural metaphor for creativity for the National Gallery of Canada which is alongside. For the more skeptical, it could represent the web of intrigue that emanates a little further along at Parliament Hill

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  • Pros:Lots to do and see if the weather is fine
  • In a nutshell:a place to return to
  • Last visit to Ottawa: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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