Another summer of mostly staying close to home means lots of walks around the city. Golden hour walks around downtown Ottawa are the best when the light changes, the weather cools down a bit and people are chilling in the park and on patios. My favourite places are along Wellington Street, Major’s Hill Park, around the National Gallery of Canada and the Byward Market, down along the Rideau Canal close to the NAC and of course the Ottawa Locks by the Chateau Laurier. Here are some snapshots of summer evenings in Ottawa.
Touring the Parliament of Canada is one of the things a lot of tourists do when they come to Ottawa. As someone who lives here though you never really think about it much unless you’re on a school field trip. However, when it was announced a while back that Centre Block would be closing for at least 10 years for extensive renovations I knew that I really wanted to see it again since the last time I went on a tour was probably almost 10 years ago. One of the bonuses of waiting so long to go on a tour was that it was all decorated for Christmas making the building even prettier.
I’ve lived in Ottawa my whole life and I really love my hometown. As much as I love to travel I really couldn’t live anywhere else. Ottawa is the capital of Canada with so much to offer but it still feels like a small city. Maybe you’re new to Ottawa or coming to visit, or maybe you’ve lived here for a long time like me but haven’t really explored the many great neighbourhoods of Ottawa. I hope that I can share with you how great Ottawa is so you get out exploring and if you’ve never been I hope I can convince you to come check it out! So here are a few photos of Ottawa and stay tune for more to come!