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.
Skating on the Rideau Canal is probably the best thing about winter in Ottawa. I mean where else can you skate on a historic UNESCO World Heritage Site canal through the centre of a city? Stretching 7.8km the Rideau Canal is the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink and my favourite thing about winter here in Ottawa.
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!