Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ottawa Adventure (part 1)

Here we are sitting on a bridge in downtown Ottawa over the Rideau Canal. The canal runs 202km from Kingston to Ottawa and was built in the early 1800's. This is the end of the canal where it runs into the Ottawa River. The strange gates are locks that let the boats pass between the different water levels of the river and the canal. 
Here we are outside Parliament Hill. This is where Canada's government meets. The tall tower in the middle is called the Peace Tower and it has a clock at the top that chimes every hour. Our host assures us that Parliament Hill is much busier during the summer, especially on Canada Day when there are people everywhere! 
 his is the view from the back of Parliament Hill. You can see it's a very tall hill! The building across the canal on the right is the National Art Gallery. Across the river in the distance is the province of Quebec.

Next part is comming tomorrow...

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