With so much time on our hands, it’s hard not to think of everything we could be doing with our day. Instagram and Pinterest have me rethinking everything I knew about Ottawa and adding dozens of new activities and photo locations each and every week. Today we are going to look at the Most Instagram-Worthy Spots In Ottawa.
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What are the best places to take pictures in Ottawa?
Whether you have lived in Ottawa all your life or you are planning on visiting for the first time, everyone needs a bucket list. During our 2 years in Ottawa, we have amassed a list longer than my arm of all the amazing activities, locations and family-friendly things to do in Ottawa but what about photo locations?
While I would never profess to be a professional photographer, I do enjoy taking a nice picture here and there. My biggest problem is knowing where to find these “hidden gems”.
National War Memorial
Bank st. Bridge
Bank st. Bridge over the canal is popular for picture taking, especially at night.
The Waterfall Trail in Gatineau Park
Laurier bridge (the green metal one) over the canal.
There’s a small wooden bridge along the Arboretum pathway
Fairmont Hotel Château Laurier
The National Gallery of Canada
Hog’s Back Falls
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Major’s Hill Park
Rideau Falls Park
Canadian Museum of History
Quelque Chose Patisserie
When in the Byward Market you need to visit Quelque Chose Patisserie to see their Ottawa sign!
Central Experimental Farm
In late summer the Central Experimental Farm has a large sunflower field that makes the perfect backdrop for a selfie.
Street Art in the Glebe
Canadian Museum Of Nature
Beach shack at Mooney’s Bay
Laval Street Gatineau
Head to Laval Street in Gatineau for a colorful photo of the umbrella-covered street. You can find the umbrellas on the Gatineau Culture Trail, which is a 3km red line around some of the best sights and places to eat in Gatineau.
Ottawa Sign at the Byward Market
Mer Bleue boardwalk
Photography is about what you see, not what others see. Go explore and take pictures in your creative eye.
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