Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada


Ottawa, Canada. Our Nations capital. Follow award winning photographer

Ottawa, our nation’s capital.

Moving to a new country can be scary. But moving back home can be just as nerve-racking. How has my home changed while we have been away? How have we changed while being away? Will we go back to some of the same bad habits we were forced to drop when we first left Canada? While all of this can seem overwhelming, one thing is for sure; we are moving back to the great country of Canada, to the nation’s capital – Ottawa, and this will be an amazing experience for everyone.

In anticipation of our move, we have asked award-winning photographer Hey VanMay to take us through her photo gallery of Parliament Hill and surrounding area.

Ottawa locks

Rideau canal during winter

Rideau canal during winter

Annual Tulip Festival; commemoration of Dutch liberation at the hands of Canada

Ottawa, Canada. Our Nations capital. Follow award winning photographer

Parliament hill and War Memorial

Parliament hill

Parliament hill during winter

Rideau Canal

National Gallery of Canada

Rideau canal and locks

Established as a French colony in 1537, New France was Europe’s main supplier of furs and timber products. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that England gained a strong hold in the northern parts of the continent. By 1867, the British North America Act established Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as the semi-autonomous Federal Dominion of Canada. The remaining provinces and territories would later join Confederation between 1871 and 1949 when Newfoundland finally signed. Nunavut was created April 1, 1999 as part of the largest Aboriginal lands claim agreement between the Canadian government and the native Inuit people.

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Lara Dunning - July 2, 2016

I’ve never been to Ottawa. Looks like a beautiful city with tons of history.

Grey World Nomads - July 3, 2016

Most people think Toronto is the capital of Canada and it is most probably also the town which is more known under the tourists than Ottawa. It’s great to see the beautiful pictures of Hey VanMey. Thank you for the most interesting post.

Sierra - July 3, 2016

Lovely pictures! It looks like a nice place to vacation

Aisha - July 3, 2016

So much history. Great photos to spark the imagination.

lilytravella - July 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Canada! I didn’t know a lot of this! Very informative yet not too long to read 🙂

Nancy Pitman - July 3, 2016

Like Lara, We have not had the pleasure of visiting Ottawa yet but would like to. Loved Hey VanMay’s photo’s, I never realized how nice this city is. It looks a lot like Europe.

Kevin Wagar - July 4, 2016

Ottawa is awesome! We go there at least once a year! They have a great winter festival that we love to go to as well!

Jessica - July 4, 2016

I actually rarely read about Ottawa if it’s about Canada. With this, it convinced me to explore it with its rich history 🙂

melody pittman - July 4, 2016

Great history! I am crazy about Canada and traveling to some new areas for my 25th anniversary next summer. I have visited Ottawa and just loved it: the history, food, charm, and architecture. Thanks for sharing all the trivia, good to know.

eostories - July 4, 2016

I’ve always wanted to visit Canada. Few years ago I was in the States and went to Niagara, wanted to go across in the Canadian part but it turned out I had to have a different visa. Anyways, next time I will be prepared and visit Ottawa, Ontario and all the other amazing places there:)

eostories - July 4, 2016

I’ve always wanted to visit Canada! Great post! Few years ago when I was in the States I went to Niagara and wanted to go across to the Canadian part but couldn’t because of my visa. Next time I will be definitely more prepared. Thank you for sharing this!

Maria - July 7, 2016

We missed Ottawa when we visited Canada last year, will have to go back, it looks beautiful!

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