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01 July 2012 @ 02:13 pm
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Happy Canada Day!

Yesterday I met up with sweetcherrytree and showed her the exciting sights of Ottawa on Canada Day weekend at 10 at night. Thrilling! Today ...I am... ??? I dunno but I am sure it will be very festive. I hope my fellow Canadians have a nice July 1, full of poutine and butter tarts and sappy Tim Hortons commercials.

In other news I now have an anon stalking my Tumblr to preach about Classic Who, so I guess I've finally "made it".
Kali: dw :: donna :: in my wedding dress_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)

Well I guess it depends what you're looking to do. If you want to do like the really tourist-y "must sees", obviously there's Parliament and they do tours around the grounds and you can also just go up the Peace Tower which is a nice view of Ottawa. The grounds around Parliament Hill are quite nice as well, lots of greenspace and you can find a path and go down by the water.

We have a lot of museums and some art galleries. There's the National Art Gallery, I think there's a Van Gogh exhibit this summer. We also have the National Arts Centre which is where we have plays and (orchestral-type) concerts and stuff so you might want to look into that if you wanna see something at night.

The nicest museum is probably the Museum of Civilization, which is actually just across the river in Quebec. It's a nice museum though I don't know what their temp exhibit is right now, and from there you have a really nice view of the back of Ottawa/Parliament.

We also have the Nature Museum, which as been revamped since I was last there so it's probably nicer, and there's a War Museum which was also recently re-done, and a bit further out of the city is the Science & Tech Museum which was always my favourite as a kid.

Downtown has the Byward Market, which is just one of those markets where you can walk around and people sell produce and arts & crafts and stuff. That's also where the sort of hub of like, restaurants and little stores and stuff is, my personal favourites being the candy and gelato and stuff lol.

The big shopping mall is the Rideau Centre. I don't think it's anything you can't get at any shopping mall, but if you want a shopping mall there it is. It's also like a block from the Market.

If you're into visiting churches and stuff, St Patrick's Basilica is very beautiful. I don't think there's a fee to go in, but I don't remember.
doctahr: Ten/Rose OuOdoctahr on July 13th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! ^_^