Sitting high above the Ottawa River across from Parliament Hill, this lookout is topped with a towering statue of ... More
Sitting high above the Ottawa River across from Parliament Hill, this lookout is topped with a towering statue of Quebec's founder, Samuel de Champlain. A French explorer, Champlain established Canadian colonies in the early 1600s. He also charted the seacoast from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts, and explored river routes in Quebec and central Ontario. Another building block in Canadian history was the trading of fur, which Champlain began by working with First Nation peoples. In the statue he clutches his astrolabe, an instrument used for navigation that historians believe he lost on a portage of the Ottawa River.
Originally named Colonel's Hill in honor of Colonel John By, the architect of the Canal Rideau , this park was
renamed after By was replaced by a Major. Established in 1874, the park offers a panoramic view of several ...
Unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 1990, this monument to human rights leaves a strong impression with both its message
and design. The red granite and grey concrete of the ten meter high monument carries the words "equality," "dignity" ...
One of the most fascinating glimpses into Canada's political history can be had at this beautiful, oddly downscale Ottawa home.
Originally home to Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier (1896 1911) and later to William Lyon MacKenzie King (1921 30 and ...
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