OTTAWA: Canada’s Capital
It is embarrassing but I actually thought that Toronto is the capital city of Canada instead of Ottawa. It was originally called “Bytown” because it was named after Lieutenant Colonel John By, the engineer of the Rideau Canal which is a nice play to visit there by the way. This canal connects Ottawa Ontario to Lake Ontario and Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario. When I was in Toronto my friend told me that Ottawa is in fact a lovely place to visit especially if you are sculpture enthusiast. Though I am not a sculpture enthusiast I still decided to join Ottawa-Montreal-Quebec tour for 3D2N because I wanted to personally see the Parliament Hill.
The tour happened September 2-4 and we already expected that tourist spots might be crowded because it was a long weekend for them as Sept. 4 is Labor Day. You’d know that the 5 hour trip is worth it upon entering Ottawa as you will already see attractive sceneries, rivers, canal, sculptures, and parks along the way to Parliament Hill. Unlike Toronto, Ottawa has far less population which makes Ottawa more beautiful for me. Parts of the tour are Parliament Hill; Canadian Museum of History which is the most visited museum in entire Canada and Canadian War Museum. Aside from the fact that there are more to see, and experience in Ottawa, I never had the chance to try any local restaurant to have a taste of their food too so I really wanted to be back and I am hoping and looking forward for that to happen.