All posts tagged: Ottawa

Perfect Spring Day in Ottawa

It’s about time I write a post about Ottawa, the place where I live now. Ottawa is great in the spring with lots of green spaces, great festivals and plenty of spots for outdoor activities. I decided to do a walking tour of the Byward Market and New Edinburgh and document my itinerary for anyone who may happen to be in the area and is looking for something to do. The walk is about 6.6 km and may take anywhere from three to five hours depending on your pace. Ottawa has some great museums and some are in walking distance from city centre. I started my walk at the National War Memorial, corner of Rideau and Elgin St. I walked over to the Rideau Canal and took this shot of the Rideau locks right next to the Parliament building.    I took the stairs down to the Rideau locks by Chateau Laurier. I have done this route many times but first time visitors can spend some time walking along the Ottawa river and visiting the …

Tulip Festival

Every spring Ottawa celebrates the Canadian Tulip Festival. Patches of tulips spring all over the city and crowds rush to admire and immortalize family, friends and pets with the flowers. To someone from the Netherlands this may be an underwhelming experience but for Canadians it’s a celebration of the long-awaited spring. I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the festival in previous years but this year I went for a walk around Ottawa and stopped to smell the tulips. These are some of the pictures I took around Dows Lake and Major’s Hill Park.