2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, and everyone is celebrating. Whether you are visiting or just touring around, here are some sights to see.
Overlooking the Ottawa River, the Parliament Buildings are at the heart of our nation’s capital. On the grounds, you’ll find free guided tours and the ceremonial Changing of the Guard.
Louise Bourgeois’ creation, Maman, greets visitors to Canada’s National Art Gallery. The Gallery is home to over 40,000 works of art–including paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs from across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Nepean Point offers great views of downtown Ottawa, Gatineau and the Parliament Buildings. It is home to the statue of French explorer Samuel de Champlain and an astrolabe theatre.
Beginning in 1826 and finishing 6 years later, the Rideau Canal connects Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario. Beginning at the Ottawa River, the UNESCO World Heritage Site (2007) spans 47 locks and 203 kilometers.
In 1939, the Great Response of Canada, better known as the National War Memorial was unveiled as a monument to the sacrifices of Canadians during the First World War. Over time, the memorial, created by British sculptor Vernon March, has come to represent the sacrifice of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
Happy 150 Canada!