Ottawa is Canada's capital city. Perched on the border between Ontario and Quebec, it combines the best of both cultures - with a few others thrown in for good measure. Ottawa charms you with its natural beauty, graceful architecture, fine museums and simple pleasures.
The gothic Parliament Buildings, set on a bluff high above the Ottawa River, dominate the skyline. Three Gothic stone buildings roofed with green copper form Canada's seat of government. The centre block is crowned by the 92 m Peace tower with a carillon of 53 bells. A white light burns on top of the tower when Parliament is in session, and an eternal flame burns in front of the buildings as a symbol of Canada's 100 years of nationhood. For one thing, it's the highest point for miles and the view from behind Parliament House is excellent.
Received from Roger