When the libraries were considered worthy of funding and respect: Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

20 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

The Canadian Museum of Civilization (foreground, in Hull, Quebec) with the Canadian Parliament in the background, across the Ottawa River in Ottawa.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization (foreground, in Gatineau, Quebec) with the Canadian Parliament buildings in the background, across the Ottawa River in Ottawa.

24 Sussex Drive (Official Residence of the Prime Minister of Canada) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | by flipkeat, via Flickr

Rideau Hall 1 Sussex Drive, where the Governor General lives, and where Justin Trudeau is now (supposedly) lives in the guest house on this estate.

Rideau Canal

The Ottawa Locks are the first of 45 locks lockstations) on the 202 kilometre mile) Rideau Canal. The Ottawa Locks are framed by Parliament Hill on one side and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel on the other.

Ottawa by the wonderful photographer Jackie Rueda

Ottawa (photographer J, Rueda).looking East down Rideau street, left Château Laurier and the Rideau series of locks leading to the Outaouais River. right would be the Ottawa Conference Centre.

Ottawa, Ontario. She's called Maman, at the National Gallery

This giant spider sculpture designed by Louise Bourgeois lives in front of the National Gallery of Canada. If you get close enough, you’ll be able to see the marble eggs nestled under the spider’s belly!

China Town, Ottawa, Canada

China Town, Ottawa, Canada-- our neighbourhood. Anna always has to walk through the gate.


Ottawa,Ontario - great view of the new Ottawa Congress Centre with the Rideau Canal on the right - a busy tourist area

Sparks Street, Ottawa

We were on our way to the cinema, when we noticed that the sun was basically setting right along Sparks St.