Ottawa sights


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During the next three weeks, in the lead-up to a friend’s visit, I am undertaking a survey of touristic sites in Ottawa. It should involve the major museums – war, civilization, the National Gallery, the small Museum of Contemporary Photography – as well as Parliament and possibly the Supreme Court. This pre-screening is meant both to familiarize me with the city a bit and to help identify places of interest to show to others.

What else might be appropriate for a three-day-visitor? Culinary suggestions are also welcome. For the benefit of anybody else who is new to the city, it may be worthwhile to know that a collection of MetaFilter members are meeting up on August 9th.

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Scott August 3, 2007 at 9:28 am

Tour of Parliament, many hours at War and Civilization each, and a quick trip to the National Archives to see the Charter would be my favourites.
A tour of Rideau Hall was neat and affords a nice walk around Sussex including 24 Sussex (complete with ever-suspicious Mounties) and some sweet embassies and High Commissions.
Byward, with its Beavertails and endless frivolity should not be missed as well.

Litty August 3, 2007 at 1:41 pm

The Canal should definitely be on the list.

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