Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. The city is shared by the provinces of Quebec and Ontario and is English and French speaking. I managed to get there by the first of July to celebrate Canada day together with my CouchSurfing host Deanna and her friends.

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Getting there

Starting from Calgary, I arrived in Ottawa very early morning. My hostess Deanna has sent me all the necessary information in advance, so I only had to arrive. However I woke up some Canadians around 5am in the morning by ringing at the false door. Whoops!

Somehow I managed to get to Deannas place. I actually didn't meet her at the first time, when I opened the door,everything was perfectly prepaired already for me and I had a nap, as I was kind of tired from travelling.

Later on in the afternoon I went to the city center to do some sightseeing and finally meet Deanna.

About Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Therefore you're going to find tons of government buildings.

The parliament of Ottowa kind of looks like the town hall of Vienna. That was suprising somehow!

The Peace Tower, Parliament Hill

On the parliament hill

The National War Memorial near Parliament Hill

Parliament library

The Fairmont Château Laurier hotel

Supreme Court

Governmentinal Building

Knox Presbyterian church

Spider created by Louis Bourgeois located at the National Gallery

Pretty nice government building

National museum

Canada day!

It was first celebrated as "Dominion day" on July 1, 1867.  It's the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act/Constitution Act, which united three British colonies into a single country, called Canada.

Canada day - Party night!

Fireworks for Canada day

Hockey and Canada

Canadians love hockey as Austrians love skiing. Therefore you'll find hockey monuments, statues and museums. It's almost a relegion as soccer is in Brazil.

Joseph Henri Maurice "Rocket" Richard - August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000

About my hostess

I was the first Couchsurfing surfer of Deanna. I am glad she is dedicated a lot to Couchsurfing so my stay was very good one. She introduced me her friends and other Couchsurfers. I had a great time and the chance to celebrate among Canadians, thank you again. :-)

Deanna and Colleen at Rideau Canal Locks

Couchsurfing host & Couchsurfing Surfer :)

My next stop after Ottawa was Trois-Rivieres


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