As the Capital of Canada, Ottawa has a number of historic government buildings. With their longstanding connection to England, they tend to have a similar look to those in London.
The majority of the buildings are located on Parliament Hill.
The large Central Block (right with clock tower) has just started undergoing a 10 year restoration.
They offer tours of the House of Commons. With the Central Block under construction they enclosed this former courtyard to make it the new meeting chamber.
One interesting fact – the seats are green because the seats in London’s House of Commons is green. Why is England’s green – nobody knows.
A committee room.
Many other buildings in the city have the same look.
The Canadian Supreme Court.
Another government building on Parliament Hill.
The Canadian Mint.
The entrance to the Prime Minister’s Residence.
The Canadian History Museum across the river in Gatineau, Quebec.
The Alexandra Bridge.
The famed Rideau Canal.
The Rideau Falls.
Our day in Ottawa ended with an impressive light and sound show, detailing the patriotic history of Canada.