Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital

Happy 149th Canada Day,  a national holiday to celebrate the unification of Canadian provinces to create one country.  We spent the day visiting museums and partaking in the festivities with the rest of the citizens.  One local mentioned that in the almost 20 years that he has lived in Ottawa, he has only had one Canada Day where it was dry. Would we luck out for this day?

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Canadian Museum of Nature

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Queen's Lantern

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Queen's Lantern from the inside

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Dinosaurs exhibit

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Supreme Court Building

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Inside the courts

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In the throes of chaos

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Canadian Snowbirds air stunts

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They closed off a number of streets around the capital to accommodate the thousands of people that descended upon the capital

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We say enjoying cheese curds

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Canadians for the day

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National Gallery and spider sculpture

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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

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Museum of Canadian History

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Looking across to Parliament Hill from the History Museum

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History Museum, interior

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Canadian Coat of Arms

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Mask from the Indigenous Peoples exhibit

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Napoleon and Paris exhibit

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Dusk sets, almost time for fireworks

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Unfortunately for us they closed the bridge to get to the other side, so we were stuck at the history museum. The rain started and we had to make a choice weather to watch the fireworks at 10 p.m. and then hope to get the right bus back where to start walking towards the other bridge and hope to watch the fireworks from there

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Fortunately for us, we did manage to watch the fireworks from the second bridge

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After the fireworks, it was just a 15-minute walk back to our air Airbnb

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