Here are a few pictures from the Ontario side of the river. Later I'll post some images from the Quebec side.
Below is the Rideau Canal which was built by the Army to be a water arterial through Ontario. It runs north-south through Ottawa and becomes a skating rink in the winter.
The canal ends at the Ottawa River with this series of locks.
The eye-catching architecture of these Parliament buildings is so different from what you would see in Washington, D.C., an interesting distinction between two countries that are so similar in other ways.
The National Gallery of Canada mimics the architecture of the Parliament in a modern, glassy way.
Here's what happens when you stand outside the art museum and look at the cathedral.