Canada’s capital city is Ottawa. The name originates from the Algonquin word “adewa” meaning “to trade”.
It sits on the southern bank of the Ottawa River with the Rideau canal flowing through it.
The canal freezes during the winter, creating the perfect ice-skating rink. Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings
and visit the Peace Tower for stunning views of city and the ever-burning Centennial Flame.
An unexpected and whimsical pink cement-truck breezes along the main street while bronze ladies sip warm tea.
Ornate buildings and monuments and the National War Memorial
light up a cool November night. The Victory Tower Bell is what’s left after the fire of 1916.
Red and White with the iconic Maple Leaf – our flag adorns buildings and can also be found as a sweet treat in many a Byward Market bakery.
I am proud to be Canadian and forever in admiration of Terry Fox for his courage and sacrifice.
© 2013 Ann Ivy Male