Published: August 8th 2012August 8th 2012
House of Commons
Again Blurry we were allowed on the floor because parliment is not in session
Without a doubt our nations capital is opulent. The Ottawa Valley is very pretty with the Ottawa River and Rideau Rivers. We parked the fifth wheel and bought day passes for the bus, which was a very good way to travel and see the city. We started with standing in line for tickets to tour the parliment building and the historic parliment building, then watched the changing of the guard at 10 am with all its pomp and padgetry and the band was very enjoyable. After that the 2 tours. We had excellent tour guides and learned alot of facts we did not know including the soon to be addition of nunivit to our provinces. Our first Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald had an incredible foresite in brining Canada together and did you know New Bruinswick is the only true biligunial province. I have dubbed the Parliment Building "the money pit" for all its splendor (its easy to restore and have a beautiful building with an endless supply of money) and this is where lots of our tax dollars go. Just a little cynicisim there. We had lunch in a Pub on the promenade and then onto the Gatineau and
so many of these down the halls
then the the musuem of Civilization. This was on the Quebec side of the river in Hull. Unfortunately we did not allow enough time and at 5:30 it was time to catch the last bus back to the 5th wheel. The next morning we left Ontario and are continuing on to our next destination Compton, Quebec.
There are more photos below