Ottawa – Major’s Hill Park

August 21, 2019

This is a large city park on the east side of town, located across the street from the National Gallery.  It includes lots of open space, paths and flower beds.  There are pieces of art scattered around the property and it is sometimes used for special events.  Most days, however, it is a beautiful, quiet space to just enjoy a nice day and take a break.

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And while I was wandering through the park I found a statue of me (from a prior life)!

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Wait a minute – they forgot an ‘o’……

No, there really was a John By, an engineer who designed the Rideau Canal which flows through town and empties into the Ottawa River, which separates Ottawa and Québec provinces.  This statue is of Lt. Col. By overlooking his handiwork.  The park used to be named Colonel’s Hill but was later renamed to honor a higher ranking Canadian historical figure.

You’ll be seeing photos of an interesting part of the canal and the river in a future post.