www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLsPjVFjIFjoUaugYFvIKPMXUR... - Canada’s national capital with its government buildings and host of museums may seem like a staid city. But Ottawa is anything but staid. Vibrant, bilingual, cosmopolitan, young, clean, kid-friendly, laid-back and outdoorsy are the words that locals and tourists alike use to describe it. Once it was the center of politics. But tourists are quickly becoming aware of its numerous boutique hotels, highly successful art shows and fresh produce made available by its 1200 plus farms. When the city beat Montreal and Toronto to become the nation’s capital back in 1857, the then Governor General was afraid that Ottawa was too isolated, perched as it was on the Ottawa River and surrounded by a few lumber mills, to be anything more than an ‘exile’.
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gtmoexpatlife.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/gatineau-park/ - Culture and Heritage One of the interesting aspects of the Gatineau Park is its long history. It is believed to have been originally occupied by Aboriginal populations dating back to 8,000 years ago. Early industrialists and settlers then came here in the 19th century in their search of resources as well as its proximity to the city. Traces of this historic period are evident throughout this park. They include farmsteads, mines, and Carbide Wilson ruins among others.
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Remembering Our Heroes
gtmoexpatlife.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/remembrance-day-ot... - Other symbols of Remembrance Day assemblies held in schools, wreaths laid at local war memorials, a reading of the fourth verse of the ode of Remembrance, two minutes of silence observed at 11.00 a.m. When you attend Remembrance Day you will experience mixed emotions as you see artillery canons being fired as well as the presence of significant Canadian leaders such as the Prime Minister. In addition, just seeing the many military people in Ottawa makes it feel real and personal.
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