15 Photos of Ottawa To Inspire You to Visit

15 Photos of Ottawa To Inspire You to Visit

More often that not, destinations make it onto my ‘to visit’ list because I’ve seen some beautiful photos shared somewhere on social media. So in the hope that I can inspire similar wanderlust in someone, here are my top 15 photos of Ottawa that will hopefully show you why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada’s capital city.

I hope you fall in love with it as much as I did!

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15 PHOTOS OF OTTAWA TO INSPIRE YOU TO VISIT

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ONE // The Parliament of Canada lit up for the Northern Lights show

This annual sound and light show takes place every night during the summer months in Ottawa and is completely free. Don’t miss it!

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TWO // A view of the Parliament of Canada from Major’s Hill Park.

Major’s Hill Park is a great place for stroll throughout the year and always offers great views of the Parliament buildings and the Peace Tower.

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THREE // Major’s Hill Park during the Tulip Festival

Tulip season is a great time to visit this park in the city centre.

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

FOUR // The Rideau Canal Locks

A lovely place to sit and explore in the sunshine. If you go left in this photo there is also a lovely walking and cycle path along the waterfront to check out.

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FIVE // Byward Market

These steps with a cool maple leaf mural connect Major’s Hill park with the Byward Market – both excellent places to explore in Ottawa.

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SIX // The Canadian Museum of Nature

Located in one of Ottawa’s most iconic buildings, this museum is a great way to spend a few hours. Especially if you have kids! And yes, that is a giant inflatable jellyfish hanging from the ceiling.

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SEVEN // Maman: The Giant Spider

This 30ft spider is located next to the National Gallery of Canada and makes a pretty cool photo opportunity.

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

EIGHT // Beaver Tails

These tasty Canadian treats are a must-try when in Canada and what better place to try them than at the company’s very first store?

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NINE // The Rideau Canal in spring

A lovely walkway to explore at any time of the year but particularly lovely in spring when all the blossoms and tulips appear.

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TEN // Gatineau Park

Just a short drive from the city, Gatineau Park is a great place to explore the great outdoors.

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

ELEVEN // The Changing of the Guard

Taking place every day during the summer months, the changing of the guard outside of the Parliament of Canada is a must watch.

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

TWELVE // Parliament of Canada

The views of Parliament from across the Ottawa River (and outside the Canadian Museum of History) are pretty great.

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

THIRTEEN // The Canadian Museum of History

A short stroll across the Alexandra Bridge takes you to another of Ottawa’s cultural attractions and gives you some pretty great views at the same time.

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FOURTEEN // The Parliament of Canada ft. The Peace Tower

Don’t forget to check out the impressive architecture of these buildings!

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

FIFTEEN // Sunset over Lake Meech

Catch a sunset whilst exploring the lakes of Gatineau Park. You won’t be disappointed!

15 photos of Ottawa that will highlight why you should seriously consider a trip to Canada's capital city. | Ranga Adventures

And there you have it. Fifteen of my favourite photos taken in and around Ottawa that will hopefully inspire you to visit this wonderful city to explore all it has to offer.

Happy travels!

 

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