It was my 3rd stop for my trip after Montreal and thinking of it being a city with only few attractions I decided to just stay in Ottawa just for a night. Unfortunately, unexpected things happened as my Airbnb host can’t let me check-in until 5PM that day and so I had 4 hours to kill and as much as I would love to go out and explore the city, but I can’t as I have a heavy huge backpack and few more carry on bags with me. And so I decided to just stay in the train station and edited some of my trip photos.
Ottawa doesn’t have direct train/ subway access that will bring you to downtown core, you have to take a bus which will take you 15-20 minutes depending on how traffic it is. The Airbnb place where I stayed was so convenient as it’s a few blocks away from the Parliament Hill and some other major attractions.
Here’s the place where I stayed in Ottawa, it’s a modern condo unit with beautifully decorated interior, comfy bed and cozy room with good air condition, just in time for the hot summer days.
The highlight in every trip to the country’s capital is of course seeing the Parliament Hill. They have guided tours that will bring you inside the Parliament Building, but I didn’t do it as it was already late.
It wasn’t also a good timing for me when I was there as they were setting up stage for Canada Day in front of the building so you do not really get a good wide angle shot of it.
Here’s a snap of the building where the Prime Minister works.
Here’s an overlooking view of Ottawa’s skyline from Nepean Point.
Nepean Point is a hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, overlooking the Ottawa River, Parliament, the Canadian Museum of History, and other features of downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.
At the peak of the hill is a statue of French explorer Samuel de Champlain holding his famous astrolabe upside down.
Here are some other snaps from my short visit in Ottawa.
Ottawa has an amazing neighborhood where you can find a wide variety of local restaurant, souvenir shops, food stalls, and also I’ve noticed that they have a lot of local stores in the area that sell different kinds of locally made foot wear which I did not controlled my self and bought a pair of sandals.
It was already late when I decided to look for a place for supper, some of the restaurants are already closed or about to close and with me being picky with food that will suit my appetite and mood I decided to stop at this Asian Resto. In all fairness they do have good food and a lot of food selection to choose from. They also have a cool ambience with amazing works of mural art.
It was definitely a short trip to Ottawa, but I think I was wrong thinking that there’s not a lot of thins to do in the City. I will definitely come back and explore more of its charm and unexpectedly cool yet serious vibe.