A Weekend trip to Ottawa, the Capital of Canada!

Do you know why Ottawa was chosen as the Capital of Canada?

  • It was the only settlement of any significant size located right on the border of Canada East and Canada West.
  • Ottawa was (then ~1812) surrounded by a dense forest far from the US border.
  • Central location; easy transportation via the Ottawa River to Canada East, and the Rideau Canal to Canada West.
  • the small size town made it less likely that politically motivated mobs could go on a rampage and destroy government buildings. ^^;

Read more details at http://www.ottawagraphy.ca/answers/why-was-ottawa-chosen-federal-capital-city

Ottawa, Canada
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Tulips @ the airport?

Found these lovely, creative tulip chairs at the departure lounge at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
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