Statue to Canadian hero, Mr. Laurier, who also has a hotel in Ottawa named after him: Hotel Chateau Laurier.
Canada's Eternal Flame Monument on Parliament Hill honors the creation of Canada as a confederation of provinces and territories. How many provinces in Canada? Just ten although Canada is the second largest country in the world and has more shoreline of any country in the world. Here are the names of Canada's ten provinces in the order they entered the Canadian Confederation that began in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the combined Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. How many territories in Canada? There are just three territories and they are: The Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
During June, July and August the center building on Parliament Hill is used as a projection screen for an amazing sound and light show about the history of Canada. So summer is a great time to visit in order to take in this free sound and light show.
This is the central tower of the center building on Parliament Hill with its gargoyles at the top.
Of course, Jack and I started off our second sunny day in Ottawa by observing the changing of the guard. Tomorrow I'll tell you about our wild open air Grey Line Tour Ride which we took and proceeded to almost lose our hats!
Have a good Friday, everyone.