Montreal’s William Notman took the first known photo series featuring Ottawa in 1859–60. After many years lying in obscurity, and with help from the Bytown and McCord Museums, Ashley Newall of Capital History Ottawa #colorized has dug them out for us to see.
This week’s geotour starts and ends where the Rideau Canal enters the Ottawa River, just below the Chateau Laurier. The tour will feature a moderate walk or bike ride between two provinces and reveal the history of why the Rideau Canal ends where it does.
Up until 1908, the Chaudière Falls had been a major tourist attraction that rivalled even Niagara Falls. Some people even preferred it to Niagara.
This plan is a continuation of decades of debate between those who see the Ottawa River as a place of serenity for local residents, and those who see it as an under-utilized asset in the middle of the nation’s capital.
The 7th edition of The Asinabka Film & Media Art Festival takes place from August 8-12, 2018.
Some of our favourite photographers were out in Ottawa for Doors Open weekend. Tag #APT613 on Instagram to be featured.
With over 13,000 visitors in under a month, Miwate has surpassed attendance expectations dramatically.
The plan itself spans 140 pages, so we’ve done you a favour in presenting you with the ‘Coles Notes’ highlights.