Ottawa Buildings & Towers
Located in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, Parliament hill is a beautiful national landmark where laws are made and passed into active legislation. 'The Hill', as its commonly known, consists of several copper-topped buildings representing High Victorian Gothic architecture. Statues of notable people in Canadian history fill the grounds and a wonderful view of the Ottawa River can be enjoyed from the north side of the grounds. Guided tours of the Parliament buildings are offered most days (there are no tours of the centre block when Parliament is sitting) and tours of the grounds are offered during the summer. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The National Library/National Archives of Canada is responsible for collecting and preserving Canada's published heritage. Open to the public from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Ottawa City Hall on Green Island
Situated on Green Island, Ottawa's city hall is a somewhat controversial city in its modernity. Comprised of several buidlings to form more of a community, city hall offers large blocks of concrete and glass in interesting and innovative architecture designed by renowned architect, Moshe Safdie. Green Island sits between two channels in the Rideau River where it meets with the Ottawa River.