More than Just the Peace Tower

If you ask most Canadian’s what icon comes to mind when they hear the name Ottawa, changes very high you’ll hear ‘The Peace Tower”, or “Parliament Hill”. There is no doubt that “The Hill” is probably the most well known  set of building in the city, or country for that matter, but as a local photographer, I can honesty say, there is an over abundance of subjects here to tempt the photographer’s eye, and to even attempt to shoot it all would take half a life time.

Certainly there are the well known downtown subjects like The Hill,  Chateau Laurier,  National Gallery of Canada,  the bustling Byward Market and beautiful Rideau Canal, to point your lens at and snap that perfect “post card” image, but but dig a little deeper and you’ll find some hidden gems that provide for some great urban and street photography, wonderful architecture photography, and even that “City Grunge” we street shooters love. And that’s just downtown!

Jump on a bus, hail a cab, or rent a bicycle, or car and head out of the city core and you’ll find parks with waterfalls, critter filled nature trails,  waterfowl bejeweled wetlands, century old ruins, and breath taking landscape vistas. Many of these fantastic locations are easy to find (just ask a local, we’re a pretty friendly bunch after all). But what about those little out of the way gems; how do you track them down?

With this map!

As part of the CCC2017 team, one of my jobs is to help make your visit to our nation’s capital, a memorable one; both while you are attending the conference, and afterwards while you are out and about exploring our fair city and it surrounding area. To help guide you on your photographic wanderings, we assembled a map of some of our favorite photo spots. Click the link below, to see our interactive Google Map. (Make sure you save the URL on your phone for a quick mobile reference.

Ottawa Photo Spots

You’re now ready to explore the fantastic photo ops, the National capital region has to offer and pu into practice what you learned at the CCC2017!


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