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Day 12: Montreal to Ottawa

This morning we got up bright and early in Montreal and decided to make our way to Ottawa. I had an interview lined up with CBC for 1pm, and we weren’t sure how long it would take us to get to Ottawa, so we hit the road.

We arrived in Ottawa at just after 11, and were luckily able to check in already. I showered up and got ready for my interview with CBC Ottawa and also for my meeting with a representative from the Ottawa MS Society.

Maggie from CBC and Chris from the Ottawa MS Society Chapter

I met Chris from the Ottawa MS Society today, and we got to talk about my ride and the awareness that it’s raising. Thank’s for coming down!

The CBC interview was with Maggie, who is planning on doing something called OYOW (One Year One World), where she will visit 52 countries for a week at a time, over a one year time span. Good luck on your amazing adventure!

Upon completing the interview we headed downtown to Parliament Hill…

The bikes at Parliament Hill… I swear that’s where they are!

Here are the bikes at Parliament Hill… Yeah, you can’t tell that’s where they are, but I swear that’s where they are. We couldn’t get them into a better position for a photo ūüôĀ

Shot from Parliament Hill

The grounds were neatly kept, and the weather was perfect for a few photos.

Monst at Parliament Hill

I didn’t really want to go to Parliament Hill (kidding), but good ol’ Monst basically begged us to take him there. Little fella had a great time, and posed nicely for this picture in front of the main tower.

The weather was hot, and we had a nice ride in to Ottawa. Tomorrow is likely going to be the same… so please send sunscreen!

Today we passed over the 4500km mark, which means that the ride is 1/3 done… wow, already?!

Here are today’s points of interest:

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Parliament Hill

What trip across Canada would be complete without a visit to the nations capital and Parliament Hill? Quickly having a look at google images I’ve seen some people have managed to get their vehicles up onto the grounds to snap a photo… I wonder if this would be possible? Might have to obtain some kind of permit, etc? I’ll have to look into this. Anyway, let’s add it to the map…

Parliament Hill, colloquially known as¬†The Hill, is an area of¬†Crown land¬†on the southern banks of the¬†Ottawa River¬†in downtownOttawa,¬†Ontario. Its¬†Gothic revival¬†suite of buildings‚ÄĒthe parliament buildings‚ÄĒserves as the home of the¬†Parliament of Canada¬†and contains a number of architectural elements of national symbolic importance. Parliament Hill attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year.

Originally the site of a military base in the 18th and early 19th centuries, development of the site into a governmental precinct began in 1859, after¬†Bytown¬†was chosen by¬†Queen Victoria¬†as the¬†capital¬†of the¬†Province of Canada. Following a number of extensions to the parliament and departmental buildings and a fire in 1916 that destroyed the¬†Centre Block, Parliament Hill took on its present form with the completion of the¬†Peace Tower¬†in 1927. Since 2002, an extensive $1 billion renovation and rehabilitation project has been underway throughout all of the precinct’s buildings; work is not expected to be complete until after 2020.

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