Leaving these lovable beavers behind, our subsequent cease in Quebec was onerous to pronounce (at the very least, in my expertise 😄) Outaouais.
Extra particularly, in Outaouais we stayed in Gatineau, a metropolis proper subsequent to Canada’s capital metropolis of Ottawa (like actually throughout the river – you possibly can see the Parliament of Canada from right here!)
*Took me some time to get there however simply in case you discover it useful if you go to, Outaouais is kinda pronounced; Ooot-away.
Anyhooo, we arrived in Gatineau within the night and simply determined to relax for the remainder of the day. Our greatest plans for the night had been to seize dinner which, seeing as we had no driving left to do this day, meant that someplace with respectable cocktail beckoned.
For dinner, we headed over to Les Vilains Garçons for some completely scrumptious meals and much-appreciated cocktails.
I even received my palms on a few of that scrumptious ice wine we had again once we had been in Toronto a couple of months prior.
The meals was completely scrumptious too! Sooo soooo good! Undoubtedly advocate visiting if you’re in Gatineau.
With that, we known as it a day, desirous to go to mattress early as we’d managed to cram in numerous plans for the following day – quite a bit which meant hopping throughout the river to Ottawa.
I can’t really keep in mind what I did or had for breakfast the following morning – we had been so desirous to recover from to Ottawa that every part until we received to the boat dock to catch the Au feel de l’eau electric Aqua-Taxi simply glided by in a blur!
For the boat over the river, it’s extra of an in-demand factor.
If the boat is at your finish of the river then all it’s a must to do is hop on but when it isn’t, you name up and so they’ll come over to choose you. It is smart actually, so it’s not doing pointless crossings with nobody in it (prefer it must if it had a schedule to stay to).
To be sincere, you could possibly additionally technically stroll over the bridge in the event you fancied a little bit of a jaunt and even simply hop on a taxi journey over too.
Anyhoo, off we went on the boat to Ottawa (seems like we went on some lengthy journey – the boat journey is like 5 minutes or so). Our first cease in Ottawa can be the Parliament of Canada – which we’d pre-arranged a tour for.
After a fast safety search, we received into the Parliament constructing and boy is it spectacular inside!
Like I kinda anticipated it to be however was nonetheless blown away by not simply how fairly it was but in addition how we had been strolling by halls the place a few of Canada’s extra trendy historical past was made.
One place it’s a must to try if you’re right here although is the library! It’s a factor of magnificence!
You’ll be able to’t really simply go traipsing by it – it’s nonetheless a working library in any case however you do get entry to it on the tour and get to marvel at it, even when for simply a short time.
Oh, one other place with trying out when you’re right here is the tower. It’s imagined to have an incredible view over the town and so with that, we hopped into the elevate and made our technique to the highest.
Alas, it was the foggiest of mornings so our view regarded like this… 😄
Giving up, we made our means again down the place unexpectedly, the alarms began going off sending everybody right into a little bit of a tizzy!
Nicely, everybody besides those that really labored there who appeared surprisingly calm, given the scenario. I feel it may need been a fireplace alarm; observe or actual, I don’t know however figured we wouldn’t be sticking round to search out out.
Fortunately, our tour was over by then so we received to see every part we wished (and certainly, might) so fortunately left realizing that.
Quickly after leaving, a well-known rumbling in my tummy jogged my memory that it was time for lunch and with that, we headed over to Pure Kitchen for some vegan and vegetarian delights.
Okay, so usually, I’m not a lot for vegan or vegetarian meals however I’d heard such nice issues about this place that I figured it was price giving it a attempt to boy had been they proper!
I’d like to eat extra vegetarian/vegan meals however had been so upset previously that I figured it maybe wasn’t for me and locations like Pure Kitchen completely problem that for me! I’m very a lot of a mindset that meals is supposed to be loved. It’s not cerebral – you don’t should overthink it, it’s extra instinctive – you eat it and also you prefer it and I very a lot preferred this! *licks lips*
The restaurant as effectively is fairly candy and there’s even a cool bar upstairs price trying out if you’re on the town!
Fed, watered and completely coffees, we hit the streets of Ottawa with an additional skip in our steps, desirous to see extra of what the town had in retailer. 😀
Extra on that within the subsequent put up.