Located at the centre of Canada’s Parliament buildings at Ottawa, the Peace tower is a tall and proud structure attesting Canadian bravery and contribution to world peace.
I visited Ottawa two weeks ago during autumnal equinox, the official arrival of fall in Canada. The weather was cool, the breeze was gentle and leaves were starting to change colour. We estimated that the peak time for fall colours would be two weeks from then.
The Parliament Hill attracts three million tourists each year, most visitors arriving during the summer months. City tours as well as tours shuffling tourists between Toronto and Montreal often stop in Ottawa for few hours, emptying busloads of camera wielding crowds. The crowds disappear at night, leaving you a much quieter ambiance to enjoy the sights.