It doesn't quite look like spring in this final pair from the photos I took in Major's Hill Park. This view overlooks the Ottawa River between Ottawa on the left and Gatineau on the right. The Rideau Canal cuts between this promontory (thus the name of the park) and Parliament Hill, and the ice at this part of the river was still in place when I took these shots on the Easter weekend. However, when you look upstream, there's open water on the river. The Chaudière Falls, upstream and out of sight from here, keep a portion of the river open through winter, and that open water is now expanding as spring asserts itself. That is one reason I never walk on this ice even in the dead of winter. About a week ago, a youth from Gatineau died after going through the ice.
Pulling back a bit gives another look at Parliament Hill, particularly letting the Library of Parliament shine in the sunlight. The first of the Canal's locks can be seen below.