On the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River, I paid a visit to the Museum of History, which of course is the renamed Museum of Civilization. The paths leading up to the main entrance are lined with prairie grasses.
The Museum was busier than this shot suggests, and decorated for Canada Day. The lawn down below the fountains would later in the day get filled with people, as this is an ideal spot for fireworks watching (which, by the way, I missed, assuming that the evening gusts of wind around nine would surely cancel the fireworks).
When I come here, I can never resist taking shots of the fountain against the backdrop of the Ottawa side of the river.
Taken from inside, this boat containing a wolf is set on the lower levels of the fountain terraces.The sculptures beyond share its view of the river and the Alexandria Bridge.