I'm still here at the Bytown Museum for some of the festivities on Colonel By Day. These photographs from the 19th century show Parliament Hill as it was in the day- complete with the old Victoria Tower that was part of the original Centre Block, destroyed in the 1916 fire, which is referenced in the panel that follows.
Outside the Museum, there were display panels on various locations along the Rideau Canal, both here in the city and further up the course at a place called Jones' Falls.
There was a large tent shelter here as well, with tables set up from many different local history groups, societies, and organizations. I spent time here chatting with numerous people and looking at displays.
That dinosaur costume I showed when I started this series was, at this point, hung up for a rest, but made for an interesting photograph.
These are two more of the numerous people dressed in period clothing that day, engaged in conversation.
A view across the Canal takes in the 100th Regiment of Foot, again doing a demonstration, while Colonel By's statue looks down from above.
I liked this shot, with people perched on the top of the wall where the Canal meets the Ottawa River. Close by, a bagpiper was playing, and highland dancers were performing.
I close off this series with boaters making their way through the Canal. Tomorrow I'm starting another series, with an event that was taking place on the same weekend: the buskers festival.