The Ottawa Public Library has a couple of bookmobiles that make their way to various sites during the week that are either in areas perhaps underserved by library branches or events like this. One of them was parked at City Hall on Sundays throughout Winterlude.
As mentioned yesterday, City Hall was the scene for various activities, which included a climbing wall for kids to try the sport out.
Parks Canada had photo displays, as well as this inflatable mascot.
The photo displays were on panels, each of them taken from places in Canada's Far North, most of them around Sirmilik National Park in Nunavut, with wildlife, beautifully rugged landscapes, and even a First Nations woman in a striking profile shot. The Parks guide I chatted with talked about the balance between bringing visitors to this part of the country versus safeguarding its ecosystem.
This critter happens to be an Arctic fox in summer colours.
There's even history in one of these photographs. This marker is the final resting place for a member of the ill fated Franklin Expedition. The two ships of that expedition, the Erebus and the Terror, sunken in Arctic waters, are now a national historic site, overseen by Parks Canada.