My Doors Open visits included a new spot on the list of sites, close to the South African High Commission (which, unfortunately, cancelled its participation at the last minute). This modern building has stood at the northwest edge of the New Edinburgh neighbourhood for years, at 50 Sussex Drive. It had been empty for some time, but the Royal Geographical Society Of Canada moved into it as a new headquarters in time for the 150th anniversary of the country last year, and opened it up to the public for Doors Open this year.
The Society is an educational organization that funds research and expeditions. Among its ventures is the magazine Canadian Geographic; a number of covers were assembled on banners adorning the walls.
This display screen allowed satellite views of given locations entered into the computer.
This large map was about populations of First Nations people in the country.
The building comes with terrific views on its north side, from inside and outside, of the Ottawa River.
Here we have another look at the building itself.
The building neighbours the east branch of the Rideau Falls, seen here as it spills into the Ottawa River. One of the tourist boats was in the area while I was here, and got up close to the waterfalls.