East of the Museum of History lies Jacques Cartier Park, a large park along the shoreline of the Ottawa River. At its main entrance is a larger than life statue of a larger than life man. Maurice "Rocket" Richard was one of the best to ever play the game of hockey, an icon of the Montreal Canadiens team. This impressive statue balances most of its weight on one of the feet and the stick, all while capturing the resolute determination of the man. Around it in May, tulips are in full bloom.