Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians.
Late in September I came down to the Ottawa Locks, where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River. The Bytown Museum is here, housed in the Commissariat, the oldest stone building in the city, part of the building of the Canal. It reopened this year after closure due to Covid, and its season for the year ended in late September. The Museum is open for visits by reservation during the next few months, and back to daily opening in the spring. It focuses on local history, up to the end of the First World War, but because we live in the national capital, parts of its story includes the country's story.