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I grew up in Ottawa and visit regularly, but for some reason, I have not visited Gatineau Park for years.

I remember skiing at Camp Fortune as a kid and visiting Mackenzie King Estates but it’s been decades since I have returned.

Not anymore.

Last weekend, my mom and I took advantage of a beautiful fall day and went across the bridge. It only took 15 minutes before we were on Old Chelsea Road enjoying a coffee at Les Saisons Cafe Coffee House. After we had some much needed coffee and apple cider, we headed to Mackenzie King Estates to walk around.

Having Fun...

We ventured over to Lake Windermere and naturally I had to take a photo. I was a bit snap happy that day..for obvious reasons.

The weather was perfect for taking pictures!!

Then we drove some more and we stopped at a few beautiful lakes, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what lake this is. But I’m inserting the photo in the event that someone recognizes it. To be honest, both photos are going to be nameless unless someone helps me out (hint).

I have no clue what lake this is..Anyone?

Then we went on a chair lift ride for $5. My mom had not been on a chair lift for forty eight years, so that was kind of a cool experience for her. Infact the last time she had been on a chairlift was with my Dad on a DATE.

Here’s a few photos of what we saw.

Gatineau Park

Not a bad view at all!!

Our Shadow from the Chairlift - Im on the right!!

and finally I will insert one more photo cause it’s my favorite.

Fall Rhapsody at it's best.

To end of the day, we stopped again on Old Chelsea Road at www.soupherbe.com for a perfect bowl of soup.

For further info about Fall Rhapsody, visit www.ottawafestivals.ca or www.canadascapital.gc.ca.

Happy Autumn!!

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8 Responses to “Ottawa: Fall Rhapsody”

  1. October 13th, 2010 at 18:32 | #1

    Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like you had a great time. Fall is my favourite time of year, but I’ve never been in Ottawa for the season.

  2. Donna
    October 13th, 2010 at 18:55 | #2

    Nice pictures Vicky. Good luck with mom who runs.

  3. October 13th, 2010 at 19:20 | #3

    I think the fall colours this year are just spectacular! I don’t remember them being this rich and vibrant in years! Great post, and great photos!


  4. October 14th, 2010 at 10:16 | #4

    Nice photos my friend!

    Glad the Mackenzie King Estate has re-opened! Would you know if they still serve tea and scones at the estate?

    Glad to see you blogging again!

  5. October 14th, 2010 at 11:44 | #5

    The nature in Canada is indeed very beautiful 🙂

  6. October 14th, 2010 at 15:29 | #6

    Beautiful photos – what a great place to visit when the leaves are turning!

  7. October 26th, 2010 at 08:19 | #7

    I think it was Meech Lake in one of your pictures. I went back up there this year too as my boyfriend had never seen the leaves in the Fall up there. It was fun to go up and so many bikers on the roads. I hope they make a separate bike path soon for them. (god they must be in shape to ride up those hills)
    Glad you enjoyed Gatineau Park at its best.

  8. November 14th, 2010 at 00:47 | #8

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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