We stopped briefly in Ottawa just for the night on the way to Quebec City. What we saw of Ottawa we actually really liked, it was a pretty city with lots of old buildings and we saw a gorgeous sunset there.
We spent the afternoon wandering the streets and went over to the Quebec side of the river for a view back over Ottawa, and then after dinner (at which Karen got the best desert of the whole trip – a divine flourless chocolate cake YUM) we went to see the city at night. It was quite lovely and we both really enjoyed our time in Ottawa. Below are the beautiful Parliament Buildlings with the flame in front. Our photos are here.