|In Major's Hill Park (Tulip Festival photo)|
The promontory where the park lies overlooks the inlet where the Rideau Canal flows into the Ottawa River and this high ground was once the home of Lieutenant-Colonel John By who masterminded the construction of the Canal in the 1820s. It was called Colonel's Hill in those days. Later, the lockmaster's house stood here, demolished in 1876 when the hill finally turned into a public park.
|View from the Ottawa River, 1834, with Major's Hill on the left|
|My photo of a picture displayed in today's park|