Photostory #261: Symbol of Confederation: Ottawa: The Nation's Capital

Dominion Wide , unattributed , National Capital Commission , Alex Onoszko
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
June 14, 1960
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Ottawa has been described as a city on its way to perfection. Set on a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, it has been endowed by nature with a setting of unsurpassed grandeur. Down through the years a battery of town planners have implemented a master plan for Ottawa designed to create a capital city worthy of the nation. On Dominion Day the country pauses to celebrate and take stock, conscious of the need for the nation to be worthy of its destiny.