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an au­tumn day of­fers tons of ac­tiv­i­ties and stops for those in­ter­ested in the ar­eas that make this city proud to be the na­tional cap­i­tal

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Spend a day en­joy­ing the city’s na­tional land­marks and sweet spots

9:00 a.m.

It’s good to plan ahead, be­cause tours of Cen­tre Block and East Block at Par­lia­ment

Hill fill up quickly. They can take 30 min­utes to an hour, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch some lively de­bate in the gal­leries of the Se­nate or House of Com­mons. 5:00 pm. Stop in for a re­fresher and a rest at Brother’s Beer Bistro (366 Dal­housie St.). Why not stay for rain­bow trout or gnoc­chi if the bar snacks aren’t enough?

10:30 a.m. The Na­tional Gallery of

Canada (380 Sus­sex Dr.) al­ways has eye-pop­ping ex­hi­bi­tions, and this year’s “Cana­dian and Indige­nous Art: 1968 to Present” is rel­e­vant and beau­ti­ful. 3:00 p.m. The By­Ward Mar­ket is full of great op­tions for shop­ping, din­ing, and en­ter­tain­ment. Take a stroll down Sus­sex Drive to find The

Modern Shop (541 Sus­sex Dr.), Kaliyana (515 Sus­sex Dr.), and many other trea­sure troves.

12:00 p.m.

From the start of Septem­ber, walk-in tours of the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s res­i­dence only take place on week­ends, but you don’t have to visit the in­side of Rideau Hall to ap­pre­ci­ate the sprawl­ing lawns just per­fect for a pic­nic.

8:00 p.m. Cop­per Spir­its

and Sights, the rooftop bar of down­town’s An­daz Ho­tel, pro­vides a unique view of the city from 16 storeys up. The food is good, the cock­tails tempt­ing, and the vis­tas su­perb.

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