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09 Sep, 2014

The view from Champlain Lookout

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

The view from Champlain Lookout

On the way home from our trip to see the old ruins we decided to check out another famous landmark in Gatineau Park, the Champlain Lookout. Have you ever been? It’s a must-see if you ever find yourself in the area, as it affords us ordinary mortals a rare bird’s-eye view of a particularly pretty slice of the world below.

As we approached we saw a young couple leaning over the wall. It’s not a far drop, only a few feet to some grass below, but I never found out what they were looking at.

What ARE those people looking at?

Related: have you ever heard anyone refer to Champlain Lookout as Belvedere Lookout? Fishies with a smattering of French will know why this is so funny. :)

 


4 Responses to "The view from Champlain Lookout"

1 | Gatinoh

September 9th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Belvedere Lookout….so funny.

2 | Tudor

September 10th, 2014 at 10:55 am

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Yeah, why are there so many lookouts named “Belvedere” in Gatineau Park? He must have been a popular guy …

3 | Nora from Kanata

September 15th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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Belvedere Lookout… Kind of like “Old Fort Cheese”

4 | andrea tomkins

September 16th, 2014 at 9:28 am

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I’d say it’s more like “Fromage Cheese” !

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