That's Canada's Parliament buildings in the back.
This is what the Rideau Canal looks like in winter.
Some people actually skate to school and work.
I'm not sure why, but there are a bunch of locks on one of the bridges that crosses the Canal... They all have couples' names on them. I did a quick search on the Internet and couldn't find anything... perhaps the keys have been thrown into the canal? Not sure.
One can only guess.
And, then I do the whole walk again the other way back to campus.
Three times a week.
(Yes, that's a person on a bike in the middle of winter.
Common in Ottawa; as are joggers/runners.)