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Ottawa International Buskerfest

Friday, July 31st, 2015

每年7月底举办的渥太华国际街头艺人节吸引来自世界各地的杂耍艺人来加拿大首都街头卖艺,热闹仿佛老北京天桥,孩子们尤其喜爱围观。表演艺人们不拿薪水,而是靠观众打赏获取收入。所以艺人们都会故意制造喧嚣热闹的气氛吸引尽可能多的观众围观,并增加与观众的有趣互动,例如调侃一下美国人或者中国人。不时还要提醒一下观众自己的收入完全靠打赏,有的人还可能羞辱一下不想打赏中途退场的观众。而压场节目结束后艺人会接受观众打赏。很多加拿大人都拿出钞票给小朋友们转递给街头艺人。

加拿大还有很多类似节日,包括规模更大的多伦多国际街头艺人节。国际街头艺人来加拿大节日表演赚钱并不需要工作签证,其他还有很多表演、艺术、运动类工作都不需要工作签证,中国普通游客一样可以合法在加拿大从事这类工作赚钱,例如DJ、胸口碎大石、生吞大宝剑。完整名单见加拿大政府官网

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Changing of the Guard, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Changing of the Guards

June 26-August 20, 2016

Every summer morning Parliament Hill is alive with music and colourful drills. The Changing of the Guard began as a morning routine on the Hill in 1959, and has turned into an annual tradition. This large-scale production includes a regimental band and pipers. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. each morning, but arrive about 15 minutes early to grab a spot with a great view.

Changing of the Guards
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Explore the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Friday, July 24th, 2015

At a height of nearly 98 metres, the Peace Tower is the dominant feature on Parliament Hill, and probably the most widely recognized symbol of Canada after the flag.

You can get a bird’s eye view of the National Capital Region from the Peace Tower. Those wishing to visit only the Peace Tower don’t need to join a guided tour but must have a ticket. Same-day tickets are available for free at 90 Wellington Street on a first-come, first-served basis.Anyone who is part of a guided tour has access to the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber as part of their visit. No additional ticket is required.

Parliament of Canada
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