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Here we wander

Explore Ottawa through Alen Palander's lens

Explore Ottawa through Alen Palander's lens

Popular influencer and constant traveler Alen Palander has over 790,000 Instagram followers who love to see his wide range of topics such as architecture, automotive, and lifestyle travel. The Toronto-based photographer and Youtuber was born in Northern Iraq and moved to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada at the age of seven. This may have led to his fascination of the diverse history, culture and traditions found throughout the world. Ottawa’s outdoor beauty, year-round activities and museums keep Alen coming back to Ottawa. His ideal food journey while in Canada’s capital includes a pastry in a ByWard Market bakery, lunch at Social Restaurant and Lounge, and dinner at Riviera.

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Here we wander

Here We Wander is a series exploring Ottawa through the eyes of Canadian influencers, photographers and content creators. It aims to showcase the culture, experiences, and unique hidden gems that make Ottawa a one of a kind destination.

Here we wander
Here we wander
From epic adventures to ultimate relaxation, take a look at what six Canadian influencers love the most about experiencing Canada’s capital.
Taylor Burk
Taylor Burk
Known for his meaningful, unique and innovative images, this photographer loves the unexpected travel moments that create lasting memories.
Kael Rebick
Kael Rebick
Admiring outdoor beauty is this Toronto-based photographer’s preferred activity while traveling.
Jeremy Rupke
Jeremy Rupke
Coach Jeremy is much more than an online hockey personality; he also loves to share his fun travels with family and friends in entertaining videos.
Dave and Deb
Dave and Deb
This Canadian couple has been sharing their travel adventures and advice on their award-winning blog since 2007.
Isabelle Cheng
Isabelle Cheng
This food-loving traveler is always capturing the beauty of everyday moments, be it food, architecture, experiences and people.

Explore Ottawa like Alen

Alen Palander
Tips for stellar night pics

In this video, Alen shows you some of his best nighttime photography techniques while capturing views of Parliament Hill and other beautiful sites.

Alen Palander
Alen’s top 10 photography spots

Follow Alen as he shares his 10 favourite places to capture Canada’s capital including from the ground, the air and the water.

Rideau Falls
Top hidden gems to photograph in Ottawa
There’s no shortage of stunning photo ops in Ottawa with its striking skyline, architectural appeal, charming neighbourhoods, and abundance of natural…
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa’s seven national museums
Visit seven of Canada’s nine national museums in one city! Ottawa is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, history and more.
Tavern on the Falls
Great patios by Ottawa neighbourhood
Looking for the ultimate patio spot in Ottawa? Check out some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with outdoor spaces, by neighbourhood.
Parachute GO Skydive Cameraman Tandem view
Awesome adventurous activities in Ottawa
Zipline, jump, fly, paddle and speed your way through the Ottawa region! Try these adrenaline-pumping activities to make unforgettable memories.

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