Was Major's Hill Park aligned with solstice sun in mind?

By Stu Mills, CBC News Ottawa, December 21, 2017

Local amateur historian Andrew King is waiting to see if his theory about a deliberate solstice design in Major's Hill Park is confirmed today.

King believes the park north of the Chateau Laurier was deliberately laid out along celestial lines, with an elliptical concrete pad behind Château Laurier the perfect spot to catch the summer solstice sunset and the winter solstice sunset.

On summer solstice, June 21, the rays of the setting sun cast a line from Champlain's statue in Nepean Point, along a stone and concrete path and to the concrete pad behind Château Laurier.


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