Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Having never been to Ottawa prior to this radio trip I had no idea how beautiful the government buildings were, but needless to say I found the marriage between the historic aspect and the modern importance of these buildings to be incredible.  While walking around I was reminded that Canada is a bilingual country.  Of course I knew this, but typically the cities I’m most familiar with speak primarily English.  It was so exciting to hear people speaking both French and English on the streets of Ottawa.  Have you been anywhere and had a similar experience?