While it doesn't have the reputation of being the most scenic school, uOttawa does bring in some good views of the downtown core from it's taller buildings. There are also a few good-looking spots on campus - everything from Hogwarts lookalikes to artsy outdoor quads.

If you're looking for a place to relax in between your midterm study breaks (or even just looking for a potential school scene to Instagram), here are 8 of the best places to catch a view of Ottawa, or simply take in uOttawa looking pretty.


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1. Desmarais / Telfer School of Management

Every Telfer student you know has either Instagrammed or Snapchatted this view at least once. No shame.


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2. Tabaret Park

Extra scenic during the fall. I should probably get around to putting this on my Instagram too.


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3. Montpetit Hall

While it's mostly known for the gym facilities, the view from MNT isn't too bad either.


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4. SITE - School of Information Technology and Engineering

The engineering students have one of the coolest buildings on campus. I guess it's only fair compensation for all the hours they have to be there. It's a great study spot too.


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5. Hagen

The uOttawa Hogwarts. Hagen is one of the older buildings on campus, with an interestingly almost gothic vibe.


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6. The Arts Building Quad

I don't understand what this sculpture is, but it's definitely one of the most recognizable landmarks on campus.


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7. FSS - Faculty of Social Sciences building

The best view you could get on campus. Period.


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8. Morisset Library

While the golden rule is to avoid the 5th floor to study, but the view is pretty killer nonetheless.

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