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Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

| December 24, 2019 | 12 Comments
Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa Bright lights. This is one of the Christmas traditions my children and I love to see around the holidays season. We get a sense of wonder and delight at how lights can make whatever they adorn magical. When we heard that Glow Ottawa was coming to Canada’s capital, […]

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15 Family Holiday Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| November 20, 2019 | 5 Comments
15 Family Holiday Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

15 Family Holiday Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa It is here! The holiday season is upon us in Canada’s capital region. With the snow already falling, it already looks a lot like Christmas. Would you like for your family to get into the spirit of the festive season? Have this list of 15 Family […]

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Exploring Canada Aviation and Space Museum #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/24

| April 25, 2019 | 5 Comments
Exploring Canada Aviation and Space Museum #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/24

Exploring Canada Aviation and Space Museum Did you know, our nation’s capital has MANY incredible museums? They are so fun to visit all year long but during our cold winter months, we were especially grateful to have these establishments so close by for exploring and keeping us busy. Ingenium Museums 3-in-1 Membership One of our […]

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12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

| April 8, 2019 | 9 Comments
12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

Easter weekend is happening in just a few weeks! Are you curious to know what’s happening in and around Ottawa? Get ready to jot down some great ideas as we are sharing 12 Easter weekend family fun activities around Ottawa everyone will enjoy! 12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa 1. Easter at Billings Bridge […]

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21 Spring Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa-Gatineau

| March 12, 2019 | 12 Comments
21 Spring Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa-Gatineau

Spring is about to bloom in the nation’s capital! Families can take in the warmer weather and enjoy more of what this city has to offer! Ottawa is a great city that offers many events and activities for families to take part in during this time of year. Below are 21 spring family fun events and activities […]

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Fun Times at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa ~ #Review #Giveaway 04/05

| March 4, 2019 | 12 Comments
Fun Times at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa ~ #Review #Giveaway  04/05

Fun Times at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 04/05 One of our family’s favourite indoor activities is frequenting the amazing museums we have in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. As a child, my favourite museum memory was the Crazy Kitchen at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. They underwent an $80 Million Dollar Renovation After closing […]

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A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

| January 2, 2019 | 5 Comments
A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum There are so many great attractions to visit with kids in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. On the top of our list is the Canadian Museum of History, in particular the Children’s Museum. It’s great on those yucky winter days when it’s too cold to play in the snow […]

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Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature

| November 29, 2018 | 12 Comments
Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature Cool days have moved  in to Canada’s capital. Luckily, things are heating up with the return of Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is a bright and warm exhibition that introduces live, tropical butterflies to visitors that they would […]

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Getting Spooky at Saunders Farm

| October 22, 2018 | 9 Comments
Getting Spooky at Saunders Farm

Getting Spooky at Saunders Farm Halloween is approaching and there is no better place to be to get into the spooky spirit than Saunders Farm! I recently posted about their summer time activities, but Halloween is where they take it to the next level. It’s a new tradition that we take the whole family to […]

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Paddling Through History with Voyageur Canoe Guided Tours #ParksCanada

| October 3, 2018 | 11 Comments
Paddling Through History with Voyageur Canoe Guided Tours #ParksCanada

Paddling Through History with Voyageur Canoe Guided Tours  Did you know that the Rideau Canal is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site? There is more to this site than it being known as the world’s longest skating rink. The summer is a great time to venture along this canal and learn its history. Many residents […]

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Step Back in Time at Laurier House National Historic Site #ParksCanada

| September 7, 2018 | 4 Comments
Step Back in Time at Laurier House National Historic Site #ParksCanada

Step Back in Time at Laurier House National Historic Site #ParksCanada Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, Laurier House is one of Canada’s National Historic Sites. It was home to two of Canada’s Prime Ministers and contemporaries Sir Wilfred Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. What makes this site a must-visit is that it […]

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25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau

| June 21, 2018 | 12 Comments
25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau

25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau Summer is here! This allows for families to spend more time together to attend festivals and activities being held in Ottawa and its surrounding areas. Here is a list of 25 summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend […]

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Family Fun Times at Winterlude

| January 10, 2018 | 9 Comments
Family Fun Times at Winterlude

Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. The three fun-filled weekends of Winterlude are guaranteed to make the spirit of winter come alive.     History of Winterlude Winterlude was created by the NCC in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.  Dates and Admission to Winterlude The three weekends are […]

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Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

| January 4, 2018 | 15 Comments
Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

    Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region   Winter arrived this weekend with a few inches of snow on the ground. It’s a perfect time to start thinking about enjoying one of Canada’s favourite wintertime activities in the months to come: an old-fashioned sleigh ride. It’s such a serene activity to help reconnect with […]

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Christmas Lights Across Canada

| December 4, 2017
Christmas Lights Across Canada

  Each year, Canada’s Capital Region glows with thousands of holiday lights during Christmas Lights Across Canada. The magic begins with an illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill.      In Canada’s Capital, the winter landscape glows with over 300,000 multicoloured lights during the holiday season. The holiday lights that brighten Confederation Boulevard, Canada’s ceremonial route circling the […]

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Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

| August 1, 2017 | 6 Comments
Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the #Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun   Picking a getaway destination soon? Have you considered visiting the Outaouais? Neighbouring Canada’s capital, the Outaouais is a beautiful and vibrant region that holds an abundance of activities for visitors to choose from. Want to discover culture, food and fun? The Outaouais holds all […]

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Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

| June 13, 2017 | 7 Comments
Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

  Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! Fun and exercise do not always go hand in hand for many people. Throw learning into the mix and some people may think it is madness! Thinking about this, I received this email in my inbox from my commander: Mission: Visit the Neuron Upgrade Training Station (N.U.T.S.) […]

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A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

| April 13, 2017 | 8 Comments
A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

  A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150!   Plants. Some people may not think much of them, but when they are used to create larger than life sculptures, they can be a wonder to behold. MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 has mastered mosaiculture (the art of glass mosaic and the origins of artistic […]

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Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

| December 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss! The holiday season hits some families in the Ottawa region harder than others. For the past 12 years, the Ottawa 67s has recognized this issue and have partnered with Toy Mountain, the Salvation Army, and The Brick to help put smiles […]

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Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

| November 8, 2016 | 6 Comments
Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

Reptiles. Whether they climb, swim, or slither, they are a fascinating group of animals that carry a hint of fascination. The Museum of Nature opened its newest exhibit, Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly, to help find out some of the facts in a fun way about many animals of this animal species. This exhibit opened on […]

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Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Polka-dot doo doo doooo… Polka-dot pants, polka-dot pants… Sorry. Just saw Eric Litwin live at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, and I’m still dancing around to that number.  I think most people with little kids know who Eric Litwin is. His best-selling Pete the Cat books (the first four in the series) sit on most Kindergarten […]

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Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

| June 13, 2016 | 16 Comments
Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

My love of camping developed as a slow burn. I initially hated the bugs, the outdoor toilets, or lack of any at all, sleeping on a lumpy tangle of twigs and the general discomfort involved in sleeping outdoors. But as my husband (an avid outdoorsman) and I started to discover some beautiful provincial parks and […]

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Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

| May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

One sign that spring has arrived for our family is when we attend the Ottawa Children’s Festival. We are always excited to see what will be in store for us with our annual visits. We are never disappointed with the world class performers that this festival attracts every year. It was their 31st year of […]

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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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