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Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

| February 26, 2013 | 20 Comments
Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas The temperature is gradually rising and the snow is beginning to melt. This only means one thing, it’s maple syrup time and time for a yearly family outing to one of Ottawa’s local sugar bushes! Did you know that 85% of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada and that […]

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Skating at Rideau Hall

| December 29, 2012
Skating at Rideau Hall

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston are pleased to announce that Rideau Hall’s skating rink is now officially open to skaters for the winter season. The general public is invited to skate on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m., without a reservation. Before heading […]

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Rideau Canal Skateway

| December 29, 2012
Rideau Canal Skateway

Rideau Canal Skateway Visit the NCC’s website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/skateway to find out when the Rideau Canal Skateway is open.   “Skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway is truly a Capital experience. The NCC is very proud to offer this experience to close to one million skaters who enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage Site each year,” said Michelle […]

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Pumpkin Patches in Ottawa

| December 29, 2012
Pumpkin Patches in Ottawa

  Bring your family to a pumpkin patch near you! Please visit their sites to find out when they are open to the public before heading out.   Abbey Hill Farms (Richmond) Cannamore Orchard (Cannamore, south-east of Ottawa) Log Cabin Orchard (Osgoode) Millers’ Farm and Market (Rideau Valley Drive, south of Manotick) Orleans Fruit Farm (Orleans) Proulx Berry Farm (Cumberland, near Innes […]

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Ottawa – Gatineau Toboggan Guide

| December 29, 2012
Ottawa – Gatineau Toboggan Guide

  Tobogganing is one of our great Canadian traditions! Pack up the family and head out to one of the National Capital Greenbelt’s toboggan hills. Tips: Keep children warm. Dress your children in layers. Make sure their heads and necks are covered by a hat and a neck warmer. Watch for frostbite! On sunny days, […]

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City Hall: Rink of Dreams, Sports Hall of Fame and Art Gallery

| December 29, 2012
City Hall: Rink of Dreams, Sports Hall of Fame and Art Gallery

The Rink of Dreams is now open for the 2012-2013 Season!   The Rink of Dreams is a 12,500 square-foot outdoor rink is officially open again this year in Marion Dewar Plaza on the north lawn of City Hall.  The glow of multicoloured LED lights illuminate around the perimeter of the rink.  The rink opened just in time […]

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Apple Orchards

| December 29, 2012
Apple Orchards

    You will find below a list of Apple Orchards in the Ottawa area. Please click on the link(s) to view the Orchard’s information and when they are open to the public. For delicious apple recipe ideas, you can try a Caramel Apple with M&M, an Irish Apple Cake, an Apple Chocolate Chip Raisin Bread […]

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