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Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 19, 2017 | 4 Comments
Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa   Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a […]

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My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

| October 21, 2014 | 17 Comments
My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

Fall is here!  So many of us are thinking about getting back into our fitness routines after taking some time off in the summer.  The gyms are busy again and many are transitioning to indoor activities and strength training.   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed especially if you’ve taken an extended break from indoor workouts. […]

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Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

| February 26, 2013 | 18 Comments
Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

  Shawn M. Kent / Foter / CC BY-NC  These are the most popular sugar bushes in the region! Bean Town (Plantagenet) Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush (Mississippi Mills) The Log Farm / La Vieille Ferme (Nepean) Mapleside Sugar Bush (Pembroke) Proulx Farm (Cumberland) Richelieu Park (Vanier) Sand Road Sugar Camp (Moose Creek) Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Edwards) Temple’s Sugar Camp (Ferguson […]

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Winterlude February 1st to 18th, 2013

| December 29, 2012
Winterlude February 1st to 18th, 2013

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. In 2012, Canada’s Capital Region celebrates the 34rd edition of Winterlude. […]

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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

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 Comeau, Senior Vice-President, Environment, […]

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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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Christmas Lights Across Canada

| December 29, 2012
Christmas Lights Across Canada

See the lights from December 6th, 2012 to January 7, 2013. On opening night, join us on Parliament Hill at 6 pm for the illumination ceremony. 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. Join us on December 1 for an evening that […]

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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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