Know Ottawa

Learn more about things to do, places to go and where to eat while staying in Ottawa!

Two Ottawa Restaurants in the Running for EnRoute’s Best New Restaurant 2016

Among the 35 contenders from across the country are two notables from Ottawa; demonstrating that Ottawa’s food scene is alive and garnering both national and international attention.  Read More

The Best Day Spas in Ottawa

Discover one of Ottawa’s best day spas and book yourself in for a little bit of me time. Your body and mind will thank you for it in the short term and the long term.  Read More

CityFolk Festival 2016 Lineup

CityFolk, the rebranded CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival is back at Landsdowne Park from September 15 to 18 for four days of music, dance, storytelling, and crafts. Find out who is playing.  Read More

Bar Laurel Brings a Bit of Spain to Ottawa

Bar Laurel is named for a street in Logrono, Spain famous for its tapas bars. Not surprisingly then, its menu features pintxos (one-bite foods), tapas and wine.  Read More

What To Do Labour Day 2016 Weekend in Ottawa

Check out some of the events happening Labour Day weekend 2016 in Ottawa.  Read More

Ottawa’s ByWard Market

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is the city’s premier destination for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. Located east of the government and business district, bordered by Sussex Drive, Mackenzie Avenue, Cumberland Street and Rideau Street, ByWard Market is spread over an area of approximately four city blocks.  Read More

North and Navy Inspired by Northeast Italian Traditions

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Ottawa's Arboretum Festival Returns to Albert Island

The Arboretum Festival returns to Ottawa’s Alberta Island for its fourth year with an exciting line up of musical acts, art installations, talks, parties, food and more.  Read More

Best Bike Shops in Ottawa

Going to one of the best bike shops in Ottawa is the best way to get expert advice on the right fit for you.  Read More

Where to rent a car in Ottawa

Find a place to rent a car that meets all of your needs and budget.  Read More

Where to Buy Men’s Suits in Ottawa

Whether you are looking for a high-end designer suit or a trendy mid-range ensemble, these men’s wear stores are the perfect place to find men’s suits in Ottawa.  Read More

Major’s Hill Park First Park in Nation’s Capital

Major’s Hill Park is the nation’s capital’s first park. In use as a residential area for workers building the Rideau Canal in 1826.  Read More

Where to Find Coin Op Car Washes in Ottawa

Ottawa has several coin-op car washes with multiple bays so that you can conveniently wash your car by hand and vacuum the interior to ensure that your car is spotless and scratch free every time.  Read More

The Ottawa River an Historic Life Line to Valley People

The Ottawa River is one of the most scenic and historically important rivers in North America.  Read More

Five Best Picnic Spots in Ottawa

We have chosen what we think are the five best picnic spots in Ottawa for your picnicking pleasure.  Read More

Ottawa Splash Pads Keep Kids Cool for Summer

One great way to keep them cool, while playing this summer, is to take them to your local splash pad for lots of fun activities in a public, family environment where they can meet new friends and spend the day running, splashing and squealing with delight.  Read More

The Guide to Kid-Friendly Canada Day Fun in Ottawa

If you are looking for more kid-friendly Canada Day activities to keep them happy, there are a slew of free events happening in Major’s Hill Park and Jacques Cartier Park in downtown Gatineau that are more suitable for kids ages 3 to 12.  Read More