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

Red Bull Crashed Ice Slams Into Ottawa

Imagine the world’s best athletes competing for the ultimate title during the final showdown on the iconic locks of the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the famous Chateau Laurier.  Read More

Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

The first-ever ice dragon boat race in North America; teams use ice-sticks to propel dragon boats outfitted with skates across the frozen Rideau Canal!  Read More

Five date ideas to enhance your Valentine’s Day weekend

Whether you’re on a budget or on a spending spree, here are five Valentine's Day date suggestions for you to ponder.  Read More

Ottawa’s Winterlude Festival Celebrates Season of Snow

From February 3 to 20, 2017, celebrate winter in Canada’s Capital during three fun-filled weekends in February, which is known as the Winterlude festival! There are so many things to see and do that celebrate Ottawa’s enchanting snow-covered season.  Read More

Cross-Country Skiing in Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park has one of the largest networks of cross-country ski trails in North America. You will find over 50 trails, varying in difficulty (rated from easy to most difficult). Enjoy classic cross-country skiing and skate skiing in a beautiful conservation area, located just minutes from downtown Ottawa.  Read More