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Things to Do, Places to visit and Festivals to Enjoy in Ottawa

A weekly digest of What’s On in and around Ottawa this weekend including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

Colonel By Day Long Weekend Events & Activities in Ottawa: Friday, August 4 – Monday, August 7, 2017
Visiting Ottawa this August long weekend? Here is a list of events taking place in the Capital city this weekend including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

Pack up your car, pick up your girlfriends and get ready for a girl’s weekend adventure in the great province of Quebec!

A look at what’s on this week in Ottawa.

Whether you want explore the Rideau Canal, a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and locks extending 202 km from Kingston to Ottawa or enjoy the tourist sights of Ottawa from the water, there are quite a few options available. You can choose from sightseeing cruises to dinner and fireworks cruise to overnight cruises on St Lawerence river.

One of Canada’s most populous province, is famous for its rich culture and an equally vibrant economy. But this province is also endowed in natural beauty which is vividly displayed in Forillon National Park. Here humpbacks breach along the coast as the Appalachians come to a sudden end. As you tour this park, you can expect nothing but jaw dropping vistas and fascinating flora and fauna.

Located just 2 hours of drive from both Montréal and Québec City, La Mauricie National Park buzzes with activities in summer, fall and winter as eager tourists create fond memories in various parts of the park. Hikers converge at Solitaire Lake Trail, as a group of friends takes amazing photos at Le Passage Lookout. The Laurentian Mountains and the lakes that dot their valleys are the pride and joy of the park! Don’t miss a thing, let this bucket list guide you to where the fun never ends.

The very vast province of Québec is home to many cities, towns and villages of various sizes that all make great vacation getaways for families. From one town to another, the culture and way of life changes drastically, as can the accents of the residents who live there. Pack up your family and get ready for a vacation adventure!

Things to Do on Father’s Day Weekend in Ottawa: July 17 to 19, 2017 I. Family & Kids Activities 1. Hotter Than Potter Expect the unexpected from world-class Magician Keith Brown with his new show Hotter Than Potter. Keith has inspired wonder in over 17 countries and counting. Chosen Toronto’s… Read More >>

2017 Canada Day celebrations, festivals, events, activities & fireworks happening in and around Ottawa. Celebrate CANADA DAY and the nation’s 150th with FREE shows throughout the day and weekend! From 20 minute 17 second fireworks to TD Jazz Festival, there is plenty to keep to busy!

Need ideas for a getaway to Quebec? From the rich cultural mix, historical architecture and avant garde food scene of Montreal to grass-covered hills, to romantic vibes of Quebec city to red cliffs and white sandy beaches of Magdalen Islands, there is plenty to do for perfect soul-restoring getaway.

Thinking of going on a cruise? Explore Ontario through its myriad of rivers, and waterways! From intimate, romantic and cozy cruises that span a week to short boat trips, you have plenty of options to suit every budget from Windsor to Moosonee and Ottawa to Kenora!

A visit to Quebec City is like walking through a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and fortified walls. One of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements, it won’t take long before you develop a love for the French-Canadian culture and an infectious desire to kiss on both cheeks. Despite its old age, it still hosts a variety of spectacular events throughout the year that are generally free such as Festival d’ete de Quebec, Fetes de la Nouvelle-France, Crequscule circus show and Carnaval de Quebec.

Victoria Day long weekend events and activities including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

What’s On in and around Ottawa during Mother’s Day weekend: Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2017.

This Mother’s Day, why not create some lasting memories and show her how much you appreciate her with the gift of time together. Here are 10 ideas for unforgettable weekend getaways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Ontario.

Looking to get away to Ottawa for a few days? This year marks a special time as Canada celebrates 150 years and the city will come to life with many fun, interactive and educational events and celebrations. With it’s modern flavor and range of trendy hotels, shops and restaurants, Ottawa has something to offer every visitor. To help you plan how to best spend your time in Ottawa, here are some suggestions of the must see sights and events no matter how long your stay.

Spring is upon us and so are preparations for Ottawa’s multi-awarding winning Tulip Festival. The largest of it’s kind in the world. This year celebrating their 65th anniversary together with Canada’s 150th birthday, it’s sure to be spectacular. Here is an itinerary to help you plan an ultimate Tulip weekend getaway to Ottawa.

Things to Do in Ottawa in April: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Ottawa during the month of April 2017.

Things to Do in Ottawa in March: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Ottawa during March 2017.

March Break Activities in and around Ottawa: A list of Family Activities, Events & Camps from March 11 – 19, 2017

Things to do during Family Day long weeekend in Ottawa, including family activities, festivals, concert, sports and exhibitions.: February 17 – 20, 2017

Winterlude kicks off on February 3, the irreverent and hilarious “Trocks” are back at NAC, Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all your favorite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure and TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest heats up the cold winters night.

A list of things to do in February to celebrate Montréal’s 375th anniversary. Applaud as world snowmobiling champions perform jaw-dropping aerial tricks in downtown Montréal, go on a snow moon by bike ride with your Valentine, try curling against brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance, and experience avant-garde creativity during Illuminart!