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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.

Want to getaway during Christmas Break with the whole family or with you special someone? You don’t have to fly South when there are many wonderful opportunities in Ontario to enjoy time together –  whether your want to spend a cold winter night by the fire or greet winter head on! Here are… Read More >>

From spectacular illuminations that transforms the Niagara Falls area to enjoying evening stroll through picture-perfect postcard setting with close to one million lights at Upper Canada Village, Ontario is all aglow with magical lights. Although every village, town, city, and community has at least one or two house or buildings worth stopping to check out, the following light shows are definitely worth travelling to see.

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

Wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve 2018? Here is a list of  New Year’s Eve 2018 activities, fireworks, events & parties happening in and around Ottawa. Contents 1. New Years Eve Fireworks &  Family Activities 2. Adults Events 3. New Year Eve Dinner & Dance (Adults/All ages) 4. Events on… Read More >>

A list of Christmas/Holiday themed events in Ottawa – including carols, theatre, and other holiday events. Events include Nutcracker Ballet by Royal Winnipeg Ballet, intimate and unique Christmas concerts, Victorian Christmas celebrations and more!

A list of Christmas Lights and Santa Claus Parades in Ottawa area.

A list of Christmas markets & craft fairs in Ottawa to help you get something special for everyone on your list! Contents: Page 1: Markets from October to November 14, 2017 Page 2: Markets from November 15 to November 30, 2017 Page 3: Markets in December, 2017 Christmas Markets & Craft… Read More >>

Christmas events and holiday activities including carols,light displays, holiday theatre, Santa Claus Parades, and craft fairs in Ottawa Area.

Things to Do during Thanksgiving Weekend in Ottawa including Thanksgiving dinner, brunch and Takeout, free fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions. — Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9, 2017

Activities include Spooky Wagon Rides, Haunted Maze, Ghost Tours, Halloween Parties, Murder Mystery Theatre, Paranormal Investigations, and more!

See the award winning with animal, flower, fruit and vegetable exhibits, get best of crafts, baking and preserving, exploredisplays of antique machinery, take part in old fashioned games, ride the midways, and experience the thrill of demolition derbie during the many fall fairs held in and around Ottawa.

Explore Ontario on rails–through rolling hills, ravines, forested valleys and the country side! Whether as a family trip or on a day trip with your loved one, these scenic tours will never disappoint! Enjoy fall colours or have a haunted experience during Halloween, visit the pumpkin patch, or a trip to see Santa during Christmas.

Labour Day Long Weekend events and activities in Ottawa: free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

This Halloween, you never know what might be around the next corner at these farms haunted by children of the corn!

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.

Get lost at world-famous corn mazes or at the nearest to you for a memorable experience with the family. Most of these farms also have a whole bunch of other great activities so you can enjoy the entire day picking pumpkins, milking goats, cuddling bunnies and so much more!

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

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!