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Category: Festivals and Fairs

Mosaïcanada : A Garden Spectacular Not to be Missed

The Canada 150 celebrations have brought a lot of unique events and fun to the Ottawa region. One of those wonderful anniversary events is MOSAÏCANADA, a spectacular horticulture event that combines sculpture with gardening. The MOSAÏCANADA event has been running for a few weeks now, and I finally…

The Canadian Music Competition Serves Up the Talent

Any music lovers out there? Really, who doesn’t love music? I never grew up playing an instrument. There was a piano in our house, and my sisters both took lessons for a while, but I was busy with sports and dance and I never learned. I regret it…

Where to Celebrate Canada Day In & Around Ottawa

Canada Day is coming up quickly, and I haven’t yet decided where we should be celebrating the big 150. I know that this is THE year to go downtown and take in all of the Canada 150 festivities, but I admit I am very intimidated at the thought…

Ottawa’s Tulip Festival is Blooming Beautiful

Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival is always one of my favourite times of year. In my mind, it marks the official start of spring here in the capital. This year’s festival runs from May 12 to the 22nd and if you haven’t been out to…

Red Bull Crashed Ice Entertains a Frozen Crowd

I went to the first night of the Red Bull Crashed Ice down at the Rideau Canal locks. You couldn’t have a more beautiful setting. With the Parliament lit up on one side and the Chateau Laurier on the other side, it really is spectacular. Friday night was…

Winterlude: First Weekend Round-Up

2017 Winterlude is up and running, and what a pretty perfect opening weekend. It wasn’t too cold, the entire stretch of the canal was open to skaters and Sunday’s swirly snow made it feel like we were walking around in an actual snow globe. I hope…

The Winterlude Guide to Family Fun

Winterlude is almost here! February 3rd kicks off nearly three fun filled weeks, and you can expect this year will be extra special because of Canada’s 150th birthday. Fortunately for organizers, it looks like they won’t have to deal with melting ice sculptures (like last year…