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Category: Holiday Activities

Ottawa’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations for the Family

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close already. It feels like we were just kicking off the Canada 150 celebrations and now the wrap party is underway. 2017 has not been an easy year for my family, and the hardest part is yet to…

Skating on Parliament Hill: The Canada 150 Rink

Have you skated at the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill yet? It’s pretty much the quintessential Canadian experience and we got our turn to test it out this past weekend. It takes a little bit of effort – between booking a skating time slot online and then…

Oh How I Love a Christmas Cookie Exchange

I love the Christmas season so much – the trees,  the Christmas attractions , the decorations, the music, the family gatherings and probably most of all…the food! I always get the season going with a little Christmas baking of my own, and my annual tradition of hosting a Christmas…

Ottawa’s Best Christmas Attractions

The Christmas season is upon us! Have you started decorating yet? I haven’t yet brought out my decorations, but I am taking a close look at the calendar and planning out when to hit up the different holiday events offered around the capital region. I recently blogged about…

Tis’ the Season for a Santa Claus Parade

Everyone has different opinions on when we should turn our attention to, and start decorating and celebrating, the upcoming Christmas season. I try to wait until after we have celebrated Remembrance Day, and then I figure it’s all systems go. But, I wanted to at least LOOK and…

Hitting up our Favourite Halloween Haunts

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and I’m happy to say that we have already checked a few things off our October Must-Do List. This past weekend we took advantage of some decent weather and had a great time at Pumpkinferno and Saunders Farm. We made…

My Must-Do List for Ottawa in October

October is one of my favourite times of the year. You get Thanksgiving and Halloween in the same month – what’s not to like! It’s also the time where the trees are at their most beautiful here in Ottawa. So, it’s looking like a…

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…

Where to Find the Easter Fun in Ottawa

The Easter holiday is right around the corner! For some it is a deeply religious time, for others it is a holiday to get together with family, or perhaps it is simply another excuse to eat chocolate! I fall into a little of all three of those categories. I have…

March Break Activities for Kids in the Capital

I’m not going to lie. I kinda wish I was spending March Break on a beach, playing in the waves and basking in the hot sun. But, that isn’t in the cards this year, so thank goodness the city of Ottawa offers up so many great…