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Category: Holiday Activities

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…

Having a Pancakes Party for Shrove Tuesday

There’s really no denying how much I enjoy pancakes. I mean, this is basically my second blog post in a row about the lovely breakfast dish (see my last blog post for Ottawa’s Top Sugar Bush Destinations). I just checked the calendar and realized that Shrove…

Ottawa’s Top Sugar Bush Destinations

It’s that time of year…sugar bush season is upon us! The weather will start to warm (hopefully) and the snow will start to melt (eventually) and that maple tree sap will start to flow. Where the sap flows, the syrup will follow and that means pancakes…

Ottawa Gets Ready to Celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is right around the corner. Friday January 27th is New Year’s Eve, and January 28th marks the start of the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar. I was born in the year of the pig. According to what I’ve read…

Ottawa’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

First of all, let me confess…I don’t really like New Year’s Eve. It’s generally a huge let down. It wasn’t great when I was single, it wasn’t much better when I was married and now that I have…

A Winter Wonderland at Montebello

It has been a week since my family took a little two night getaway to the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, and I still can’t get over what a lovely and relaxing time it was. Seriously, when is a holiday with two little kids ever relaxing?! But really, it was…

A Most Festive Evening at Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village is a well oiled machine when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Their Halloween event ‘Pumpkinferno’ is spectacular, and similarly, their Christmas celebration ‘Alight at Night’ is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season. It’s Worth the Drive…

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Christmas Tree

You may opt for the artificial, and I can respect that, but my family will always have a real Christmas tree. Back when we lived in Vancouver we always bought a live Christmas tree, even when we were in an apartment and I’m pretty sure live trees were…