Category Archives: LTO

We’re on hiatus!

Hi everyone, We just wanted to post a quick note to say that we’re closing out 2013 by taking a hiatus from curating Local Tourist Ottawa. The last three years have been incredible; we’ve had more than 500 submitted posts by nearly 200 contributors. We’ve been named a top blog in the city, interviewed by […]

July 18

Summer must-see: Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM

Have you booked your ticket to see Cirque du Soleil’s  Ottawa production of TOTEM yet? We were lucky enough to go on opening night, and though LTO contributors have reviewed local productions of Cirque before – this was my first time ever seeing a show. The verdict? I can say without hesitation that this is […]

July 17

Must follow: Lost Ottawa on Facebook

We’re always on the hunt for great local projects to feature (and follow) and Lost Ottawa is one of them.  Started by David McGee, the Facebook community is devoted to historical images of the city and surrounding area, and anyone can submit. And, best yet, by liking the page you’re in for an (almost daily!) visual […]

July 12

Beau’s announces 5th annual Oktoberfest lineup

Whoo hoo! Beau’s Oktoberfest is our absolute favourite event of the year, and for its fifth annual party, the two-day Bavarian-themed festival is adding more music and local food favourites than ever before. Read all about it here, and don’t forget to get tickets on August 8!

Ottawa in one word?

We love this video! Courtesy of Ottawa Tourism: What key word comes to mind when you think of our city?

February 11

Our favourite ice sculpture at Ottawa’s 2013 Winterlude

We finally dropped by Winterlude this weekend for a quick tour of the ice sculptures, and we were totally amazed. This year the National Capital Commission (NCC) hosted 26 carvers from 11 countries in its 26th International Ice-Carving Competition. This was our favourite:  We know what you’re thinking: we picked the Ottawa artists as our […]

February 10

A tour of Ottawa’s Wed by Hand

We love weddings, but we especially love weddings that feature local food and vendors. That’s why we were so excited when Krista Leben invited us and a bride to Ottawa’s Indie Wedding Show – Wed by Hand.  Here’s a visual wrap-up of what we loved: Thanks again for the invite – it was a great event, […]

February 04

Creative Mornings: Steve Beauchesne of Beau’s Brewery

If you haven’t been to Ottawa’s Creative Mornings, you really should check it out. This event was definitely our favourite so far, where Steve Beauchesne shared the role that design and creativity played in shaping the craft brewery’s beloved brand. Miss it? Watch the whole talk: To learn more about Creative Mornings, head on over to the […]

Good Things

“It’s way more fun when you branch outside of the normal and that’s really when good things start to happen. The best things.”  (Steve Beauchesne, Beau’s) In this (fantastic) video Beau’s Brewery becomes a skate park, a brew master collaborates with a chef and something new is created. Check it: Love it!

October 22

Ottawa’s newest restaurant Gezellig opens today

Sometimes we feel a little spoiled.  On Friday, a group of Local Tourists were absolutely delighted to be invited to the pre-opening party for Gezellig – entrepreneur Stephen Beckta’s brand new restaurant.  If you’re a fan of Play Food & Wine (as we are) or Beckta (also delicious) you’re probably already trying to get a reservation […]