A tour of Ottawa meetups: The Rideau Hash House Harriers

Candice So is a freelance reporter who loves to read, write and meet people who are doing amazing things. This summer, she went out west to Edmonton, went further west to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, and is now back in Ottawa, the city where she was born and bred. On her off time […]

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 15

Winter in Ottawa: A tour of Petrie Island Ice Fishing Village

Candice So is a freelance reporter who loves to read, write and meet people who are doing amazing things. This summer, she went out west to Edmonton, went further west to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, and is now back in Ottawa, the city where she was born and bred. On her off time […]

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 06

The NCC’s Yumi Webster shares her secret (and how you can warm up at Winterlude)

Born and bred in Ottawa, Yumi Webster is passionate about Canada’s Capital Region, museums, photography and peanut M&Ms. Sometimes, she tweets. She works at the National Capital Commission as Coordinator of School Programs and Youth Engagement. All opinions here are her own. I’m going to let you in on a little secret about me. But […]

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 […]

January 28

Dance party museum style: Ottawa’s Nature Nocturne

Kimberly Senf (Twitter) is a displaced Montrealer living in Ottawa, by way of Halifax. She’s a librarian by trade,  currently working for the government as an information manager. An avid bookworm, she loves to visit the library and roam the aisles, lugging all-too-many books home each time. Dedicated knitter, coffee lover and garage sale enthusiast, […]

December 11

Ottawa seen 365 ways in 365 days: Christophe Ledent shares his story

Christophe Ledent (Blog/Facebook/Twitter) is an amateur photographer who moved to Ottawa nearly three years ago to work for the Government of Canada. A little over five months ago I set out to discover Ottawa through photography. Some would even say I am a tourist in my own city, a tourist looking to discover everything Ottawa has to offer.  In a way, this is true. But the real […]

Thumbs up to the Taste of Ottawa – first-ever Westboro Holiday Food Market a big success

Nicola Maule is an event planner who is always trying to bring a bit more excitement to Ottawa. The first Taste of Ottawa- Westboro Holiday Food Market on December 9th, 2012 was a gastronomic success! More than 700 people visited the market, held at the Westboro Masonic Hall, and no one walked away empty handed […]