Tag Archives: Christmas

December 04

Ottawa’s Christmas markets: Will you or won’t you?

The thought of battling the overheated malls to buy more stuff for my friends and family has not been an appealing activity for me in the past few years – that’s why I love hitting up local markets, and supporting local artisans. At the perfect holiday market, I can buy gifts that will tantalize taste buds, […]

Merry Christmas Ottawa!

Merry Christmas Ottawa! We are off for a couple of days with our families, and we hope you’re enjoying this time with yours. If you’d like to share some of your special winter traditions in the great city of Ottawa, please e-mail us at ltottawa@gmail.com. Happy Holidays!

Finding the perfect imperfect Christmas tree with the Reynolds family

Mike Reynolds (blog/Twitter) is an Ottawa born-and-raised husband,  father to one and soon to be second. He’s obsessed with making sure his daughter says ‘daddy and mommy’ and not ‘mommy and daddy’ and with finding junk he thinks will one day be considered an antique. He also blogs about his admitted cluelessness when it comes to raising […]

Still hunting for the perfect tree? Check out Agritourist Lara Bender’s guide to tree farms in Ottawa

Fun fact: in 2010, Agritourist Lara Bender visited a number of Christmas tree farms in the Ottawa region, and wrote articles about each and every one of them.  We love to blog, but we also love to celebrate the great blogs in our area that already exist – and Lara’s is definitely one of them. […]

Introducing… Ottawa’s Locavore Artisan Food Fair!

Nicola Maule is an event planner who is always trying to bring a bit more excitement to Ottawa. In recent years I have been struggling with the overwhelming commercialization of Christmas. Everywhere I turn, I feel as though I am bombarded with ads for new technology gadgets and latest toys.  This year, my eight year […]

Missing Christmas? Check out this fundraiser …

The locally based theatre group Company of Fools is launching their 2011 season on Jan. 5 with the Shakespearean laugh-fest Twelfth Night, an annual tradition that also serves as  fundraiser. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on the NAC’s Fourth Stage and tickets are just $20 each.           The Twelfth Night was a comedy written […]

Merry Christmas from Local Tourist Ottawa!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! We hope you are all enjoying some quality time with your friends and family – and don’t forget to take a nice walk or drive through your favourite parts of the city to check out the lights! Happy egg nog, LTOttawa  

Alex explores the venerable Château Laurier

Alex Hosselet likes to keep it real and keep it classy. Alex recently visited the Château Laurier and was thoroughly impressed by the classiness of this Ottawa landmark. I hadn’t been to the Château Laurier (properly called “Fairmont Château Laurier”) since my high school prom, and for numerous reasons was not able to fully appreciate […]

Theatre-lover Peter James on The Gladstone

  Peter James is Twitter-obsessed sports fanatic, theatre-lover and journalist living in Ottawa. Ottawa is a great city to be a live theatre enthusiast. From the first-rate professional productions at the National Arts Centre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, to the outstanding community troupe at Ottawa Little Theatre to the formidable student group at […]

Holiday shopping in Ottawa – Part II (Westboro – Wellington)

Annie McEwen is the best. She is currently studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. We miss her! And we’re sure she misses us too. Last week, Annie shared a little holiday shopping nostalgia with us, writing up a great guide to shopping in Ottawa’s Glebe. This week? Westboro – Wellington. I’ve lumped these […]