Tag Archives: Ottawa River

October 10

Days Out Ontario’s Ottawa fall faves (within an hour of downtown!)

What makes a better back drop to day tripping adventures than fresh, crisp air and the russet, orange, and yellow hills of autumn? With fall officially here, there is no better time to head out on the open road to explore restaurants, museums, and trails in Ottawa and area. Here are a few nearby gems […]

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 […]

April 24

Taking the scenic route: Exploring Ottawa’s prime picnic spots one trip at a time

Siu Hong Yu is a scientist working at the National Research Council. Outside the lab he tries to stay out of trouble with live music, food outings, photography, gallery visits, running, hiking, good reads and cinema. Forget about the federal budget. I needed some fresh air! With the doom and gloom of cuts and job restructuring […]

Giving thanks to a great city: What we love about Ottawa

Happy Thanksgiving, Ottawa! We hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend with food, friends and family. I think we can all agree that Ottawa is a great place to call home — and definitely a place for which to give thanks. We asked some of our Local Tourists this week what about Ottawa they were thankful […]

Learning to switch, dunk and ‘get down!’: Fiona goes white-water rafting on the River

Fiona Tapp is a British elementary school teacher, who has called Ottawa home for the past five years. As a native Londoner, she tries to explore and enjoy Ottawa as a tourist and, so far, is pretty impressed with this “tiny but brilliant” city! Looking for a little weekend adventure and encouraged by a half […]

Q&A with Ottawa photographer Andrew Carson

Andrew Carson is the artist and photographer that you hear making a bunch of noise in front of house on garbage night while he digs around in your trash only to toss your discarded televisions into his trunk. He is also the artist and photographer whose landlord wants to strangle him for filling his backyard […]

Ottawa’s Amazing Race: Q&A with Urban Quest’s Anthony Woods

Anthony Woods is a consultant and entrepreneur who has lived in Ottawa his whole life. In his spare time, Tony enjoys paintballing, musicals, and participating in City Chases. So, tell me about the history and premise of Urban Quest. The founders of UrbanQuest love reality TV shows like the Amazing Race that combine challenges and […]

Through a photographer’s eyes: looking at Ottawa from a different angle

Justin Van Leeuwen is an Ottawa-based event and portrait photographer who, in his spare time, takes pictures without people in them. Many of the images seen in his LTOttawa posts can be purchased as limited edition canvas prints through his website. Ottawa is a lovely city. If you live here, you might not be appreciating […]

Blowing up the Rideau River

Today’s Globe and Mail had an interesting article on a century-old practice in Ottawa that we here at LTOttawa hadn’t heard of before: Blowing up the Rideau River. The dynamite-laden task essentially serves as a way to protect surrounding buildings from water damage by breaking the ice into chunks that can be dumped into the […]

Q&A with award-winning photographer Paul Couvrette

Paul Couvrette is an Ottawa-born, award-winning photographer whose been practicing his craft for 35 years. Shooting everything from portraits of prime ministers to weddings to advertisements, his downtown Ottawa space, Couvrette Studio, is a hopping place. Named Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1994, Paul has shot more than 300 magazine covers, his work gracing the front […]