Tag Archives: Rideau Canal

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!

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 […]

Ottawa is number one! Again!

Another reason to celebrate the city! Critics can keep Montreal’s food and arts scene, Toronto’s bustle, Calgary’s youthful population and Vancouver’s weather: Ottawa is still the best place to live in the country, according to a just-released survey by MoneySense magazine. AND Ottawa claimed the title of most “livable” city for the second year in […]

Here’s hoping for the luck of the Irish …

St. Patrick’s Day is once again upon us. And for a town with so many pubs, we all know Ottawa certainly can celebrate. Did you know that Canada is home to 4.5 million people with some sort of Irish ties? (More than 12 per cent of the population!) But even if Guinness, green beer or […]

Kelly-Anne Maddox takes her family to the National Gallery of Canada’s giftshop

  Kelly-Anne Maddox relocated to Ottawa from BC in 2010 and is busy being a mom to her one-year old daughter. When I moved to Ottawa last fall I left behind a ridiculously well paying job to become a stay at home mom. The shift from our former financial status to a single income household […]

From British Columbia to Ottawa: Kelly-Anne Maddox becomes a Local Tourist

Kelly-Anne Maddox relocated to Ottawa from British Columbia in 2010 and is busy being a mom to her one-year old daughter. I’m not the sort of person who adapts well to change. Major upheavals in my life have brought with them fear, trepidation, and a not-so-healthy dose of introspection. So when my husband announced to […]

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 […]

My frugal Valentine: last minute VDay advice from Frugal Fun Ottawa

Josée is an Ottawa engineer and mother of two who loves to find free and frugal activities and events happening in Ottawa. She puts her research to good use over at Frugal Fun Ottawa. It’s Valentine’s Day! If you’ve left the planning to the last minute, you may be wondering if it’s too late to wow your […]

Daddy blogger Thomas Lynn takes his family on a Winterlude adventure

Thomas Lynn is a proud father of three young sons, and can be found exploring the region looking for that next ‘special adventure’. Using his blog and twitter feed to share his stories, as well as topics that are affecting his boys, Thomas is currently building his ‘daddy blogger’ reputation. Like many parents, my wife and […]

It’s official …

… The Rideau Canal is open for the 2011 skating season! Well, at least some of it. Starting tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., a 2.4-kilometre stretch of the world’s biggest skating rink will be open between the Pretoria Bridge and the Bank Street Bridge. As always, check out the ice conditions on the National Capital […]