Tag Archives: family activities

Fiddler on the Roof onstage at Centrepointe

Story and Photo by Alan Viau

Suzart Productions (suzart.ca) is capping off its 10th anniversary with the musical Fiddler on the Roof. An additional show has been added May 23. Tickets have sold so quickly for the four shows May 24 to 26 that another performance was needed to meet the demand. Continue reading

Butterfly Garden

You can build it and these special visitors will come. (It's easy. Honest!) 

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Five Fun Indoor Activities to Stave Off Winter Boredom

As we move into mid-February, and closer to March Break, parents may start running out of ideas for things that they can do with their children. These five fun indoor activities you can do with your kids should help banish those winter blahs. Continue reading

Fun with…Kids in the Capital

Ottawa and its surrounding area has a wealth of family-friendly things to do, but how do you know if they are appropriate for your children? Find out at Kids in the Capital (www.kidsinthecapital.ca)

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GO Ottawa! Make Waves

Tired of this blah weather? Longing for some summer fun?
Splash around at the Kanata Leisure Centre & Wave Pool
70 Aird Place 613 591-9283
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GO Ottawa! Valleyview Little Animal Farm

Valleyview Little Animal Farm
4750 Fallowfield Road, 613-591-1126


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Make the Most of Family Fun Month

Did you know August is Family Fun Month? It’s a great reason to make the most of the last weeks of summer vacation. Here are some fun activities to try. Continue reading

March Break and spring fun in the city

The countdown is on for March Break. In just days, students will be off school for a week. YIKES! What are you going to do? Just because they get a break, it doesn’t mean you do. Continue reading

Nepean Creative Arts Centre Thriving at 25

If walls could talk, there would be numerous colourful tales about the goings-on at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC) over the past quarter of a century. There would be stories of sharply dressed folks nibbling on canapés at artists’ … Continue reading

October is just around the corner

Love to skate? Want to learn how? Ice skating is a great workout, providing low impact cardio that’s easy on the joints and the City of Ottawa has some great programs to help you and the kids learn how. Continue reading

Parc Omega: “Super Cool”

By Stephen Johnson

My son, David, loves animals.   He dreams of visiting the Amazon Rain Forest or the Great Barrier Reef.   Unfortunately, our pocketbook does not extend as far as his imagination so we visit places closer to home to see animals.  One spot that I thought would be a hit with David was Parc Omega. Continue reading

Rain Rain Go Away!

Easily keep the “I'm bored” complaints to a minimum

Five great rainy day activities

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Shades of the Evening 2012 – Murder in Navan

A suspect, a murder, a manhunt! See it all by lamplight at the Cumberland Museum’s production of Murder in Naven.

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Slick and spectacular, Edward Burtynsky: Oil is a must-see

By Pam Dillon

Wow. The Edward Burtynsky: Oil exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature is amazing. And mind-boggling. Continue reading

Sopping Fun at Mont Cascades Waterpark

  by Stephen Johnson   Hot, humid summer weather was the perfect excuse for our family to visit Mont Cascades Waterpark. Since the park’s website notes that it’s possible to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks on-site, we packed up fruits, … Continue reading

Take a Hike, Eh?

Looking for something fun to do during these last days of summer? Take a hike and explore the beloved green spaces in Ottawa’s Mississippi Valley watershed.

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Tent Time

It’s Officially Camping Season. Let the Fun Begin!
Doris Ohlmann suggests activities to enjoy during your family camping trip… Continue reading

Upper Canada Village

When Ally and Bobby Montminy first arrived at Upper Canada Village during their 2011 summer break, they knew it was going to be an unforgettable week. Continue reading