Tag Archives: Ottawa family events


Are the kids getting a little antsy? Take them to see the real thing at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants—an exhibition of 39 large-scale photos by award-winning photographer Mark W. Moffetjust opened at the popular downtown museum. This travelling exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading

Applefest is a fun family day for a great cause

How do you like “them” apples? A fun outing plus a delicious taste of the season plus a great cause equal the perfect family adventure! Mark Sunday, September 1, on your calendar and round up the family for a memorable day trip Continue reading

Cycle Under the Stars at Tour La Nuit

Ready to ride in a special, starlit Ottawa celebration? The whole family can enjoy Tour La Nuit, Ontario’s only closed-road night ride. It’s taking place Friday, September 25, from 5 to11 p.m. starting at Ottawa City Hall. Kids of all … Continue reading

Don’t Miss Early Years Expo

If you’ve got little ones or you’re planning to have little ones, don’t miss the Early Years Expo Saturday, May 4, at South Fallingbrook Community Centre in Orléans Continue reading

Excellent Adventures at the NAC

By Lynn Reese Lambert

If the National Arts Centre’s Family Adventures series is a good gauge by which to measure, the answer is a cymbal-pinging, timpani-rolling YES! Continue reading

Forest of Elves

by Lynn Rees Lambert

Sending letters to Santa Claus has never been quite like this: Children can hand-deliver their wish list to the CEO—that’s Chief Elf Officer—who guarantees it will go straight to the North Pole. Continue reading

Fun at the Ottawa Irish Festival

Are you Irish right to your very roots or Irish in your heart? No matter. It’s St. Patrick’s Month in Ottawa and a fine time, indeed, to celebrate and to introduce your family to Irish culture and traditions. (While green milkshakes and green beer are optional, a sense of humour certainly comes in handy.) Continue reading

Fun to come with the Harlem Globetrotters

For the first time ever, fans – yes you – get to call the shots when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town. How cool is that?

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Funcore or hardcore, 5K Foam Fest no obstacle to adventure

by Lynn Rees Lambert | A million and a half cubic feet of foam is a lot of white stuff. And all the better to zip through. At least that’s what thousands of Canadians—from fitness buffs to adventure-seeking families—have discovered when they’ve run headlong into a pit of foam and slid down a 55-foot inflatable slide. Continue reading

GCTC presents world premiere of Like Wolves

How about a night out and a great, live show? Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting the world premiere of Like Wolves by Ottawa playwright Rosa Laborde.  Onstage through June 23 at the Irving Greenberg Theatre, Like Wolves is a black comedy about life choices and family. Continue reading

Gluten Free Utopia

Do you or somebody in your family need to live a gluten-free lifestyle? Then you don’t want to miss Gluten Free Utopia. Slated for Saturday, April 5, at the National Library and Archives, 395 Wellington Street, it will showcase more than 50 regional vendors specializing in all things gluten-free. Continue reading


Looking for some fun on the town?  Check out these great options: Continue reading

Help Thy Neighbour

Christmas Exchange Program is a Local Tradition
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Kids Fest on Sparks Street

Fun times are in store for the whole family August 24 and 25 at Kids Fest on Sparks Street.  Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, this street festival celebrates children, their families and the community. 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

Musical Taste of Our Heritage

What a way to mark Family Day Weekend! Odyssey Showcase is presenting Canada Roars: A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage February 16 at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Continue reading

NatureTalks will get you talking about science

Want to expand your mind and feed your curiosity in 2014? Don’t miss NatureTalks.  Presented by The Canadian Museum of Nature, it’s an exciting new opportunity to explore science and its role in our lives. Continue reading

Skate Central, Canada? Oui, You’re Here

By Pam Dillon

Skate Central, Canada? Imagine one chance to make a dream come true. Picture just four and a half minutes to prove you’re Canada’s best figure skater in your discipline. From January 9 to 15, the country’s brightest stars will be leaving it all on the ice at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. The stakes? Extraordinary. The spotlight? Dazzling. Continue reading


By Alan Viau

TOTEM is the latest Cirque du Soleil traveling show to come to Ottawa. Cirque shows are always breathtaking and guaranteed to dazzle the whole family. 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

Weekend Fun: ArohaFest celebrates arts of India

Head to the Shenkman Arts Centre for ArohaFest Aug 12 and 13. This celebration of the arts of India features live performances, workshops and demonstrations. Continue reading