Tag Archives: things to do Ottawa

Amazing Family Time at the Rideau Carleton Raceway

By Pam Dillon
Forget throwing a few wieners on the grill. This summer, the kids and I experienced the barbecue of all barbecues at the Rideau Carleton Raceway (RCR). Continue reading


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

DARE YOU! To spring into action

Take that leap. Reach out of your comfort zone and try something different. Tackle an unfamiliar activity, start a new hobby, head out to some local events and go ahead: do the happy dance. Since the days are getting longer and warmer, it’ll help melt the ice from your eyebrows. (Winter’s on the way out of Ottawa, eh?) 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

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

My Part of Town is Orléans

by Loukia Zigoum

When I got married and my husband and I were looking for a new house to buy, I never imagined we’d go east. However, we quickly fell in love with the neighborhood of Chapel Hill in Orleans, and now, ten years later, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Continue reading

Play Celebrates Black History Month

How’s this for an inspiring, educational community event? Students at Glashan Public School are presenting their annual black history play today and tomorrow, February 18 and 19.  Open to the public, the show honours African Canadians who have protected, developed and farmed this country. 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

We Day-Canada is April 9 at Canadian Tire Centre

Canadian Tire Centre is the place to be April 9. Youth by the busloads will be streaming into 1000 Palladium Drive for the second annual We Day-Canada event. Talk about a pep rally! Continue reading