Ontario Your Next Vacation Spot

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Ontario is the second-largest in area of Canada’s ten provinces and is found in east-central Canada. Its capital is Toronto. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is also located in Ontario. Ontario has a population of 12,449,502, representing approximately 37.9% of the total Canadian population. It’s excellent transportation links to the American heartland has contributed to […]


Hello From Ottawa Skating On The Rideau Canal Officially The World S Largest Skating Rink

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There is no denying it: Ottawa is known is one of the coldest capitals in the world (only as far as temperatures are concerned though). But does that mean you stay at home during the winter and mope? Absolutely not! Ottawa has turned a potential liability into a key asset and really shows us how […]


Hello From Ottawa My Packed Itinerary For My 2 Day Getaway To Canada S Capital

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For a while my friend Theresa and I had been planning to go back to Ottawa and experience “Winterlude”, Ottawa’s winter festival. About three years ago we went to Ottawa, only to be rained out . Our main activity had fallen through: skating on the Rideau Canal, and even the ice sculptures had melted. But […]


Hello From Ottawa Darcy Mcgee S On Sparks Street

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When travelling to a new place, you might as well combine history with a unique dining experience and good food. So literally steps away from our temporary home at the Lord Elgin Hotel, we found Darcy McGee’s, which refers to itself as “Ottawa’s Authentic Irish Pub”. Darcy McGee’s is located at the intersection of Sparks […]


Hello From Ottawa Ottawa S Byward Market And The Mardi Gras Experience At Fat Tuesdays

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After our arrival in Ottawa this afternoon and a very brief rest at our hotel, we went out in search of a satisfying dinner. The Lord Elgin Hotel is just about 15 minutes walk away from the Historic ByWard Market area, which is one of Ottawa’s main entertainment areas. Winterlude is a great time because […]


Hello From Ottawa A Brisk Morning Walk To Parliament Hill

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One of the interesting features of Ottawa is its architecture and Ottawa has many heritage sites. Parliament Hill with its historical neo-Gothic buildings was an area I wanted to discover in more detail. Friday night, just after we arrived in town I was able to snap a few pictures, just before the sun went down. […]


Hello From Ottawa The Canadian Tulip Festival Features The Flotilla

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For a period of almost three weeks, the Canadian Tulip Festival offers a wide range of special events and festivities, and the Flotilla on the Rideau Canal is certainly one of the highlights. This morning I made my way down to Dow’s Lake through the leafy historic neighbourhoods of Ottawa. I parked my car about […]


Hello From Ottawa Tulips On Majors Hill And A Nerve Wracking Television Interview

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My day today so far had been completely dedicated to exploring nature: first I visited the Fatal Attraction Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature to learn about the art of seduction in the animal world. Then I had a chance to explore nature in a real-life setting in Ottawa’s nature playground: Gatineau Park. At […]


Hello From Ottawa The Tulip Extravaganza At The Casino De Lac Leamy

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After my historic train travel experience on the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train I decided to explore the surrounding neighbourhood. The Casino du Lac Leamy, located in Gatineau on the other side of the Ottawa River, is less than five minutes away from the train station and is one of the official locations for Ottawa’s famous Tulip […]


Hello From Ottawa An Authentic Aboriginal Dining Experience At Sweetgrass Bistro

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As always, I like to focus on unconventional travel ideas and experiences, and food is part of this experience. So before I left for Ottawa I called up the ByWard Market Business Improvement Association to find out about any interesting dining establishments. Sure enough, they had a creative suggestion for me: an establishment named Sweetgrass […]