10 events you won’t want to miss this long weekend in Ottawa

It’s September, and summer is slipping away very fast! Are you feeling the change? But it’s not over yet, so let’s continue making weekend plans to make the most of these last days of summer! Have a look at these events! 1. Hot Air Balloon Festival. This event in Gatineau is hotly anticipated at theContinue reading “10 events you won’t want to miss this long weekend in Ottawa”

8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

It’s the middle of the week, but are you already looking forward to the weekend? This weekend we have three cultural festivals: from India, Palestine and Greece, one big fair, a fireworks show that continues, a market, a street festival at Byward Market, and a multicultural festival in Gatineau. Check this list out! 1. The GreatContinue reading “8 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa”

7 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

Two months ago, I started to post regularly on my Instagram account about the numerous events held in Ottawa in the summer. These weekly posts have been welcomed by my Instagram followers, so I decided to start doing the same thing on my website. If you are a newcomer in Ottawa or a long-time resident,Continue reading “7 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa”

Four impressive waterfalls you should visit in Ottawa this spring

Spring always brings great expectations after a long winter. Warmer temperatures, spring showers and melted snow create the perfect conditions for the revival of mother nature, and also for showing off the waterfalls. Did you know that in Ottawa there are four impressive and beautiful waterfalls right in the middle of the city? Yes, youContinue reading “Four impressive waterfalls you should visit in Ottawa this spring”

The 14 best things about living in Ottawa

Since moving to Ottawa in 2018 I have become quite fond of the city. I think Canada’s capital meets all the characteristics anyone would look for in finding the best city in Canada, that is, the ideal place to live. That’s my personal view of course. If you have kids, and you’re an active personContinue reading “The 14 best things about living in Ottawa”

An overview to the job market in Ottawa in pandemic times

Since I started writing this blog, one of the most frequent questions readers ask me is, how is the job market in Ottawa. It’s a key question if one is thinking of the possibility of moving to the capital. Ottawa attracts people for its beauty, the high quality of life, and its safe and healthyContinue reading “An overview to the job market in Ottawa in pandemic times”

Living in Ottawa: Pros and cons

Ottawa is no doubt a very beautiful city. It’s a mix of historic and majestic buildings in its downtown core, surrounded by luscious forests and crossed by three waterways. I’ve always thought that the urban designers did a great job in designing Canada’s capital. But as everything in life, nothing is perfect and no cityContinue reading “Living in Ottawa: Pros and cons”

Algonquin College: one of the best in Ontario and it’s in Ottawa

Once I moved to Ottawa I often heard the name Algonquin. Gradually I understood that people were referring to a college, and apparently a good one because I know of many people who have studied there. But it’s only more recently that I have found out that Algonquin College is one of the best inContinue reading “Algonquin College: one of the best in Ontario and it’s in Ottawa”

Tulip Festival: the most anticipated event in Ottawa

For the second year in a row, Ottawa won’t celebrate its renowned Tulip Festival like it did for 69 years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the tulips, which are now Ottawa’s trademark, will be there anyway, blossoming and filling with color the capital’s public parks in May. “The tulips are local,” is the sloganContinue reading “Tulip Festival: the most anticipated event in Ottawa”

5 great spots to go for a picnic in Ottawa

Very soon it will become the perfect time to go for a picnic in Ottawa. You know the scenario. There are trees that offer nice shade, and a green, fluffy lawn to sit on while you enjoy the warm weather and some snacks. Ottawa is a green city with vast natural areas and beautiful parks,Continue reading “5 great spots to go for a picnic in Ottawa”