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”

14 great waterfront parks in Ottawa to enjoy the city

One of the best things about Ottawa is the great vast green areas, natural and man-made, in Canada’s capital. Its public parks are beautifully designed and landscaped, inviting residents to enjoy every single minute during the warmer months. The most beautiful parks in the city are the ones that are somehow connected to water: rivers,Continue reading “14 great waterfront parks in Ottawa to enjoy the city”

Great spots to enjoy the Tulip Festival in Ottawa

For many, May is the best month of the year in Ottawa. Not only because it is the month when springtime really arrives, but also because Ottawa cheers up with the blossoming of its emblematic flowers: the tulips, which are the stars of the most renowned festival in Canada’s capital. If you’re new to Ottawa,Continue reading “Great spots to enjoy the Tulip Festival 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”

Rideau Canal Skateway: Ottawa’s pride

A long time ago, before I came to Ottawa for the first time, my Canadian husband would tell me how cool it was to skate to work on the Rideau Canal when he lived in the capital of Canada. But I really didn’t know what it was like until we moved to Ottawa in January,Continue reading “Rideau Canal Skateway: Ottawa’s pride”

Hintonburg: Ottawa’s hipster neighborhood

The first time I was in Hintonburg it was a rainy day. I really couldn’t see much but as I lived that time in the East end of Ottawa, I never had the excuse or the curiosity to come back. What a mistake. In the past month I have rediscovered Hintonburg. What I found isContinue reading “Hintonburg: Ottawa’s hipster neighborhood”

Major’s Hill: Ottawa’s loveliest park

During my first year living in Ottawa, I spent a lot of time home alone while my husband was at work and my kids at school. To avoid boredom, I sometimes ventured downtown alone by bus. I liked my walks downtown, but my Canadian husband always asked me what I found so interesting downtown ifContinue reading “Major’s Hill: Ottawa’s loveliest park”

The best months to visit and enjoy festivals in Ottawa

Ottawa in many ways has been left out of the map where tourists favor cities like Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City or Vancouver. Many people think that Canada’s capital isn’t interesting enough, and tourists often just spend no more than a day or a day and a half to visit Ottawa. It doesn’t help at allContinue reading “The best months to visit and enjoy festivals in Ottawa”

6 amazing provincial parks for swimming and camping near Ottawa

This summer is the first one that my family and I are spending completely in Ottawa, and it’s been amazing! Now I understand when a friend of mine told me that summers in Ottawa are awesome and that I was really missing the best part of the year each time I flew away during theContinue reading “6 amazing provincial parks for swimming and camping near Ottawa”