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”

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”

15 practical facts you need to know about Ottawa

When I moved to Ottawa in 2018 I knew very little about the city. I’d already been in Ottawa as a tourist in 2015 but real life 24/7 is a totally different thing. I remember getting lost driving my car many times, just because I didn’t know that my neighborhood was in the eastern partContinue reading “15 practical facts you need to know about Ottawa”