Category: Ottawa

Group of Seven in Stone Cellar Restaurant

Every summer we try to make a few local trips to explore our province and  one of the regions we love to visit is Lanark County, which offers perfect combination of small towns, cottages on the beach and wild life. And after spending couple days in the cottage (“The Dancing Bass” Lodge cottage) we went […]

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Puppets making workshop with Noreen Young

Puppets Making Workshop with Noreen Young Last summer we planned to visit the International Puppet Festival, which is held annually in Almonte, Ontario. Unfortunately this year’s Festival was cancelled due to shortage of funds –  however we found out that it is possible to have  a puppet making workshop, which was a very attractive idea. We […]

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Farmstead experience on Blue Hen Farm

After the four and a half hour drive from downtown Toronto we arrived at the Blue Hen Farm.  Right at the turn we saw an old cupboard filled with jars of homemade preserves and a sign “Honk for Service”…  And we saw the farmhouse in the opening between trees. Farmers Jeff and Leslie greeted us […]

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Needle Felting with Peg Learn

Needle Felting  with Peg Learn After spending the day in Almonte, we arrived at the Blue Hen farm for a felting workshop presented by Peg Learn ( Learn Creations). She greeted us with a big smile, hand holding a large red dragon made from felt pieces … Surprisingly felting is much easier than it may […]

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Yamaska National Park day trip

To have a complete travel experience in Montreal area we decided to visit the Yamaska National Park, well known as a wonderful family escape whether you are camping, just came to enjoy the beach, like to hike or bike. That morning weather outlook promised some rain and cloudy, so the beach option was not on […]

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Bombardier Museum of ingenuity an Valcourt

We arrived in Valcourt QC to see the place where the man known as the  pride of the town created his company that would be renowned by the  world. The visit begins with the simple garage where  Joseph Armand  Bombardier decides to overcome the challenges of driving in the deep  snow. By adapting the tractor […]

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150 YEARS OF JOIE DE VIVRE IN GATINEAU!

MOSAÏCANADA 150 / GATINEAU 2017 From June 30 to October 15, 2017, discover MOSAÏCANADA 150 / Gatineau 2017, a major international horticultural exhibition that combines various art forms with horticulture. The theme of the exhibit will reflect 150 years of history, values, arts and culture in Canada, represented by some 100 different arrangements. The free exhibit will be in the form […]

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What's Up in Ottawa -Spring 2017 News

GARDENS GALORE Not just tulips sprouting in Ottawa OTTAWA THE HEADQUARTERS OF CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY The year of celebration continues! STEP OUT AND ENJOY OTTAWA’S NIGHTLIFE Fun ways to continue the party EXPLORE THE RIDEAU CANAL THIS SPRING Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site QUICK BITES OF OTTAWA’S FOOD AND DRINK SCENE Tempt your […]

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‘Green light’ for St Patrick’s celebrations around the world!

16 March 2017:  Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick. The annual initiative, now in its eighth year, which sees a host of major landmarks around […]

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Family Nights at McReary Beach Resort

Road trip to Perth for 200th anniversary celebrations

Adventures during our Perth-Ottawa Road Trip. Summer 2016   We left Toronto early in morning and after about an hour on 401 as usually stopped over at Big Apple. The place is well known for cute cafeteria, large giftshop, children`s outdoor pet zoo, and clean washrooms. After arriving to Perth, we first stopped over at […]

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