Archive of posts tagged "Ottawa"

Visiting the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 — 9:35am PDT
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We sat in the shade of the East Block on a warm August morning in Ottawa. The capital’s Carillon played America the Beautiful as a part of an “Unofficial Anthems” song selection, after Jamaica Farewell and before the AfricAcadian anthem, Oh, Freedom. The daily carillon program is just one of many aspects of visiting the […]

Ottawa for Foodies: ByWard Market and C’est Bon Cooking


Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 — 12:18pm PDT
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One of the best ways to get to know a destination is through its food. What is grown there, what is seasonal, what is lovingly prepared and savoured to the last bite. John and I took a little vacation to Ottawa in late August and through ByWard Market and C’est Bon Cooking, we had an […]

Where to Stay in Ottawa: Alt Hotel Ottawa


Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 — 8:48am PDT
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We landed close to midnight, checking into Ottawa’s Alt Hotel on Slater Street in the wee hours of our next day of travel. After our time at the front desk, we noticed the Altcetera Cafe was still open so we grabbed some snacks to take upstairs. The decor in the lobby was contemporary yet down […]

Ottawa and Gatineau for the Ford Fiesta Challenge


Monday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT
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This August, bloggers from across the country were invited to Ottawa to experience the new Ford Fiesta courtesy of Ford Canada. The group was a fun and diverse mix of writers, from lifestyle and food to parent blogging, that hailed from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. We were gathered together to drive Fiestas for a […]