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August 9

Live like a local in Ottawa

Will likely relocate to Ottawa at the end of the year. Give me the low down. What are fun year round activities for a family of two adults two kids 3&7. Food, outdoor, indoor, and schools. How would you spend a low key weekend when you’re not a tourist? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg around Ottawa, ON at 10:00 AM - 5 answers has best

February 5, 2019

Skating the Rideau Canal this weekend (and what to do if I can't)

I have plans to be in Ottawa this weekend so that I can skate the length of the Rideau Canal. So I was very dismayed to see that the entire canal is closed today. What are the chances that I'll be ice skating this weekend? What should I do if I can't? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred around Ottawa, ON at 12:09 PM - 8 answers has best

June 27, 2017

Canada Day fireworks - viewing spots in Ottawa this weekend

Ottawa is going to be crazy busy this weekend. We are going to be in town, and want to see the fireworks Saturday night. Give me your suggestions for good, lesser know/somewhat less crowded vantage points - ideally those we can drive to. I know it's going to be nuts - missing the fireworks is not an option for our group. Hope me!
posted by walkinginsunshine around Ottawa, ON at 5:08 PM - 3 answers

May 11, 2017

Automaton-watching locations in Ottawa.

We're flying to Ottawa July 27-30 in order to see the performance of La Machine. The website is vague on details and I want to get an AirBnB that won't be too far from the action. Help? [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around Ottawa, ON at 7:36 AM - 3 answers

May 7, 2017

Fun things to do in Ottawa?

I'll be in Ottawa for work towards the end of June. I'll have a day or two on either side of the event I'm going to, and want to see some of the city. I've never been to Canada before. What would be interesting or fun to see? [more inside]
posted by Grinder around Ottawa, ON at 12:05 PM - 11 answers has best

February 24, 2016

Place to hang out in Ottawa for dinner and reading

I might or might not be needing a place to spend Saturday evening in Ottawa, for dinner and some time afterwards with a book. I'd like to not be rushed out, I don't care if it has booze, wifi is not necessary, and nearish Nepean would be best. I have a car.
posted by jeather around Ottawa, ON at 4:54 PM - 8 answers

June 23, 2015

Ottawa this weekend

Off to Ottawa this weekend to see the US play China! What else should we do there? [more inside]
posted by damayanti around Ottawa, ON at 5:20 AM - 7 answers has best

December 19, 2011

Things to do in Ottawa at Christmas time?

In Ottawa for three days over Christmas break, what to do, what to do? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC around Ottawa, ON at 4:07 PM - 6 answers

October 10, 2011

Place to stay in Ottawa

Looking for B&B or guesthouse near 27 York Street in Ottawa? We're going to be at said address for an event on a Friday night and want to make a little weekend of it. Unfortunately don't have the first clue about Ottawa...can someone with local knowledge help? Very much appreciated.
posted by supercoollady around Ottawa, ON at 7:33 AM - 1 answer

July 10, 2011

Looking for good, modest hotel in downtown Ottawa

Looking for recommendations for a modest hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario - preferrably with a kitchen or fridge & microwave. [more inside]
posted by jb around Ottawa, ON at 1:30 PM - 11 answers

October 5, 2010

I will go stir-crazy if I am stuck at home

Help me get away for the weekend! I'm in Ottawa and need to get out of town. Problem: it's Columbus Day/ Thanksgiving and everything is booked everywhere. [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy around Ottawa, ON at 10:18 AM - 3 answers

July 30, 2010

What to do around a War Museum visit in Ottawa?

Things to do in Ottawa/Gatineau for two guys in their late 20s? A visit to the War Museum is already in the cards. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday around Ottawa, ON at 7:57 PM - 11 answers

July 21, 2010

So I'm going to Ottawa, eh?

I'll be in Ottawa for a few days in September (attending RAID 2010). I've never been to Canada before (I'm a European), so I'm planning to stay a few days longer and enjoy the city and/or its surroundings. I'm looking for any recommendations of things to see and do. If anyone is up for a meetup, that would be great as well.
posted by cronholio around Ottawa, ON at 11:12 AM - 12 answers

February 16, 2010

Good pubs in Ottawa?

Can you recommend a pub near the Parliament buildings in Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea around Ottawa, ON at 10:29 AM - 14 answers

July 21, 2009

Movers: Ottawa-Montreal

Moving from Ottawa to Montreal - looking for a recommendation for a good mover (or movers I should not use). [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea around Ottawa, ON at 5:30 PM - 5 answers

June 17, 2009

Mounties - check. Beaver tails - check. Now what do we do?

CanadaDayinOttawaFilter: What are the Don't Miss activities and attractions in Ottawa on Canada Day? Bonus points for additional recommendations for things to do on the drive to and in and around Montreal on July 2nd & 3rd? [more inside]
posted by dismitree around Ottawa, ON at 9:11 PM - 10 answers has best

April 29, 2008

Get me out of the parks!

Ontario Crown Land: Help me find somewhere to go camping near Ottawa this weekend. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky around Ottawa, ON at 11:25 AM - 6 answers

September 12, 2007

How to make the most of a month in Ottawa?

I'm thinking about visiting Ottawa, Canada for a month in June 2008 to do this course at Carleton. Looking for advice on how to make the most of our visit, as well as practical tips on where to stay, how to get around and so on. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi around Ottawa, ON at 5:12 AM - 17 answers

October 3, 2006

I know Ottawa is around here somewhere...

Access in Ottawa - which sights should I see, where can I get free wifi? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom around Ottawa, ON at 7:07 PM - 30 answers has best

June 23, 2006

Can't get my kicks on route four one six.

I'm driving from Toronto to Ottawa on Canada Day weekend. I don't want to take the 401. Is this reasonably possible? [more inside]
posted by helvetica around Ottawa, ON at 11:33 AM - 6 answers