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Over 350,000 people visited Rideau Hall in 2016. Rarely closed, it is a year-round destination -- but this time of the year is the most popular time to visit.
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This event will bring giant mechanical creatures, thousands of visitors and five days of intermittent traffic impacts – including one for setup on Wednesday, July 26 – to Ottawa’s downtown.
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Canada’s Biggest Garden Party – It’s here and it’s fantastic!...
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Join Ottawa’s movers and shakers on July 27th as Emond Hardnen and...
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“Nobody else has been crazy enough to have this kind of ambitious project,” said Guy Laflamme, executive director of Ottawa 2017. “We basically transformed the future Lyon station into a spectacular, futuristic, sound and light production.”
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The family friendly Festival offers FREE Admission (you pay for what you eat) and there’s lots of street, lot and indoor parking within two blocks of Festival Plaza including free and special parking rates on the weekend.
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Ottawa Restaurants

Taste Canada, marking 20 years of celebrating and championing Canadian cookbooks and culinary writers, has seen fit to shortlist Ottawa Cooks for a Taste Canada Award in the category of Regional/Cultural Cookbooks (English Language). I’m delighted for the entire Ottawa Cooks team of chefs and restaurants who contributed so magnificently to its pages: to Wilf & Ada’s, The Whalesbone, The Wellington Gastropub, The Village House, Union Local 613, town, Thyme & Again, Suzy Q Doughnuts, Supply & Demand, Soif, Social, The Soca, Sidedoor, The Piggy Market, Ottawa Streat Gourmet, North & Navy, NeXT, Nat’s Bread Company, MeNa, Mariposa Farm, Fraser Cafe,...
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Have you ever made dumplings? They are a pain in the neck. Good ones, anyway, require patience and dexterity – all that stuffing, dampening, folding, crimping, steaming, frying. Especially the crimping bit so the guts don’t fall out. I’m bad at it. Which is why I tend to let others make them for me. Lately, I’ve been letting the women at Dumpling Park do the work, and I recommend you do likewise. Their dumplings are delicious and the ‘park’ they’ve created is darling. Bring cash, that’s all they take; bring a lawn chair (the bit of seating the ‘park’ provides fills...
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“The best thing going in Ottawa – maybe the only thing going in Ottawa – is the Black Cat Café. Make sure you get there your first week. It will make the unbearable seem less so.” The “unbearable” referred to was my impending move to Ottawa. The year was 1990 and the speaker was a friend who had lived in Ottawa, in her words, “six hellish months” before scurrying back home to Toronto. She was packing me a survival kit filled with her wisdoms and warnings about a city for which she held little regard. I never did get to the Black...
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