Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa in the News – 2015

Published: December 4, 2015
Freelance travel writer James Ross conquered some of Ottawa’s most iconic cold weather activities and wrote this piece for the Delta Optimist entitled ‘Some winter fun in the nation’s capital.’
http://www.delta-optimist.com/some-winter-fun-in-the-nation-s-capital-1.2125887


Published: November 25, 2015
Writer Michael Kaminer visited Ottawa last April and wrote an article for Condé Nast Traveler. He included Ottawa in his piece, ’16 Reasons to Visit Canada in the Middle of Winter.’
http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-11-25/16-reasons-to-visit-canada-in-the-middle-of-winter


Published: November 17, 2015
Writer Grace Lech, an Australian blogger and travel agent, visited Ottawa in early October and wrote a blog post about all the things there are to see and do in the city.
http://www.travelgracefully.com.au/2015/11/ottawa-ontario-canadas-capital/


Published: July 2015
Writer Jessica Zoiti for Australian travel magazine website traveltalkmag.com featured Ottawa’s Canada Day activities in a ‘Canada Day kicks off’ piece.
http://www.traveltalkmag.com.au/destinations/canada/articles/canada-day-kicks-off


Published: May 17, 2015
Journalist Michael Kaminer visited Ottawa in April and wrote a great article for the New York Daily News, in which he said Ottawa was “manageably large and sophisticated.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/ottawa-capital-idea-trip-canada-article-1.2215901


Published: May 2, 2015
Writer Christopher Muther for the Boston Globe visited Ottawa in early April and published this piece on Ottawa’s hidden charms including the Wellington West neighbourhood, House of Targ and the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/02/seeking-out-ottawa-hidden-charms/2H3N3IwgxzGJsHc2jxWqBJ/story.html


Published: April 29, 2015
Writer Peter Johansen produced this piece on 6 Things You Might Not Know About Ottawa. It’s full of interesting facts!
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2015/04/29/ottawa-a-city-with-more-to-see-than-parliament-hill/


Published: April 27, 2015
Journalist Michael Schuman visited the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum last August. He later produced this piece that compares Ottawa’s Diefenbunker and the John F. Kennedy bunker in Florida. This piece appeared in several American newspapers.
http://newsok.com/cold-war-era-bunkers-give-visitors-a-glimpse-back-in-time/article/5414243


Published: April 17, 2015
Dave Bidini visited Ottawa this spring and put an interesting spin on his visit for a column that appeared in the National Post.
http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/dave-bidini-two-newfoundlanders-talk-about-a-trip-to-ottawa


Published: Mid-March 2015
Ottawa Tourism’s Communications and Media relations team provided information to writer Natalie Taylor for a book sponsored by National Geographic. In this new book that looks at international travel experiences you can enjoy in North America, Ottawa is featured on pages 256 and 257. The book is called Abroad at Home.
http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/11/new-ng-book-abroad-at-home-the-600-best-international-travel-experiences-in-north-america


Published: February 9, 2015
Toronto-based Family Travel expert Heather Greenwood-Davis gave some tips to the National Geographic Traveler website about visiting Ottawa in the winter.
http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/09/kid-tested-ottawa


Published: Early February 2015
New York-based journalist Hillary Latos visited Ottawa during Winterlude and wrote an article for BlackBook.com.
http://www.bbook.com/skating-sliding-indulging-canadas-stunning-winterlude-festival


Published: February 5, 2015
Journalist Cynthia Drescher from Jaunted.com visited Ottawa in February and wrote an article about amazing things to eat in Canada’s Capital.


Published: February 3, 2015
Journalist Cynthia Drescher from Jaunted.com visited Ottawa for Winterlude and wrote a story on the festival, as well as one on the Library of Parliament.


Published: January 16, 2015
Newspaper the New York Times published a short piece on the ByWard Market that highlighted some of the area’s new and cool shops as well as restaurants.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/travel/a-sleepy-ottawa-neighborhood-wakes-up.html


Published: January 15, 2015
Executive Editor of Canadian Living Magazine Doug O’Neill wrote a piece on the Rideau Canal Skateway entitled Six things you didn’t know about skating the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.
http://www.canadianliving.com/blogs/life/2015/01/15/six-things-didnt-know-skating-rideau-canal-ottawa


Published: Early January 2015
Ottawa Tourism’s Director of Communications Jantine Van Kregten appeared on television show CTV Morning Live to talk about great winter activities in Ottawa.
http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=532037


Published: Early January 2015
Travel photographer and writer Gary Crallé took wonderful photos and wrote a short article on Nordik Spa-Nature –An Outaouais Retreat.
http://www.garycralle.com/#!nordik-spa-nature-naturally/ci0l


Published: January 9, 2015
Blogger Christina from blog Intimate Weddings visited Ottawa in October 2014. The visit led to an article on 5 Reasons to Love Winter in Ottawa.
http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/5-reasons-love-winter-ottawa


Published: January 5, 2015
Toronto-based blogger Caleigh Alleyne wrote a post for blog The Booklet about A Winter Weekend in Ottawa.


Published: January 3, 2015
Journalist Benoit Legault visited Ottawa in November and wrote about Ottawa’s thriving culinary scene for publication Le Devoir.
http://www.ledevoir.com/art-de-vivre/restaurants/427865/ottawa-surprises-gastronomiques-et-plaisir-capital