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Ottawa Insider is a growing collection of articles about all things Ottawa–written by people who live and work here and by visitors. You’ll find lots about the big annual events, landmark sites and national attractions for which Canada’s Capital is best known. But you’ll also find interesting insights into the more eclectic and off-the-beaten-path things to see and do, local attractions, Ottawa neighbourhoods, shopping, dining and more!

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Getaway to Ottawa this Fall: An Itinerary
Getaway to Ottawa this Fall: An Itinerary
September 19
If you’ve never been to Ottawa in the fall, you’re in for a treat. With the crisp fall breeze and the warm sunshine, comes a rhapsody of beautiful fall colours. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and explore Canada’s capital city!But from hiking to biking, to shopping, culinary delights and more, how do you know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together an itinerary for the perfect…
Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this October
Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this October
September 19
If you’re coming to visit Ottawa during the month of October, you’ll definitely learn that Ottawa doesn’t mess around when it comes to Halloween festivities. Ready to be spooked? Here are a few of the events that will send shivers down your spine:Haunting SeasonSaunders Farm | Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, 2016 (select days)Days of fall-tastic family fun and nights of locally grown frights! Younger children will certainly enjoy the…
Ottawa Ambassadors – Konah Raynes
Ottawa Ambassadors – Konah Raynes
September 14
Originally from Liberia in West Africa, Raynes told Ottawa Tourism in an interview that he’s lived in Ottawa for about 11 years.In terms of the popular video, Raynes noted that his team at Audio Valley Recording Studio suggested getting the Ottawa community involved. “We went around asking a few people; the Ottawa paramedics, the Ottawa Police and a few others,” Raynes said. “They…
Nature Nocturne
Nature Nocturne
September 12
Looking for something fun and different to do on a night out in Ottawa? Consider attending Nature Nocturne; one of the city’s favourite monthly events!For one night each month, Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Nature comes alive from 8 p.m. to midnight, transforming itself into a bustling night club complete with a DJ and bar service. Dance the night away amongst the museum’s famous dinosaurs – this is a great photo…
Canada in a Day
Canada in a Day
September 8
Share your best Ottawa video on September 10 with CTV’s Canada in a Day!Attention videographers: CTV is asking for your help! Their “Canada in a Day” project asks residents and visitors alike to “grab your camera and film your life” on Saturday, Sept. 10! Participants can upload their footage from this Saturday onto the CTV website for Canada in a Day and from this, a curated video special will be…
Enjoy the fall glow of Pumpkinferno!
Enjoy the fall glow of Pumpkinferno!
September 1
When you think of Halloween, you probably think of ghosts, goblins, scary witches, zombies and haunted houses; but those are not always for the faint of heart.If you’re looking to take in some of the Halloween season magic without something sinister popping out at you and scaring you out of your wits, you’ll definitely love Pumpkinferno.Going into its fifth year, this popular outdoor harvest season event takes place from Sept.…