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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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Bytown Museum: Where Ottawa’s story is told
Bytown Museum: Where Ottawa’s story is told
July 21
As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is home to many national museums that house some of the country’s best art and most priceless artifacts, which all recount years upon years of important Canadian history. But with so many Canadian treasures on display, you might wonder where Ottawa’s own history lies? There is no better place to learn about how Ottawa came to be than at the Bytown Museum, which possesses a collection of…
A Savoury Night Out with Ottawa Tasting Tours
A Savoury Night Out with Ottawa Tasting Tours
July 12
If you’re looking for a fun, delectable night out in Ottawa with friends, family or even co-workers, look no further than Ottawa Tasting Tours.Coming up on its one-year anniversary, this local company opened last July to offer contemporary and fine dining culinary tours of Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market neighbourhood. On one of these tours, you’ll get to discover some of the best culinary gems downtown Ottawa has to offer.According to…
Prescott-Russell’s Growing Microbrewery Circuit is Energizing our Communities!
Prescott-Russell’s Growing Microbrewery Circuit is Energizing our Communities!
July 11
Have you heard? The county of Prescott-Russell has become a go-to destination for beer lovers, complementing its growing culinary and agro-tourism businesses wonderfully…what better way to beat the summer heat than a drive into the region for beer, cheese, wine, fruits and berries, and so much more! In about the time it takes to “down a pint”, Embrun, in the township of Russell, has instantly become a beer destination!  With two…
Ottawa Ambassadors – Zainab N-Muse
Ottawa Ambassadors – Zainab N-Muse
July 7
According to Zainab N-Muse, the initial idea for Wingd.ca was born from classroom boredom but also, from a lack of millennial and Ottawa-relevant content online. In an interview with Ottawa Tourism, N-Muse explained that herself and Wingd co-founder David Ebere were bored in class one day and were searching various things online to keep themselves occupied. She noted that they realized that there was lots of content available about celebrities…
Elements: New Outdoor Hotel & Nature Spa
Elements: New Outdoor Hotel & Nature Spa
July 5
Imagine sitting at a table in the woods. The summer breeze makes the trees sway gently, as you enjoy a delicious campfire-cooked meal by soft lantern light. In the background, a record player sings classics from Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash, and somewhere in the distance a lonely bullfrog croaks, welcoming the setting sun.If you’re looking for a unique, indulgent getaway in the Ottawa region this summer, Elements is it.…
Ultimate Dinosaurs offers giant one-of-a-kind dinos for all
Ultimate Dinosaurs offers giant one-of-a-kind dinos for all
July 4
Did you know that fossilized footprints and not bones are the earliest evidence of dinosaurs and their relatives? This is only one of the many amazing facts you’ll learn at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s new Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit this summer!According to the special exhibit, which is running until Sept. 5, 2016, paleontologists working in Poland discovered 250 million-year-old tracks made by a “dinosaurmorph;” a group of animals that is…