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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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Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
February 16
There is lots to do in Ottawa this long weekend, so get out and enjoy! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa from February 17-20, 2017. Don’t forget it’s the Family Day holiday in Ontario this coming Monday, February 20! Enjoy special Family Day activities at the Ottawa 67’s game at TD Place! A Kids Zone will be rocking with mini sticks, a ball pit, rock…
JUNO Week & the 2017 JUNO Awards
JUNO Week & the 2017 JUNO Awards
February 15
Beginning on March 27, 2017, Canada’s Capital will come alive with Canadian music. Throughout the week, enjoy various musical performances, workshops and other activities that showcase the diversity of Canada’s vibrant music scene including JUNO Cup, JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare. Bruce Cockburn will the host 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle at National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate and interactive concert benefiting MusiCounts,…
Stanley Cup Tribute – March 15-18, 2017
Stanley Cup Tribute – March 15-18, 2017
February 14
Ottawa is the place to be for all things related to the legendary Stanley Cup in 2017! From a special gala event to a concert, to a brand new monument, it seems that the city just can’t get enough of this timeless award. Did you know that 2017 is the 125th anniversary of the first year the trophy was donated by Lord Stanley of Preston to be awarded to Canada’s…
March Break Activities
March Break Activities
February 12
Bring the family to enjoy these March Break activities in and around Ottawa! Altitude Gym Spring Break Camp - Clip and climb your way to an awesome March Break! The Altitude camp is being offered for both the Quebec break (Feb. 27 to March 3) and the Ontario break (March 13 to 17). Camp Fortune Spring Break Ski Lessons - Learn how to ski from professionals during spring break with…
Maple Syrup Fun
Maple Syrup Fun
February 12
These maple syrup experiences celebrate this sweet Canadian treat. Often seen as a harbinger of spring, the maple syrup season usually starts in late February. Ideal temperatures of +5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) during the day and -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) during the night start the sap running through the trees. It takes 40 litres of sap to reduce down (by boiling) to one litre of maple syrup. It’s definitely worth…
Special Exhibits
Special Exhibits
 
Huicholes – A People Walking Towards the Light February 10 - March 19, 2017 Canadian Museum of History This exhibition showcases the art and lives of the Huicholes — or Wixaritari, as they call themselves — an Indigenous group from western Mexico, whose history dates back 15,000 years. Featuring 26 dazzling yarn paintings created using traditional techniques, the exhibition is rounded out by ceremonial objects, handmade textiles and photographs documenting…