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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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Foodies Meet Farmers: Ottawa's Bounty of Local Products
Foodies Meet Farmers: Ottawa's Bounty of Local Products
October 17
Tacos at an orchard? Yes! What’s the most authentic Ottawa dish to eat at an apple orchard? It might just be tacos! Confused? A trip to Osgoode’s Log Cabin Orchard will clear up any doubt you might have. The Log Cabin Orchard is located just 30 minutes south of central Ottawa in the community of Osgoode, where farming has a long and proud tradition. But embracing tradition shouldn’t be confused…
Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this fall
Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this fall
October 17
If you’re coming to visit Ottawa this fall, 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 Season and Fright Fest Saunders Farm | Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, 2017 (select days) The 26th Haunting Season at Saunders Farm promises daytime and nighttime fun! There are over 35…
Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
October 17
Get out and enjoy fall in Ottawa! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa from October 20-22, 2017. Cheer on the Ottawa Senators as they play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, October 19 and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, October 21, both at the Canadian Tire Centre! A haunting experience awaits at Watson’s Mill as the historic mill is turned into a haunted house…
2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ Outdoor Hockey Game
2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ Outdoor Hockey Game
October 16
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens will play in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ at TD Place at Lansdowne. The outdoor game will honour several major milestones in 2017 including Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the 25th anniversary of the modern Ottawa Senators NHL team. The 2017 Scotiabank…
Great Ottawa Restaurants
Great Ottawa Restaurants
October 16
Ottawa’s vibrant culinary community has deep roots: there are over 1300 farms located within the city limits and the resulting local products are used by many Ottawa chefs. The result? Fresh, inventive and flavourful creations that will have you drooling. Here is just a sample of the great restaurants in Canada’s Capital, in no particular order. French flair: Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu Did you know that the famed…
“Free or Nearly Free” Ottawa in Winter
“Free or Nearly Free” Ottawa in Winter
 
As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is known as a cosmopolitan city. From some of the most important national museums to high-end shopping on Sussex Drive, priceless items, premier attractions and luxury are always within reach. But visiting Ottawa doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. As the temperature drops during the colder Canadian months, the city becomes home to a sparkling winter wonderland where affordable outdoor and indoor activities abound!…