Lists of ‘best things’ in Ottawa, like ‘best skiing’, best restaurants, best bars, best dance parties, best bands, best hood, etc.
Readers asked Apt613 to follow a popular “Best of: Ice Cream” post with the scoop on gelaterias.
Bánh mì, samosas, and BBQ buns, oh my!
Post by Alanna Smith. Ottawa is bustling with picturesque picnic spots! From historical picnics next to museums and The Hill to stretches of blue canal and blossoming flowers. These seven picnic spots are a must try this summer! Whether you’re on a romantic date or gathering with a bunch of your best friends, we have […]
I tried my very first cold brew coffee one scorching hot day in New York a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Unfortunately, when I came back to Ottawa, it was hard, if not impossible, to find. But not anymore! Ottawa’s coffee scene has been heating up, and cold brew is gaining […]
There are few things better than ice cream on a hot summer day. Ask anyone in Ottawa where to grab the best cone and the answer will be as varied as the choices available. Not to mention the ice cream vs. gelato debate! In order to find the best ice cream in Ottawa, it’s helpful […]
Post by Monique Ménard‐Kilrane. I moved to Vanier about 3 years ago. For a community that’s only 2 kilometers away from the Rideau Centre, I was surprised at how little I knew about it. But walking around, trying local businesses and taking advantage of the cycling paths and parks have been great ways to fall […]
From smiling puppies to sauce-smothered sandwiches, Instagram is a diverse hub for creativity, cuteness and photos of our coffee cups. With more than 300 million users and nearly 60 million photos shared daily on the app, it can be a challenge to find those stand out accounts worth adding to your feed. There are tons […]
Street photography is a genre in transition. It can be traced back to Eugene Atget, recognized as the father of the genre, in mid-19th century Paris. Used as a way to capture design, his subjects were mainly buildings, streetscapes and gardens. Street photography would later undergo another change as the main subject became people. Traditionally […]
We’ve just got more snow than we ever thought could fall from the sky in only one day, and, although a lot has melt away nearly as quick as it came, it truly is a winter wonderland out there. The best way to enjoy the season is to go outside and experience the beauty in […]
Foolish is the fool who says there ain’t much to a sandwich. Simple, sure: two slabs of bread and stuff in between. Yet we all know there’s so much specialness in that deceptive simplicity. It’s the finer touches: the baking of grains, the stacking and chopping, the layering and saucing, the crunch, the chew, the, […]
So you’ve got yourself a date. Whether the Tinder gods found you a match or you’ve managed to manoeuvre your way though the Ottawa dating scene, kudos to you, it’s tough world out there! Now it’s time to decide where to go. First dates are stressful, and where you decide to go for this new […]
Drunk munchies. Often the only factor which can motivate me to go out. How good it feels to end the night with some deliciously disgusting meal that soaks up all the alcohol still swishing around in your body. Ottawa has a plethora of places to satisfy your late night desires, but where do you get […]
Last fall, Apt613 contributor Sanita Fejzic put together two posts rounding up the best of our city’s outdoor art. She looked at Centretown and the Market and Hull areas. Back then she said, “Outdoor art can easily be dismissed as static. And yet, there is a discourse between the work, the artist and the viewer […]
Earlier this summer, we brought you the Best of Ottawa Dance Parties. You guys spoke up about the parties we missed and we listened. There most certainly are other great dance parties in the city besides the six we listed, and now as we dance closer to the end of summer we want everyone to be […]
Ottawa is home to a bunch of great DJs who host creative and eclectic events that are worth checking out. Nearly every weekend there are awesome dance parties held in pubs, clubs, restaurants, and one what-used-to-be jail throughout the city. There’s more to Ottawa than the Byward Market – especially when it comes to dancing. […]