This week’s geotour starts and ends where the Rideau Canal enters the Ottawa River, just below the Chateau Laurier. The tour will feature a moderate walk or bike ride between two provinces and reveal the history of why the Rideau Canal ends where it does.
Up until 1908, the Chaudière Falls had been a major tourist attraction that rivalled even Niagara Falls. Some people even preferred it to Niagara.
Up until this week you’ve been able to drive right up to our geotour locations. This time, we’re adding some serious exercise and a healthy dose of adventure to our geotour choice.
There are similarities and differences between the effects of current COVID-19 crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic on both Ottawa and Canada.
An interview with Carmen Rush, local historian of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada—10.04.19 talk at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
Carmen Rush will present her talk about Charles Messier during the next meeting of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Friday October 4th at 7:30pm.
Courage and Passion at the Museum of Nature showcases trailblazing Canadian women in STEM—until 03.31.19
The exhibition details the lives and triumphs of such influential women as Margaret Newton, Catherine Parr Traill and Harriet Brooks.
With construction set to begin in 2019, forcing the building to close for at least 10 or as many as 20 years, the heart of Parliament Hill is turning Ottawans into tourists in their own town.
The Canadiana Project features a series of short web documentaries, each one focusing on a specific story from Canada’s past.
Ask any local about their favourite neighbourhood in Ottawa and there’s a very solid chance that Hintonburg will fall somewhere in their top three.
Your effort can help to preserve the integrity of this important heritage building. Complete the City’s online feedback form before the end of day on Friday, March 9.
One hundred twenty-eight Canadian flags can be found along the runway fence of the Rockcliffe Airport, each one representing 1,000 Canadian soldiers killed or missing since the Boer War.
Three new exhibitions opened on November 3 in the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada.
On Tuesday November 7, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is presenting a public lecture featuring Tim Cook of the Canadian War Museum and Dominique Boulais of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
John Cundell is the third generation in his family to run a horse stable in the Byward Market.
While this October’s Friday the 13th will no doubt be a time for early Halloween parties, dancing ghoulishly, and watching movies about men with chainsaws and too much free time, it will also be a great weekend to enjoy fall weather as Ottawa gears down from its perennially overwhelming festival season.