In previous geotours we’ve focused on specific 613 locations to visit for your geographic education and edification. This week though, we’re doing the exact opposite: telling you where not to go. This geotour is all about viewing the fall colours and we’re suggesting you NOT go to Gatineau Park.
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.
If you’re planning a visit to any of Ottawa’s museums or galleries, be sure to visit the museum’s website to book your tickets and learn about the new safety measures in place before you head out.
This week’s geotour will take you to a newly reopened NCC site – the Carbide Willson ruins in Gatineau Park. You’ll get a moderate hike, a scenic ruin with lots of Instagram cred, and a dose of local history that you may not be aware of.
Carleton University will deliver its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program entirely online this fall. So far, there are 15 lectures and six-week lecture series scheduled, with more to come.
Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is here for a while longer and this is our new normal.
Have you ever wondered why it was called Mer Bleue, since it’s neither a sea nor particularly blue?
Right-of-way road signs at the Canadian Museum of Nature might cause some visitors to do a double-take, since the creatures depicted were last seen between 72 million and 12,000 years ago. The pair of signs, one depicting a woolly mammoth and the other Chasmosaurus irvinensis, are a playful homage.
We’ve done a geotour to a beach in a forest… but this week we’re going a little more traditional with a beach on a river.
Due to the pandemic, Carleton University has had to radically alter how it delivers its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program. Apt613 spoke with Daphne Uras, the Life-Long Learning Program Coordinator in Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education, to find out about these changes.
Up until 1908, the Chaudière Falls had been a major tourist attraction that rivalled even Niagara Falls. Some people even preferred it to Niagara.
Before COVID-19, many thought being able to use a computer was just a “nice to have” for well-to-do, well-educated seniors. Now, people understand that everyone needs this asset, including all seniors.
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.
Stromatolites are only found in a few spots in Canada. We’re lucky to have some clearly visible ones in the region at the base of the Champlain bridge, on the Quebec side of the river. They are the most easily accessible ones in Canada.
How can you tell if a call for diverse board or staff members is just a branding exercise, and how can you protect yourself, your time, and your energy? Tiffanie Tri shares five steps BIPOC can take to reduce that risk.