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 of great accounts worth following right here in Ottawa, but to get you started, take a look at these five picks
TASTE // @ottcityfoodies
What would Instagram be like without pictures of our plates? @ottcityfoodies posts some of best food photos in the capital. If you’re craving something delicious and not sure where to go, scroll through the @ottcityfoodies account and you’re mouth will be watering in seconds. And don’t forget the contests! @ottcityfoodies posts contest opportunities regularly with chances to win gift cards and event tickets.
TOURISM // @littlemissottawa
Maybe you’re new to Ottawa or maybe you just want to get to know the city a little better. If that’s the case, start following @littlemissottawa to add a little local colour and landscape photography to your feed. With a unique perspective on Ottawa, @littlemissottawa shows a bit of magic and mystery of the city in each post.
TRANSPORT + TRENDS // @xoveloxo
For a bit of fashion and fun, @xoveloxo is a must-add account. XO VELO is all about bicycles, art, culture and fashion. Even though this fashion-bike hybrid blog is Ottawa-based, @xoveloxo posts photos from all over, including Toronto and New York City. Take a minute to check this one out – it’s modern, colourful, cool and totally unique.
TAILS // @littleleothemorkie
If you’re a dedicated IG user, you’ve probably heard of (and fallen in love with) Doug The Pug, right? Well, if you like seeing that friendly face on your feed, you need to start following @littleleothemorkie, Ottawa’s own Insta-famous fluffy friend. This little guy attracts 146,000 followers already with his dress up pics and playful vids.
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING // @ottawaest
@ ottawaest is a curated Instagram account that highlights the different perspectives in the city. You can submit your own photos of Ottawa at ottawaest.ca/photos and then follow to see if your images get featured on the feed. It’s a great way to see some stunning Ottawa imagery. They also sell those neat Ottawa socks you might’ve noticed online.
Check out our list of Ottawa Street Photographers to follow and let us know your favourite #igersottawa below.
If you’re on the look out for more local users, try searching common hashtags and checking out the top posts. Not sure where to start? How about: #myottawa #igersottawa #ottawa #ottcity #ottawalife #ottarts #ottfood and of course #support613 #apt613 #apt613wknd