Over 10,000 people crowded Parliament Hill to Marie-Mai, Cœur de Pirate, Shawnee, K’naan, Alan Doyle, The Strumbellas, Crystal Shawanda, Brett Kissel, William Prince and *gasps* Ryan Reynolds.
Canada Day on the Hill is fun, but you need a break. Drop into the Museum for family activities, trivia, crafts, photobooth and giveaways. There’s plenty to keep the kids busy and you can learn a thing or two taking our trivia challenge. Dry, cool and FREE! Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. See our […]
Join us at the Heart and Crown – Byward for a family friendly kickoff to Canada Day. DJ Grusm will be spinning atop “Hank”, Red Bull’s fully loaded car, complete with a bangin’ sound system. Informal hangs in the parking lot (78 Murray street) with pals.
Come celebrate Canada Day weekend with us for a day filled with the best African and Caribbean food, cheap drinks and lots of dancing and celebrating. Time: 2PM to 7PM Where: The Hudson (1/2 Rideau Street #158) When: Sunday June 30th You can expect: Fantastic food from Ottawa’s best vendors Great music Live entertainment Good […]
The Unisong Choral Festival brings choirs from across Canada together to showcase Canadian unity! Join a selection of this year’s festival choirs for a free one-hour performance of their favorites songs. The concert includes performances from the Cantares Latin Choir (Alberta), Georgian Bay Children’s Choir (Ontario) and Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs. The concert will […]
BoylesqueTO, Canada’s premiere all-male burlesque troupe, will perform its signature show Oh Manada! in Ottawa at Maverick’s on Friday, June 28th! In this cheeky (pun intended) cabaret revue that has been thrilling North American audiences since 2010, the boys of BoylesqueTO will strip down all of your favorite Canadian icons and slather them with maple […]
Canada’s true testament to our performing arts, the National Arts Centre, opened its doors on Canada Day to reveal the completion of Phase I of its $114.9 million Architectural Rejuvenation Project. It is the first large-scaled renovation done of its kind on the building since its original construction in 1969.
Canada Day marks the culmination of nearly 5 years of work at the Canadian Museum of History when the new Canadian History Hall, the museum’s marquee exhibition, opens to the public for the first time.
For those looking for a break from the Canada Day madness downtown, why not enjoy a relaxing weekend at Petrie Island as celebrations return after a two year break?
Alright Ottawa, time to get ready for Canada Day! This year is going to be bigger and better than ever before as we celebrate 150 years since confederation. With so much going on, we decided to share some of our picks for your best bets this long weekend! So don your red and white and go celebrate!
Apt613 sat down with Blue Moon Marquee ahead of their free performance July 1 at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
The list of signature events is impressive. Having perused the line-up, here is an early roundup of Ottawa 2017’s standout events. Expect more programming to be announced in the coming months.
In honour of the Canada Day long weekend, a simple preparation. Cheesecake Strawberries 1 pint local strawberries ½ cup spreadable cream cheese 1/3 cup icing sugar (to taste) 2 Tbsp orange liqueur or orange flower water or 2 drops orange extract Rinse berries. Slice off the hull, allowing the strawberries to sit upright. Cut a […]
Oh Canada! Celebrating Canada Day in our nation’s capital is always an epic experience and the events taking place on Parliament Hill are only some of the many activities happening around town this weekend. This year, catch Metric, Cœur de Pirate, Coleman Hell and Shawn Hook (to name just a few) in performances on Parliament […]
The date is July 1st, 2015. 148 years have passed since Sir John A. MacDonald and his pals completed all the necessary paperwork for Canada to become an independent nation. In honour of this momentous occasion, “Dominion Day” was celebrated every year until 1982, when PM Ben Mulroney Sr. changed the name to “Canada Day”. Dominion […]