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’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 […]
Jordan Duff is a regular contributor over at BrewBrahs, where they talk about everything beer. You can find them on Twitter. You can also find them at this Dominion Day party! It’s that time of year again, Ottawa, when we celebrate our true patriot love and Canadian independence with beer, friends and fireworks. If you’re looking for something fresh […]
For today’s weekly news quiz, we skip the news and for some patriotic trivia. Test your knowledge of our nation’s capital with this special nine question edition of our Weekly News Quiz. Many of the questions for today’s quiz came from Ottawa: The Unknown City by Rob Mcleannan. How to score 9 correct: The spirit […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKYDEj3sko[/youtube] Before we get into Monday’s activities, you’ll have to wade through the busy weekend. It’s well worth braving the rain and getting a little wet! The Fringe Festival continues – if you haven’t caught any of the plays as yet, don’t worry. We’ve reviewed them all for you, so pick your favourite […]
Canada Day in the capital typically means an explosion of people all over Parliament and Major’s Hill—a daunting crowd for the most enthusiastic of party-goers, and almost unbearable for those uncomfortable with the idea of an entire city packed into such a small area. Still, there’s no need to miss out on the celebrations just […]