It’s the weekend — and with the ongoing state of emergency here in Ottawa, we can bet what everyone needs is an opportunity to rest and recalibrate. Here are some suggestions for how you can go about doing so.
The new Interzip Rogers opened just last week. The line bills itself as the world’s first interprovincial zipline. You launch from a tower on Chaudière Island on the Ontario side and plant your feet on a platform on the Quebec side.
A collection of our favourite photos from the last week.
In this video, we get to follow on the tail of a virtual pilot who is flying around real-life Ottawa for a good 15 minutes.
Emily Rose Michaud is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the crossroads of community organization, ecology, and civic participation.
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.
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.
This plan is a continuation of decades of debate between those who see the Ottawa River as a place of serenity for local residents, and those who see it as an under-utilized asset in the middle of the nation’s capital.
Riverbed Reading Series features literature, music and performance. It is a gathering space at the intersection of these practices, driven by the belief that artistic spheres are intrinsically connected. Riverbed will operate on a quarterly basis, launching May 20, 2020.
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.
Imagine the historic rail bridge were to be restored and opened for cycling and pedestrians, public transportation – or both.
The National Capital Commission is seeking to make a 9km stretch along the Ottawa River into a vibrant and exciting destination, a place where people want to go and feel safe while being there. Have your say on the project now until February 11.
On Sunday morning, hundreds of people will be out to paddle, sail, row, motor and cruise the Ottawa River. A grassroots charity, Ottawa Riverkeeper, is hosting the parade which follows a route from downtown Ottawa to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
As Executive Director of Water Rangers, Kat Kavanagh and her team have made it their mission to inform people about the state of their local water, and provide tools to learn and share information through their app.
The plan itself spans 140 pages, so we’ve done you a favour in presenting you with the ‘Coles Notes’ highlights.