After what has been a rainy week, we are fortunate to have dry skies this weekend and to be able to make the most of one of the final (dare we say it?) weekends of fall. We may not get to enjoy some of the liberties we had before returning to Stage 2 of city shutdowns amidst this global pandemic, but we folks are creative and there is still plenty going on in this fine city.
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.
After what was bound to be a difficult week, working from home in this heat, this weekend calls for more of the same. It’s another hot one here in the city and we’ve lots of great ways to keep cool in this week’s edition of the Weekend Roundup!
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
Some of us are over a month into this alternate normal of isolation, shaggy hair and bread making. As we settle into new routines, and are already dreaming of sunny patios and high fives there is no right or wrong way to be getting through this.
It’s a long weekend for many and there is plenty taking place all weekend long. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, exploring the city with family, or enjoying a special night with a loved one, here are some ways to make the most of this weekend.
Welcome to the weekend!
From skating to music to theatre, read on for ideas for your weekend.
The 30th annual Carleton Cup takes place Saturday January 26, 2019. Funds raised go towards Cystic Fibrosis.
If you are brave enough to face the frigid winds of this Ottawa winter, there are plenty of things to do out in the big wide world.
It’s the first weekend of 2019, so Happy New Year friends! I hope your holidays were fulfilling and peaceful, however you chose to spend them. For many of us, getting back into the Monday to Friday grind is a struggle, so have no fear – the weekend is already here! Whether you are taking on the fresh year with gusto and looking to jam pack your weekend with cool things, or just needing to get out of the house between naps and laundry, we’ve got you covered.
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.
The weather is cooperating, the ice carvers’ chain saws are buzzing and everything’s well underway for the 40th anniversary celebration of Winterlude.
Welcome to the weekend, folks!
This new section brings a total of 7 kiloemetres the length of ice surface now avilable to skaters and visitors.