As a long-time Ottawa resident, I was convinced I had this city figured out, and that there were no hidden gems left to find here or in the surrounding areas. Boy, was I wrong. Who knew you could sleep overnight in a museum train caboose or stroll through a beautiful outdoor sculpture park in a tranquil forest? Lucky for us, two local wanderlust experts are the perfect guides to help locals (re)discover our region.
In previous geotours we’ve focused on specific 613 locations to visit for your geographic education and edification. This week though, we’re doing the exact opposite: telling you where not to go. This geotour is all about viewing the fall colours and we’re suggesting you NOT go to Gatineau Park.
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!
You’re not travelling anywhere exotic this summer, so where should you be spending your 613 summer staycation? Apt613 has some ideas on places that will satisfy your day-tripping needs
Wakefield Doc Fest continues this weekend!
The 10th Wakefield Doc Fest runs over four weekends in February.
Summer is back with a vengeance this weekend, bringing sunny skies and hot hot heat along with it. It’s a great time to get out there and enjoy what this city has to offer, which, as you will see, is plenty.
The Olympics are over and we no longer have a reason to stay inside (besides that glorious AC) so grab some friends and enjoy what Ottawa has to offer this weekend!
Have you ever wondered who’s behind a rockers look? Turns out, it could be you. Front man and lead singer of The Strain, David Taggart, has put his infamous golden locks on the chopping block – for the right price that is. It’s all part of the Wakefield bands new Pledge campaign aimed at raising […]
Algebra is the directorial debut of Jith Paul, founder of Ottawa-based production company Treepot Media. The 11-minute film is a poetic short about a painter who is losing his sight and features local Ottawa talent in front of and behind the screen. Shot in Wakefield and downtown Ottawa in 2014, the film has just completed a festival tour with […]
Whenever I find myself planning a weekend trip to get out of town, the two usual suspects come in mind: Montreal with its great restaurants and music scene, and Toronto, with its sports teams, art galleries, and incredible city landscapes. Now, don’t get me wrong, Toronto and Montreal are both great options for a weekend […]
Need a winter getaway this weekend? Read on to find out how you can escape to Wakefield for a show and overnight stay! First, though, a bit of music closer to home. If you missed Josef Mieto a few weeks back, you can catch his folky sounds tonight at Maxwells, where he’ll be joined by […]
Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and […]
Moving here from Regina some years ago was a pretty easy transition. Like most government towns across the country, people seem to behave similarly. There’s a kind of courtesy you don’t find in other cities that felt like home when I arrived. Plus there was an added bonus: stuff actually happens here. A welcome change […]
In the bustling Bridgehead in Hintonburg, I got the opportunity to sit down with HiLoTron’s Mike Dubue to talk about the band’s upcoming show at The Blacksheep Inn on November 2nd and what he loves about our fair city. Having followed the HiLoTrons since 2002, I was pretty stoked to meet with Mike and hear […]