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Hot Wheels - Race to Win at the Children's Museum

Hot Wheels – Race to Win at the Children’s Museum

Hot Wheels – Race to Win is a great new exhibition presented at the Children’s Museum in Ottawa from September 9th 2017 to January 7th, 2018. This awesome exhibition is geared towards children 6 to 12 years old but is also great fun for children under 6 and adults who want to learn about cars’ […]

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Proulx Farm is hosting their 23rd annual Pumpkin Fest

23rd annual Pumpkin Fest at Proulx Farm

The 23rd annual Pumpkin Fest at Proulx Farm will be held from September 24th to October 31st 2017. Children of all ages will love seeing the farm transformed into a giant Halloween playground! Activities for the 23rd annual Pumpkin Fest at Proulx Farm include: Crystal, face-painting artist Picnic area (indoor and outdoor) Hay structures Snack bar […]

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Haunting Season at Saunders Farm

Haunting Season at Saunders Farm

From September 23rd to October 31st, it’s Haunting Season at Saunders Farm which has become a family tradition for tons of Ottawa families! Activities include: The Haunted Hayride which is mildly scary, but if the kids (or parents) are nervous you can take the pumpkin patch hayride. Pumpkin Hayride where you can pick the perfect pumpkin from the huge […]

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Raffi in Ottawa

Raffi in Ottawa

Raffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first and still best-selling album, Singable Songs for the Very Young and will be in Ottawa at the National Arts Center on October 1st 2017 at 2pm and 4:30pm. Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his […]

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N.U.T.S is a great activity for Ottawa families who wants to stay fit and have fun

N.U.T.S is an awesome new facility for families!!!

N.U.T.S is an awesome new facility for families who want to stay fit and learn something at the same time! It’s a unique facility in Ottawa where you and your family get to run an obstacle course that includes physical & knowledge obstacles. Your kids will have so much fun that they will be driving […]

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Saunders Farm Canada 150 Corn Maze

Saunders Farm Canada 150 Corn Maze

Saunders Farm, located in Munster, has one of the largest collections of hedge mazes in North America and this year, they are pleased to announce the opening of the Canada 150 Corn Maze. The Canada 150 corn maze is a giant 4 acre maze. The design includes a map of Canada, the 150th logo, as […]

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Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017 will be held from August 31st to September 4th 2017 at La Baie park in Gatineau. Come with your children to watch a spectacular hot air balloon lift off or simply enjoy any of the 300 shows and activities offered during the weekend. Family activities include: Five inflatable play […]

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Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature is an awesome new permanent gallery that will allow visitors to learn about the Arctic geography, ecosystems and sustainability, as well as the impacts of climate change. Discover real ice in this multimedia installation that uses video, sound and touch to introduce visitors to the […]

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The CP Canada 150 Train in Ottawa

The CP Canada 150 Train in Ottawa

To celebrate Canada’s 150th, CP will be hosting a family friendly event on Sunday August 20th from 3 to 6pm at VIA Rail Station in Ottawa. On August 20th, the Heritage Train will lead more than 10 restored Royal Canadian Pacific heritage cars including the Spirit of Tomorrow car signed by children across Canada. This […]

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Summer Family Retreat at Chateau Montebello

Summer Family Retreat at Chateau Montebello

Chateau Montebello is a family friendly resort located in Montebello, about 1 hour away from Ottawa. It’s an awesome summer family getaway and with all the great activities, you’ll have the feeling you’re staying in a resort down South! If you are looking for a perfect family getaway not too far from home, Chateau Montebello […]

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Registration for fall 2017 classes in Ottawa and Gatineau

Mark your calendars, registration for fall 2016 classes offered by the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau is happening soon! Ottawa Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 class registration: For all aquatic programs, registration will start Monday August 14th at 9 pm online and by touchtone phone and Tuesday August 15th in person during business hours. For all other programs, […]

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ZIBI - Cirque du Soleil

VOLTA – Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s new show VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. VOLTA is a story of transformation, it’s about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. This spectacular show integrates action sports such […]

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Kontinuum

Kontinuum

Kontinuum is an Ottawa 150 Signature Event that consists of a multimedia underground experience thanks to the magic of light, video and sound created by Moment Factory and projected in one of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. The journey begins in the Place de Ville Theatre at 300 Sparks Street and leads down to […]

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La Machine in Ottawa

La Machine in Ottawa

La Machine is an Ottawa 2017 event that will bring giant mythical mechanical creatures downtown Ottawa and in the Byward Market from July 27th to 30th! The event La Machine will bring a giant mechanical spider named Kumo and a dragon-horse named Long Ma will be storming streets downtown Ottawa all weekend. Right now they are […]

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Change of the Guard

Change of the Guard

A must-see performance that will entertain kids of all ages during the summer! It’s Canadian tradition at its most colourful! The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces bring stirring military drill and music to Parliament Hill. The change of the guard will be held daily from July 10th to August 25th at 10am. However, it […]

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Ottawa Busker Festival 2017

Ottawa Busker Festival 2017

With the celebrations of Canada 150, this years Busker Fest is set out to be an incredible edition with an amazing lineup of performers as well as face painting, balloon artists, music and more!!   The Ottawa International Buskerfest will be taking place on Sparks Street for the 26th year from August 3rd to 7th! World class performers […]

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Garden Party at Dow’s Lake

July 22nd will be Canada’s biggest garden party and it’s happening at Dow’s Lake with FREE events for the whole family!   Dow’s Lake Garden Party will be on Saturday July 22nd from 10 am to 10:30pm. Activities will include: escorted tours of the Commissioners park hosted by Tina Liu the NCC’s Landscape Architect at […]

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Amazing Giant Balloon parade in Montreal

Montreal will be hosting a giant balloon festival July 21st & 22nd at 9pm on St Denis Street. A breathtaking event for the whole family! Plasticiens Volants is a group of street performers from France that put on a breathtaking shows with giant illuminated flying inflatable creatures such as the Serpent, Zeppelin, Triton filling up […]

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