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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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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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The Canadian History Hall

The Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau is now open and definitely worth a visit!! The Canadian History Hall lets you explore over 15,000 years of Canadian history  and its people from the earliest know human habitation to today. The Hall is divided into 3 galleries that each focus on […]

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Ice Cream Festival

Ice Cream Festival

July 16th is National Ice Cream Day and to celebrate this delicious day, the Canada Agriculture and Food museum is hosting an Ice Cream Festival! The Ice Cream Festival will take place on Sunday July 16th from 9:30 to 4pm and there will be many activities for the whole family to enjoy! Ice Cream Making […]

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FREE Family Programming at the NAC

This summer the National Arts Centre is bringing great daily FREE performances for the whole family to enjoy. As part of the Canada Scene Festival, the National Arts Centre will offer free performances at 11am daily in the Atrium from July 3rd to July 23rd. The schedule showcases theatre, dance, and music for kids of all […]

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Nameable Gifts

Nameable Gifts

Are looking for unique gifts and only the most precious will do? Nameable Gifts has colorful and fun gifts that will make everyone smile!   When giving a gift, there’s nothing like one that says, “You are one of a kind!”.  Whether for birthdays, baby showers, any of life’s special occasions – or just for […]

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Free Summer Activities in the Ottawa Area

Free Summer Activities in the Ottawa Area

With summer vacation just around the corner, here is a list of free summer activities in the Ottawa area for the whole family to enjoy. Come out to the Parliament Hill to see the Change of the Guard every day from July 7th to August 25th, 2017. Every summer morning Parliament Hill is alive with music and […]

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Free Apple Camp Workshops

Free Apple Camp Workshops

Do you have a tech savy child? Then these Free Apple Camp Workshops are perfect for them. These workshops are offered in Apple Retail stores in the Ottawa area, therefore either Rideau Mall downtown or Bayshore Shopping Center in the West End. They are intended for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and […]

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