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Want to know what’s going on in Canada’s capital? This seasonal podcast has got you covered! On this podcast you will find information about what’s up with Ottawa, including past episodes to cover each season.  If you have a specific need, niche or story idea that isn’t covered here, please contact the Travel Media team.

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Story one: What’s Up with Ottawa?

Escape's NEW and exciting Winter products:

Story two: What else is good?

First guest: Kasia Majewski, Head of Marketing for the Canadian Museum of Nature

Kasia discusses, new exhibits and events happening at the museum in the coming months.

Story three: But wait, there’s more…

Introducing Tourism Board of Directors Chair - Stefanie Siska (Co-Owner C’est Bon Cooking School and Food Tours) and asking her to share her excitement about the upcoming events.

Celebrate Black History Month in Ottawa

All February long!

Canadian Culinary Championship

February 2 - 3, 2024

Celebrate Canadian culture and attend this respected culinary competition that will feature many talented Canadian chefs who will showcase their passion for food.


Experience the best the Canadian winter has to offer at the free Winterlude festival that takes place in the Ottawa region during the first three weekends of February each year! (Don’t miss Mādahòkì’ Farm’s Pibon Winterlude Edition this year too!)

Please note that one should check the NCC website before visiting the Rideau Canal to skate as conditions and operations change daily.

Winterlude Roller Disco at Lansdowne Park 

February 3, 2024

Attend the Winterlude Roller Disco at Lansdowne Park on February 3!

Winterlude Triathlon

February 3, 2024

Watch dedicated winter enthusiasts ice skate for 7-8 km, cross-country ski for 6 km, and run for 5 km.

Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration

February 3, 2024

Young and old alike can have fun while taking part in winter sports and activities outside on the grounds of the official residence and workplace of Canada’s Governor General. This free event includes a chance to visit the State rooms where the Governor General fulfills official duties, welcomes dignitaries, and honours Canadians.

Chamberfest Concert Series

  • February 13, 2024
  • February 27, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 2, 2024
  • May 10, 2024

Make sure to catch an incredible music show from this Concert Series this fall and winter. Featuring Canadian and international artists, this season’s Concert Series is sure to be one of Chamberfest™’s best series to date.

Sìgwan Festival

Spring 2024, dates to be announced, Mādahòkì Farm.

Celebrate authentic Indigenous activities through interactive workshops, delicious cuisine, and an Indigenous marketplace. Meet five of the rare Ojibwe Spirit horses then join an interpretative walk to learn about traditional Indigenous knowledge plants, wildlife, and more! Indigenous Experiences welcomes families, friends, and groups to this noteworthy spring festival.

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Vlad summarizes English content into French for our French speaking listeners.

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