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What’s happening in the Ottawa area
Check out some of the fun events and activities taking place in the Ottawa region this week, including the weekend!
Pine Grove Trail, Greenbelt
How to make your trip to Ottawa more environmentally-friendly
Ottawa is a green destination with many elements of sustainability.

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Byward Market, Ottawa Sign
Best places to get into the holiday spirit in the Ottawa area
Celebrate Christmas or enjoy the holiday season by exploring Ottawa’s quaint villages, decorated neighbourhoods and cool local shops this year.
Shop like a local in Ottawa
Locally-owned shops throughout Ottawa’s vibrant neighbourhoods are the perfect places to get much-needed retail therapy. They carry quality…

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National Gallery of Canada
Winter cultural activities: A family itinerary
Winter cultural activities for families to experience in the Ottawa region.
New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year, Ottawa Style!
With VIP events, live music, fancy meals, brewery tours and free, family-friendly fun, you’ll find the right way to celebrate December 31 this year in Canada’s capital!

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Holiday season events in Ottawa
Ottawa’s illuminated urban spaces, festive markets, special shows and culinary experiences will dazzle you during the magical holiday season.
Christmas
Top ten local stocking stuffers you can find in Ottawa
Bring holiday joy to everyone on your list while supporting local businesses with our top 10 Ottawa-themed holiday stocking stuffer ideas for 2020.

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Byward Market, Winter
Christmas movie filming locations to visit in the Ottawa area
Visit the many places in and around Canada’s capital where some of your favourite Christmas movies have been filmed.
Zak's Diner
Family-friendly restaurants and places to eat in Ottawa
Looking for a kid-friendly place to eat in Ottawa? See some of the restaurants, diners, pubs and self-serve options the whole family will love.

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Rideau Canal Skateway
Five winter-friendly must-see sights in Ottawa
Many of Ottawa’s attractions and experiences are best in the winter! Discover five of the must-see sights you shouldn’t miss when you visit Canada's capital.
Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market hotel
Great cocktails spots by Ottawa neighbourhood
Whether you’re on a date, meeting friends or flying solo, you can easily find the perfect place to have drinks in Canada’s capital.

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Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.
Fairouz Restaurant
Halal food options in Ottawa
Looking for halal restaurants in Canada’s capital? Check out some of the city’s delicious options ranging from burgers and shawarma to elevated mezze.

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Remembrance Day programming in Ottawa
Each year around November 11, you can reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers at commemorations and events hosted in Canada’s capital.
Lansdowne, Christmas
Couple’s Ottawa holiday activities: An itinerary
Top holiday and Christmas activities in Ottawa.

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Guys’ road trip: An Ottawa itinerary
What to do in Ottawa for a guys’ trip.

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