Those who know me well, know that I LOVE my adopted hometown of Ottawa. I sing it’s praises everywhere I go. I truly believe it’s one of the best places to live in Canada. It also happens to be a great place to visit, any time of the year. Summer is loaded with activities, as you’ll see in a minute. Fall is bursting with colour, winter has our world famous Rideau Canal and Winterlude. Spring sees us burst into colour again with tulips everywhere. There is no bad time of the year to visit us.
Last summer, I started to feel a little bad about always rushing out to another tourist locale and not giving Ottawa the love she deserved. Isn’t that always the way? We rush to other destinations and forget what wonder we have in our own back yard. So we grounded ourselves. It was the best summer ever. We enjoyed our backyard, and our glorious summer weather and never felt like we missed our vacation because we got out and did those “touristy” things. Perfect.
Today, I was on CTV Ottawa Morning Live sharing some of the great things we found to do.
You can find the posts I wrote about our Pirate adventure here, our perfect day in downtown Ottawa here and yet another great day trip here. Finally, our visits to Calypso and Saunders Farm. Phew! We were busy. I can’t wait to do all of it again and then some this summer.
If you’re planning to visit Ottawa, make sure you check out the fabulous Ottawa Tourism website to help plan your trip or feel free to leave me a question in the comments. Always happy to help a guest.
I love Ottawa too. While I grew up in Victoria, BC (another beautiful city to be a tourist in) I now consider Ottawa home. So much to do in this city. Thanks for sharing some great day trip ideas.
You’re welcome. Thank you for stopping by to read it!
nice show.we think you lost your calling! you could have your own show! Mom & Dad
Chris - Canadian Dad
A little late on this one but just so you know, I love my city too! Sometimes I actually feel bad that we don’t get out of the city more but then we discover something completely new to us. Like the South March Highlands, right in my backyard…. Great TV appearance, I love how welcoming they are to their guests, it really makes it easy to be relaxed when on camera!
Thanks Chris. I’m a little behind on my replies LOL. I do love Ottawa. I can’t imagine ever leaving it.