Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa’

Three great ways to live like a local in Ottawa

Posted on May 10th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Since the Canadian Tulip Festival is currently in full swing, it seems like the perfect time for a post about my adopted hometown of Ottawa. As Canada’s capital, Ottawa gets a lot of visitors. Most do the usual circuit: Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Rideau Canal, the Byward Market. And I’d be […]

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From Ottawa to Toronto by train

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’m always blathering on this site about the joys of train travel, but for some reason I’ve never thought to blog about the train trip I probably take half a dozen times a year: the 4.5- to five-hour trip by VIA Rail from my home in Ottawa to Toronto, where I grew up and my […]

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VIDEO: Ottawa through American eyes on Canada Day

Posted on July 3rd, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Sometimes, I get so busy visiting and writing about other places that I don’t properly appreciate the richness in my own backyard. So I very much enjoyed this video tribute to Ottawa on Canada Day from National Geographic Traveler‘s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans. It actually brought a tear to my stoic Canadian eye. And, since […]

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Ottawa photo contest captures neighbourhoods

Posted on November 23rd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Looking for an inside glimpse into some of Ottawa’s liveliest neighbourhoods? Check out the submissions to the Picture It Downtown photo contest, which focused (pardon the pun) on the Glebe, Wellington West and other cool neighbourhoods. I wish I’d found out about this contest while it was still running–I would have loved to have entered!

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Top five Ottawa secrets

Posted on January 11th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Ottawa is one of those tourist towns with a pretty standard circuit of sites. Visitors tend to come and check the iconic places–the ones that show up on stamps, money and calendars–off their list. Parliament Hill–seen it. Rideau Canal–done it. Big spider at the National Gallery of Canada–check. But as anyone who lives here knows, […]

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