Category Archives: Attractions

Summer is HERE: Ottawa Events Round-Up!

OK, so maybe summer isn’t here for another four days, but we’re close! It certainly feels like summer. And with only four days of school left (for the French Catholic board), my husband certainly knows that summer is coming ;) As a SAHD, he will be the one in charge of summer fun!

With summer comes many great events in and around Ottawa. I’ve heard of SO many things going on this weekend that I just had to get it all written down and clear in my mind :) I think we’ll only be able to pick one or two events to attend, but I’d love to hear about what you’re doing!

Teddy Bear’ s Picnic

Lemonade Standemonium

Ottawa Dragonboat Festival

Carivibe Festival

Ottawa Fringe Festival

Beechwood Solistic Stroll

Boomerang Kids Charity Strollerthon

Glowfair Ottawa

and of course, we can’t forget the Ottawa Farmer’s Market!

Phew, that was a lot….have I missed anything?


I almost forgot the ice cream festival! Ice cream is very important :)

Summer of Awesome

I love Summer of Awesome posts! My friend Amanda from Little Lotus Yoga recently posted hers, and reminded me that I needed to get my butt in gear.

Summer is fleeting, and before I know it, the winter boots are being pulled out and I’m lamenting all the activities I missed over these warm months. Well not this year, Summer! This year, I’m taking charge.

My husband is currently a stay-at-home Dad, and I think he’s looking forward to the summer like he looks forward to an appointment with the dentist – so, not very much :) He’s a bit nervous at the thought of my oldest at home full-time. She’s a tad high energy, and needs a lot of stimulation. So I figure this Summer of Awesome post is helping Daddy as much as it’s helping me. I’m sad I’ll be stuck in the office while they take part in some of these activities, but we’re saving the best stuff for the weekends!

So without further ado, here they are, not in any real order (except obviously some festivals that have specific dates):

Petrie Island

CHEO’s Teddy Bear Picnic

CHEO’s Great Canadian Lemonade Standemoneum


Canadian Agriculture Musuem

Museum of Nature (Creatures of Light)


Gatineau for a hike

Old Chelsea for ice cream (after the hike of course)

Day Trip to Lac Philippe

Bon Echo (camping!)

MS Bike Ride to Cornwall

Navan Fair

Folk Fest

Swimming! Anywhere, and everywhere (splash pads included)

It doesn’t seem like a lot, but the summer weekend calendar is filling up fast. Time to get planning!

Easter Weekend Roundup

I’ve been hearing about several great events coming up for both Easter and Earth Day, so I thought I’d share them here! Easter and Earth Day go together quite well, don’t you think? Spring is here, the bunnies are multiplying, and the Earth is….well…a bit muddy.

Place D’Orleans Easter activities – photo spots with the Easter bunny are all booked up, but there will be free face painting and crafts! Thursday April 17th, 10am – 2pm

Proulx Sugar Bush and Berry Farm: Good Friday and Easter Sunday, 11am – 2pm. An egg hunt, face painting and clue hunt!

Earth Day at Terra20: Saturday April 19th, 12 – 4pm. Lots of kid-friendly activities!

The Canada Agriculture Museum is open every single day this weekend!

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum has an Easter egg hunt with Curious Cottontail!

Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush – maple syrup…pancakes….say no more!

Stay tuned later this week for some super yummy craft/snack ideas for Easter!



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