Family Fun Guide

Get out there!

Cycling through the capital

Bike riding hit a new level of popularity during the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know when cycling in Ottawa this summer, Tracey Tong writes First, it was hand sanitizer, then toilet paper, flour and yeast. Then news outlets […]

12 Great family fun events

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.   Ottawa Coffee Fest When: March 21-22 Where: Lansdowne Park What: The only event of its kind in Ottawa, Coffee Fest allows attendees to […]

Perth, Ontario. Photo Courtesy City of Perth

Take family fun on the road

Day tripper. One-way ticket, yeah.    With apologies to The Beatles, of course, we’ve gathered four interesting and fun day-trip destinations close to Ottawa. All can easily be expanded into a weekend, too, if that’s what your family wishes.   […]

There are so many things to do in Ottawa and area.

12 Great family fun events

The Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, August 10 through 24 Where: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau What: With a mission of encouraging cultural discoveries through a varied and international artistic program, the Sound […]

Like to swim? There's a place to do that this March Break.

Wet and wild

Want to make a big splash this summer? Look no further than your own neighbourhood for some fun in the water, Mike Carroccetto writes One of the best ways to have some family fun on a hot summer day is to […]

The Wild Bird Care Centre relies on the public to bring in abandoned and injured birds.

For the birds

Region’s oldest wildlife rehab centre to construct new visitor’s area For nearly 30 years, residents of Ottawa and the surrounding area have been bringing injured or abandoned wild birds to the Wild Bird Care Centre in the west end. Tucked […]

12 Great family fun events

The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition When: December 12, 13, 7 p.m. and December 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Shenkman Arts Centre; December 15 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe Where: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd.; […]

Family entertainment comes to Centrepointe Theatre

Famed Canadian author Robert Munsch’s ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ is a perennial favourite with children and parents. This fall, the To Be Determined Theatre Company brings a lively and energetic musical adaptation by Joe Slabe to Centrepointe Theatre. To run […]

Shenkman Arts Centre.

Beauty, artistry and fun with ‘Les bâtons’

Get ready for a mesmerizing performance that combines the grace and beauty of dance with an irresistible beat as the Shenkman Arts Centre presents ‘Les bâtons’ by Tara Luz Danse on October 13 in the Richcraft Theatre. When choreographer Anik […]

Canada Army Run.

12 Great Family Fun Events

  Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, until August 18 Where: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau What: The Sound of Light is a spectacular to satisfy the senses! Five international fireworks designers create […]