Category Archives: Ontario

Ridaeu Canal, Ottawa, Canada

The oldest continuously operated canal system in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ridaeu Canal runs right through the soul of Ottawa. It connects the capital from Lake Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, flowing … Continue reading

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Play Pinball in Ottawa, Canada

House of Targ, 1077 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9, Canada Pinball, perogies, and punk. What more could you want in life? Head downstairs to the underground lair. During the day the stage is quiet, and quite family friendly. There … Continue reading

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Fritomania is the Best Poutine in Ottawa, Canada

Possibly the best poutine on the planet, definitely the best I have ever eaten. Fritomania [2442 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 1E9, Canada] is a little roadside shack that’s been open for over 50 years, right outside the city … Continue reading

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Remic Rapids Sculptures, Ottawa, Canada

Every summer for the past 30 years the shores of the Ottawa River come to life at Remic Rapids Park [351 Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa, ON K1Y, Canada]. You can spot sculptor John Felicè Ceprano wading in the … Continue reading

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Mer Bleue Bog Boardwalk, Ottawa, Canada

A world away from the capital of Canada, but right within the Ottawa city limits – there is Mer Bleue Bog. A strange and out of place ecosystem, more common in the Artic than in Ottawa Valley. Over a dozen … Continue reading

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Eat Beavertails in Canada

There is nothing more Canadian than eating a lightly fried beavertail. They are so good, even vegetarians are doing it! No, I’m not talking about the dam building semiaquatic rodent that happily makes its home throughout the country – but … Continue reading

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Visiting Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and home to Parliament Hill, its political center. Centre Block contains the Senate and House of Commons chambers, Library of Parliament, and the Peace Tower – buildings that are done in the Gothic Revival … Continue reading

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