Ottawa

Travelling around Canada by train isn’t just a beautiful experience – it can also be cost effective luxury

October 2, 2019

You may have heard over the years of the expensive nature of travelling around Canada, especially by plane. It’s a country where internal flights are almost entirely serviced by two airlines – Air Canada and Westjet – both of whom have a mixed reputation, especially when it comes to their ticket prices. And these are […]

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Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday as a dragon and giant spider fight it out in the streets of Ottawa

August 3, 2017

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the federation of Canada, and much as they did in 1967 when Expo came to town, the 150th birthday celebrations have been enjoyed far and wide across the entire country. Canada 150 flags can be seen everywhere, and special events are popping up from coast-to-coast to ensure this birthday […]

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A Summer’s Weekend in Canada’s Capital – Ottawa, Ontario: The Knowledge

July 14, 2016

As we enter the second half of the annual Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada (running until 17th July), we’re bringing you the second half of our feature on a summer’s weekend in Canada’s capital city. A couple of weeks ago we filled you in on the places to eat, drink and shop, and now this week […]

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Flight Review: Business Class on Air Canada from Calgary to Ottawa (AC118)

July 13, 2016

This time last year, I flew from the Calgary Stampede to Ottawa Bluesfest (both happening right now!) on board Air Canada‘s regular service between the two cities. Lucky enough to get bumped up to Business Class on the flight, here’s a look back at that journey. Airline: Air Canada Route: Calgary, Alberta to Ottawa, Ontario – AC118 Seat: […]

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A Summer’s Weekend in Ottawa, Ontario: Finding the Best Food, Coffee & Shopping in Canada’s Capital

June 28, 2016

On July 7th, the annual music festival Ottawa Bluesfest will take over Canada’s capital city for 11 days, attracting some of the worlds finest bands (including our very own DZ Deathrays and The Paper Kites, among many others). But with many days of the festival not taking place until the evening – and some days […]

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Ottawa’s iconic RBC Bluesfest unleashes massive 2016 lineup; Aussies DZ Deathrays, Boy & Bear and The Paper Kites feature

February 24, 2016

Ottawa’s iconic RBC Bluesfest – which, like its Australian equivalent, is far more eclectic than its name suggests – has unleashed an incredible lineup for 2016, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Wolf Parade, The Cult, Bryan Ferry, Half Moon Run, Ben Harper, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Monkees and many, […]

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