We were looking forward to Christmas holidays filled with snowy outdoor fun but it didn’t turn out quite as we had planned.
The annual Canadian Tulip Festival is underway in Ottawa which has me reminiscing about our visit to the festival last year. Tulips were originally gifted to Canada by the Netherlands as a thank you for providing a safe haven to the Dutch Royal Family during World War II and in 1953 a festival was established to occur at the time that the flowers bloomed each spring. It has continued to expand each year and now features more than 1 million tulips in Canada's Capital Region.
Family-friendly attractions and activities in the Canadian Capital Region – Ottawa and Gatineau.
A visit to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is a fun way to introduce kids to both Canadian art and ground-breaking architecture.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is one of our family’s favourite museums to visit when we are in Ottawa primarily for the interesting exhibits on Canadian history and culture and for the hands-on Canadian Children’s Museum.
A review of our recent stay at The Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa.