Capital Staycation: Ottawa, je t’aime

Mosaika on the Hill; Friday fun at Sidedoor; Maman; Notre Dame

Mosaika on the Hill; Friday fun at Sidedoor; Maman; Notre Dame

We’ve been called coma city and the town that fun forgot; a dull government town, and we won an award for Canada’s most boring city (from a Toronto group, duh). All that, of course, is silly and way off. We Ottawans might have a little chip on our shoulder when it comes to our city’s reputation, but we know how vibrant the capital is.
View from the Peace Tower; the beautiful Library of Parliament; under the tower's clock; the locks at the Rideau Canal

View from the Peace Tower; the beautiful Library of Parliament; under the tower’s clock; the locks at the Rideau Canal

Ottawa's super chic, unique picnic -- amazing times at Harvest Noir.

Ottawa’s super chic, unique picnic — funtimes at Harvest Noir.

This past weekend I was thrilled to be selected to take over Ottawa Tourism’s Instagram account. They put me up in the historic Lord Elgin Hotel downtown, and I set out to share bits and pieces from my adventures around the nation’s capital.
Coffees at Bridgehead's roastery; the University of Ottawa's living wall; apple season at the Byward Market; a wonderful late dinner date at Union 613

Coffees at Bridgehead’s roastery; the University of Ottawa’s living wall; apple season at the Byward Market; a wonderful late dinner date at Union 613


There was so much going on this weekend I had a hard time picking my outings — a big thank you to my partner in crime for putting up with me snapping pictures all weekend and for running around playing tourist with me. Thank you very much to Ottawa Tourism for setting this up, everyone who followed along, and to the Lord Elgin for the great home base. The weekend just reaffirmed my love for my hometown. Ottawa, je t’aime!
Hospitality at the Lord Elgin -- a lovely sight to come home to:)

Hospitality at the Lord Elgin — a lovely sight to come home to:)

The National War Memorial; dog walks in the city; brunch at the Ottawa Bagel Shop; picking up doughnuts at SuzyQ!

The National War Memorial; dog walks in the city; brunch at the Ottawa Bagel Shop; picking up doughnuts at SuzyQ!

Beautiful Ottawa.

Beautiful Ottawa.

3 thoughts on “Capital Staycation: Ottawa, je t’aime

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