December 2014

There are 8 blog entries for December 2014.

Beer

If you love great beer, you're probably always searching for something local. There are many great choices found throughout Canada and even some found right in Ottawa. Here's a look at some of the best things you will find on the Ottawa craft beer scene.

Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa

This is one of the best spots for craft beer in the city. It's situated in a 170-year-old historical grist mill and provides plenty of great choices. There are brewery tours available daily and you can enjoy one of the 14 beers on tap here, as well.

Brew Donkey

Another great choice is Brew Donkey. The tasting tour is the best way to learn about this spot. It lasts about five hours with complimentary snacks, plenty of education and plenty of beer. Tour prices

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Swimming Pool

Finding the right condominium with the best type of swimming pool may be something you want to find in Ottawa. There are plenty of great choices throughout the city. Here are some of the best condos in Ottawa with swimming pools.

Claridge

This condo project provides more than just a pool. They have all types of amenities, but they do have a very large pool area. There are multiple phases to this project, which include Claridge Plaza, La Tiffany, Lebreton Flats, Tribeca and Claridge ICON.

Urban Capital

This is another great place to live if you want to enjoy a nice pool. The resort styled pools here are found in the Hideaway and The Mondrain.

Mastercraft Starwood

The high quality amenities provided by Mastercraft Starwood are found

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Ottawa - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/burgtender/4054180179

There are plenty of great places to go throughout Ottawa for recreation. Whether you're looking for a place to workout or a place to enjoy sports, there are plenty of great places to go in Ottawa. Here are some of the best recreational facilities found throughout the city.

Tumblers Gymnastics Centre

Those looking to get their kids involved in gymnastics will love this facility. It's perfect for both competitive and recreational programs. Kids of all ages can enjoy the programs found within this facility.

Ottawa Sports & Social Club

This facility provides plenty of co-ed sports leagues for adults. They also provide social events for the community, too. Whether you want to join a league or learn a new sport, this is a great place to enjoy

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Zoo 

If you have kids, this is a must-see attraction in Ottawa for your family. There are plenty of great things to see at Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and kids love this place.

Little Ray's has been in business since 1995 and provides a place for birthday parties, school shows and more. You can enjoy the place on your own or during an event. This is also the site of the largest and most diverse outreach animal education program in the entire country.

The Reptile Zoo

You can expect to spend about two hours at the zoo and you will see plenty of great exhibits. Little Ray's has 25 permanent animal exhibits with some of the best reptiles in the area. They also have 20 other exhibits, which rotate every six months.

You can enjoy feeding some of the

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Casino 

Getting away for the weekend or just for the day can provide the right type of relaxation. Sometimes, you just need to get out and enjoy time alone, as a couple or with friends.

Casino du Lac-Leamy provides the perfect get-away for those living in Ottawa. You can book a package with a hotel room, meals, entertainment and more. It's found just ten minutes form Parliament Hill and provides plenty of fun.

What to Expect at Casino du Lac-Leamy?

When you arrive at the casino, you will notice there are plenty of slot machines and game tables. With more than 1,800 slot machines and over 60 gaming tables, you will have plenty to enjoy. Some of the tables you will find include:

  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Sic Bo
  • Kino
  • Poker
  • And More!
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Events

There are many events happening within the Ottawa area all throughout the year. January is a good month for events and there will be plenty to choose from. Here are some of the top Ottawa events for January 2015.

Sears Great Canadian Chill - January 1st

Start the year off with this great event and celebrate a new beginning. You will have the opportunity to make a splash in the icy-crisp waters and help raise money to Stop Kids Cancer Cold! It will be at Britannia Beach on the Ottawa River.

Bell Capital Cup - December 29th to January 2nd

Over 500 hokey teams will compete from the United States, Canada and Europe. This event will be held at various locations and will provide plenty of hockey fun.

Taste in the Glebe - January 22nd

This

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Food

Those in America may be celebrating the comeback of French Toast Crunch, but Canadians didn't have to even deal with it being gone. This cereal was retired in 2006 in the United States, but has still been on the shelves in Canada. Here's a look at a few other favourite foods you can only get in Canada.

Jos. Louis

This cream-filled snack cake is a great type of snack, which you can only find in Canada. It's named after Joseph and Louis Vachon, the brothers that created it. It's not a healthy choice, but it will provide a great treat you just cannot find elsewhere.

Swiss Chalet Festive Special

This chicken dish is unlike any other because of the chalet sauce. A quarter chicken comes with a roll and mashed potatoes. This just cannot be found

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New Year - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sally_12/339912423

Celebrating New Year's Eve can provide plenty of fun in Ottawa. There are plenty of great places to go for your celebration this year. Here are some of the top choices for your New Year's Eve party.

The Mad Hatter's NYE Ball

This event will include plenty of fun. It's one of the largest celebrations for this year and includes food, cocktails, live bands, entertainment, confetti blasts and the maddest tea party possible. If you want to enjoy the most impressive New Year's Eve event, this is the one for you.

New Year's Eve "Cabaret" Bash

From 6pm to 2am, you can enjoy plenty of fun at Kinki restaurant on New Year's Eve. DJ Dusty will keep the party going and this event will also include Burlesque by Koston Crème and Majic by Elliot Smith.

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