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There are plenty of galleries and museums throughout the city of Ottawa. Whether you prefer a smaller gallery or a larger museum, you can find it within the city. Here's a look at some of the top galleries and museums in Ottawa.

Bytown Museum

Found on the Rideau Canal, this museum is a great spot to visit. It has the oldest stone building in the capital and plenty of great treasures throughout. The museum is three stories tall and provides audio tours in six different languages.

Billings Estate Museum - 2100 Cabot Street

This is the oldest wood-framed house within the area and provides quite a unique look at architecture form the early 1800s. The building provides plenty of exhibits and creative programs, along with customized tours for…

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Kanata North Property

There are quite a few different neighbourhods in the Ottawa area. The neighbourhood you choose will depend on the amenities you are looking for and the needs of your family. Finding the right neighbourhood with the best schools for your children isn’t always easy. Here’s a look at some of the best choices in the Ottawa area.

Kanata North

This suburban area has a little over 30,000 residents. There are two secondary schools in Katana North, both of which have high ratings from the Fraser Institute. The two schools are All Saints Catholic High School and Earl of March Secondary School.

When you live here you will be in close proximity to the Centrum Shopping Centre. You will also be able to easily go see the Senators play hockey as they are…

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Family Entertainment

Finding entertainment for the entire family is very important. Ottawa provides plenty of options for family fun throughout the city. Here are some of the best choices for family entertainment throughout the city.

Calypso Theme Waterpark

As one of the top summer attractions for families, Calypso Theme Waterpark provides over 100 acres of fun. There are plenty of waterslides, the largest wave pool in Canada and plenty of other attractions to enjoy here. The park is open from June through early September.

Funhaven

Found on Baxter Road, Funhaven is one of the newer attractions in Ottawa for family entertainment. They offer Laser tag, a jungle gym, video games, bowling lanes, bumper cars and so much more. This is certainly a place everybody can…

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If you have ever been to Ottawa you know this city is all about having a good time. While there, you will be able to enjoy several outdoor activities, do a little shopping in the capital and take in their bustling night life. If you want to take your visit to a whole new level, be sure to stop by one of their many spas. If you are looking to relax while in Ottawa, here are three spas you should check out.

Holtz Spa

This luxurious spa is located in downtown Ottawa. If you are into holistic treatments you will love it here. They use a variety of different techniques such as anti-aging therapies and medispa services to help you balance not only your body, but your mind and spirit, as well. They are all about bringing your entire body into harmony.…

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Shopping

Ottawa is known for a lot of things. One of the things the city is well-known for is the shopping. Here are some of the top areas you can enjoy shopping throughout Ottawa.

Bayshore Shopping Centre

Bayshore shopping centre is located in West Ottawa on Bayshore Drive. This shopping centre has over 150 different fashion boutiques for you to shop at. Some of them include Swarovski, Sephora and Banana Republic. There are also other well-known retailers found here, such as the Gap.

St. Laurent Centre

St Laurent Centre is located in East Ottawa just a few minutes from downtown. If you are looking for a great mix of shops and services you will find it here. They have close to 200 stores with plenty of variety for everybody to enjoy.

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From January 30th to February 16, 2015 you will get to experience what is known as Winterlude. Winterlude is three weekends full of nothing but fun. Bring the children and a pair of skates, and head down to the largest naturally frozen ice skating rink in the entire world.

Every year over 500,000 people come to see what Winterlude has to offer. The good news is most events are free, which allows more people to participate. Here’s a look at what to expect at this year’s Winterlude.

Activities

During the event, you will be able to learn how to skate, play in a hockey tournament, participate in a winter triathlon and so much more. Most activities will take place on the weekends. However, the Snowflake Kingdom playground for children, skating on…

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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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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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