Bucket List

How Ot­tawan are You? At the end of 2017, check ‘em off and see how you did! 1-10: New to Ot­tawa? Wel­come! 11-30: You’re an of­fi­cial Ot­tawan 31-35: You should start a tour busi­ness! 36 or more: You’re now the mayor

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Where the Ro­bots Are

Ex­pe­ri­ence jaw-drop­ping (and free) per­for­mances when La Ma­chine’s me­chan­i­cal crea­tures roam the city (July 27-30)

See the Cur­tain Rise

Take in a show at the ren­o­vated Na­tional Arts Cen­tre. Canada Scene (June and July) sets the stage for a new era of artis­tic ex­cel­lence

Go Un­der­ground

Make time for Kon­tin­uum, an im­mer­sive mul­ti­me­dia ex­pe­ri­ence in one of Ot­tawa’s fu­ture Light Rail Tran­sit (LRT) sta­tions

Visit Rideau Hall

Take at tour of Rideau Hall — don’t miss the Tent Room (p. 43)

Dine with Justin

Eat at one of Trudeau’s favourite restau­rants. North & Navy, Fairouz, Fraser Cafe, Fauna, and The Pomeroy House are among the PM’s go-to spots. (Spot him with So­phie, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien at Bobby’s Ta­ble or Ola Cocina.)

Sip a Cuppa

Ex­pe­ri­ence high tea at the Château Lau­rier

Sit Un­der a Tree

Pose for a pic at the Ar­bore­tum. (Bonus point if it’s on the foot­bridge — straight out of a Monet paint­ing!)

The High Life

En­joy gourmet food and drinks in the Sky Lounge (July 14-20)

Pro­vin­cial Pic­nic

Bring your bas­ket and blan­ket for an In­ter­provin­cial Pic­nic on the Bridge (July 2). The event is sold out, but watch­ing the spec­ta­cle from shore will also be quite a sight!

Eat Out

Ex­plore Ot­tawa’s eth­nic food scene. For starters, eat baozi at Jade­land

Chas­ing Wa­ter­falls

Visit Hog’s Back Falls. (Bonus point if you spot its res­i­dent heron)

Meet Teddy

See the Teddy bear that came back from the front­lines at the Cana­dian War Mu­seum

Coun­try Charm

Cul­ti­vate your so­cial life at Agri 150 — these unique out­door, ru­ral events will in­clude wine and eco tours

His­tory of Hops

Take a his­tor­i­cal tour of lo­cal mi­cro­brew­eries: start with Beau’s, pro­ceed to Be­yond the Pale and Kich­esippi, and fin­ish with new­comer Stray Dog

Get Lucky

See Lucky Ron at Ot­tawa’s old­est drink­ing es­tab­lish­ment, the Château Lafayette

World­wide Won­ders

Be diplo­matic at the 2017 In­ter­na­tional

Pavil­ion. The new build­ing at 7 Clarence St., open un­til De­cem­ber, wel­comes 12 diplo­matic mis­sions

Front-Row Fire­works

Watch the Canada Day fire­works from the Lau­rier Bridge

Selfie with Justin

Be pho­to­bombed by the prime min­is­ter

Give Peace A Chance

Go to the top of the Peace Tower. (Bonus point if the PM pho­to­bombs you here.)

Pink Lake

Hike the trails at Pink Lake. (Bonus point if you hear a tourist com­plain that it’s not pink)

Ques­tion Pe­riod

Sit through Ques­tion Pe­riod; stay awake

Meet the Mayor

Watch Mayor Jim Wat­son cut a rib­bon. (Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, all sum­mer long!)

Do the Dow

Pad­dle across Dow’s Lake

Democ­racy Watch

Look for politi­cians along Sparks Street. Con­grat­u­late them for stick­ing around over sum­mer break

Beach Bliss

In­sta­gram your­self at an Ot­tawa beach and let your friends guess where you went on va­ca­tion

Spir­ited Away

Feel the chill of Pa­trick Whe­lan’s ghost at the old down­town jail-turned-hos­tel

Play God

Sit next to Adam and Eve; give ‘em heck for eat­ing that ap­ple (hint: see page 47)

Cat­tle Call

Line up for a chance to pet the an­i­mals (and smell ma­nure) at the Canada Agri­cul­ture and Food Mu­seum

Cheer the Redblacks

Check out the de­fend­ing Grey Cup cham­pi­ons

Be In­spired

In­spi­ra­tion Vil­lage: This ByWard Mar­ket site will host live per­for­mances from each Cana­dian prov­ince and ter­ri­tory

Be Sur­prised

Ex­pe­ri­ence Ig­nite 150, a se­ries of 17 epic stunts in sur­pris­ing and un­usual lo­ca­tions

Pass the Pasta

En­joy some of the city’s best lasagna at one of its old­est restau­rants (and best kept se­crets), Il Vagabondo

Travel the Canal

Kayak, bike, or skate the Rideau Canal. (But don’t swim; city by­law pro­hibits swim­ming in the canal)

Pavil­ion Party

Ot­tawa Wel­comes the World at the Aberdeen Pavil­ion and Hor­ti­cul­ture Build­ing. Take in the cel­e­bra­tions of over 25 dif­fer­ent par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries (on­go­ing un­til Novem­ber)

Wa­bano Cen­tre

Stand un­der the ma­jes­tic medicine wheel at the Wa­bano Cen­tre for Abo­rig­i­nal Health

Have Your Pie

Eat a slice of Banof­fee Pie, one of Ot­tawa’s sig­na­ture dishes. It’s al­most like birth­day cake. Happy 150th Canada!

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