Summer Travel: Visiting our Nation's Capital #TGCBB

This year I’m participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash! I thought that blogging about my plans for an upcoming trip to our Nation’s Capital would be perfect for the Blog Bash.

This summer my family is going on two great trips. Our first trip is to Ottawa, Ontario. I’m so looking forward to going back to my hometown to visit family and friends. When we’re there I hope to take in some great sites with the kids.

The last time I went to Ottawa my daughter was only 3 months old. This time my daughter will be 6 and my son is 2.5. I know the experience will be amazing for them.


Things my family plans to do while in the Ottawa region:

  • Visit the Byward Market. When I think of markets I immediately think of the Byward Market. My family and I went to this market almost every weekend when I was a kid. I can’t wait to take my kids to see all the flowers, fresh fruits and veggies and gifts the market features every day of the week. 
  • Visit the Children’s Museum at the Museum of Civilization. Another place that holds great memories for me. I remember visiting this museum several times as a child. This summer the Children’s Museum has a special Mr Potato Head exhibit. Sounds like great fun! The museum is open 7 days a week. Check out the museum site for more information.
  • Walk on the grounds of Parliament Hill. This site is breathtaking. As a child I always remember being in awe of the gorgeous parliament buildings. There are many great tours offered at Parliament Hill. One event we hope to attend is the changing of the guard which happens everyday at 10am.
  • Visit the ByTown Museum and the locks. Again, this is a very special place to me. I think I visited the ByTown Museum every year with my school. I absolutely adored the little house. I imagined myself living there! The locks located on the same site are also fabulous. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see boats using them. The process is amazing, especially to a kid!

There are countless things to do while in Ottawa. To learn more about all the amazing attractions the city has to offer check out the official website of Ottawa Tourism.

Follow my families adventures this summer on my blog and on Instagram.

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  1. It’s been a long while since we’ve been to Ottawa. Went to visit family and ran out of time to check out all the sites we had planned to….maybe a road trip is in order for next summer, and first on the list would be the Children’s Museum at the Museum of Civilization,

  2. I love Ottawa! It is such a great city with so many places to visit and things to see. I hope to take my family there soon!

  3. it’s been so long since we were in Ottawa too, we were newlyweds I think! We should take to the kids there soon! Thanks for linking up with us this year!

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