Collected by Keph Senett, AFAR Local Expert
Terry Fox Statue, Ottawa, ON K1P 5A1, Canada
In 1980, after having one leg amputated due to a form of cancer, Canadian athlete and humanitarian Terry Fox embarked on a cross-Canada run called the Marathon of Hope. The goal was to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Although Fox...
27 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7, Canada
Named for a character in author Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this rock and roll venue has featured heavy hitters like Alanis Morrissette, Jewel, and Arcade Fire. If you're looking for live music in a friendly bar (their website...
167 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8, Canada
Taking their cue from artist and philosopher Sri Chinmoy, the owners of this vegetarian and vegan restaurant live by these words: "Make healthy choices, perfection will be yours." A glance at their menu reveals nutritious fare, hearty and light,...
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4, Canada
The result of a 2009 design competition, the Royal Canadian Navy Monument recognizes past and current Canadians serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and is a symbol of the organization's unique character. The monument's main feature is a large white...
1 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5Y9, Canada
Started in 2000, the Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden is an urban greenspace in Centretown, Ottawa. The gardens now have more than 100 plots for growing fruits and vegetables. This is a great place to explore any time, but stop by on a market day...
516 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9, Canada
Dundonald Park takes up a full city block in Ottawa's Centretown. Until recently, it was fairly neglected, but efforts to make it a more welcoming place have paid off. Now this is a vibrant urban greenspace. In the summer you can view...
319 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X9, Canada
This pool hall has been around for more than 50 years, and while it's nothing fancy, the tables and the drinks are inexpensive (if you sign up on their website, you can even get a free introductory hour of play). It's open every day from 2 p.m. to...
400 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 7M7, Canada
In operation since 1913, the Ottawa Little Theatre is the oldest ongoing community theater in North America. With a wide variety of productions—the 2015-2016 season has plays from Ken Kesey, Noel Coward, Yasmina Reza, and more—that cover many...
370 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y4, Canada
After Stonewall Gallery in Ottawa sources and sells art by local artisans and hosts "Meet the Artists" events to create a sense of community between makers and buyers. This is a great place to find original, hand-crafted, quality pottery, jewelry,...
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