Ontario Things to see and do Travel Articles

Ontario, Canada – January 2000
Top Ten Things To Do in Ontario (Cold Months – All 5 of them) Winter temperatures start in November and run until March (sometimes April). But despite our grumbling, there are some benefits to the winter season. Ontarians have devised ingenious ways to make the best of our ungodly climate! Here, in no particularly order, […]
Ottawa, Canada – May 1999
Ottawa, Canada – May 1999 Ottawa’s hopping over a friggin’ flower? This city with a boring reputation is actually having a big shindig worth attending? Cool! Sign me up! Check out the Parliament Buildings, the Château Laurier, and the Byward Market while you’re at it. Also take a bike ride down the Ottawa River and see the terrific views of […]
Ontario, Canada – February 2000
Ontario, Canada – February 2000 Fun in the Snow – Ontario’s Favourite Winter Sports On February second, Groundhog’s Day, heir apparent Wee Willie of Wiarton proclaimed six more weeks of winter for Ontario. Wiarton’s illustrious line of weather forecasters has had a 90% accuracy rate. This means we’ve got more winter to deal with, so how do we make the […]
Ottawa, Canada – June 1999
Got Poutine? Want to experience the joy of feeling your arteries clog as you eat! Try poutine. It’s probably Canada’s most famous (ha!) dish. It’s actually just about the closest thing to a national dish we have – even thought it’s more of a Quebec thing. Ottawa is, as you should know by now, just […]
Ontario, Canada – December 1999
Best and Worst of Ontario’s Millennium It’s hard to ignore all this millennial hoopla, so I decided to give into it. I’ve compiled a list of the best and worst of the past 1000 years in Ontario. Well, mostly just the last 200 years, since not much of what happened here was recorded until the […]
Ottawa, Canada – July 1999
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!! I apologise if you happen to be reading this in August. 132 years ago, the Fathers of Confederation’s dream of a new nation came to life…now we party! Ottawa is the site of the nation’s most surprisingly active Canada Days…surprising because public servants and NORTEL employees don’t exactly have reputations for partying-down. […]
Ontario, Canada – August 1999
Ontario, Canada – August 1999 Kings of Blue Mountain After a restless night of eager anticipation, getting up at the crack of dawn wasn’t hard since I had scarcely slept. Today my fiancée, my mother, my aunt and I were making the first of what will undoubtedly be an annual pilgrimage. Our destination was a Mecca of our own design. […]
Fall Hiking in Ontario, Canada
The north in the autumn has to be one of the most spectacular places on Earth, and the most visually fulfilling time to experience it. Not only are there fewer pesky bugs, the vast majority of the people have dispersed as well. The Author at work, northwestern Ontario Temperatures are low enough that swimming is […]
Summer 2003 in Ottawa – Ottawa, Canada
Summer 2003 in Ottawa – Ottawa, Canada Ottawa, Canada Travel Guide International Fireworks Competition. Summer 2003 in Ottawa Now that winter is a thing of the past, the spring and summer festive season has arrived, packed with fun events. Here are some of the more popular ones. Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers are in area code 613. Visitors will be happy […]
November Update Part 1 of 2
November Update Part 1 of 2 Ottawa, Canada Travel Guide By Fred Perry An Ottawa River cruise boat approaches Rideau Falls at dusk. Ottawa’s Beloved Canal Relations between nations change with the passing of time: foes oft become friends, and defences become attractions. Such is the case with the Rideau Canal, the waterway that’s now the “crown jewel” of Canada’s capital. […]