Ontario Things to see and do Travel Articles

Ottawa, Canada – April 1999
Current Happenings Events special to this month are not numerous, but I’ll let you know of upcoming and ongoing gallery and museum exhibitions in coming months. Summer is usually better for such things. At the National Gallery (on Sussex Dr., within blocks of the major hub of bus activity, the Rideau Centre, and visible from […]
Ontario, Canada – April 1999
Ontario Awakens from Hibernation Every February 2 Wiarton, Ontario’s own albino gopher, Wiarton Willie predicates the weather for the next 6 weeks. This year he died before his big day, but his last words reportedly (I’m not making this up) were that we were getting an early spring. Well, he was wrong! We’ve had a […]
Ontario, Canada – September 1999
Top 10 Things To Do in Ontario (Warm Months – all two of them) 1. Big Nickel, Sudbury "Look on my Works, ye mighty and despair!" A site too grand to fathom. It must be experienced! Larger-than-life, larger than the city of Sudbury. Made to greet visitors and represent their main industry, it has become […]
Ontario North Shore, Canada
The North Shore, an often-misconstrued notion of huge waves off Hawaii, represents an almost endless wilderness in Northern Ontario. It is the topside of Lake Superior, stretching from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. Even by Ontario standards, this area represents a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Tradition dictates that I must […]
Ontario, Canada – October 1999
What Horrors Hide in the Ottawa Valley???(Aside from the marauding Liberal caucus) Since it’s near Halloween, this article is about the scariest place in all of Ontario: the Ottawa Valley! Man-eating bears! Polish vampires! Gawking Francophones! Gigantic sea-monsters! Drugged-out hippies! Radioactive rhubarb! Deadly bacteria! All 100% true! (with just a bit of my characteristic hyperbole). […]
Ontario, Canada – November 1999
Southern Ontario vs. Northern California I just returned from my honeymoon in San Francisco. I heard that it was one of the three most beautiful cities in North America, the others being New Orleans and Quebec City. Since I had already been to those two, we decided to finally see the third. While in San […]
Ontario, Canada – May 1999
Ontario, Canada – May 1999 How to celebrate a dead monarch! I am already excited. The May 24 long weekend is coming. That date has particular resonance for Ontarians. "We are amused." Officially, it commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24, 1819. After her death, we celebrated her birthday to show loyalty to the British Empire. In the […]
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. […]