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20+ fabulous fairs!

Do you remember that song from the animated version of Charlotte’s Web? “A fair is a veritable smorgasbord, smorgasbord, smorgasbord…” That’s certainly how I felt when I was a kid. What wasn’t to like, whether it was the small fall fair in my hometown of Brampton in Toronto’s western suburbs, or the non-stop lights and […]

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Santa Claus is coming to…another town near Ottawa!

Are you kicking yourself for missing yesterday’s Santa Claus parade in Ottawa? Don’t despair! Saint Nick will be making appearances in many other nearby cities, towns and villages between now and Christmas. Here are some other spots to catch sight of the jolly old elf. November 26: Carleton Place, Gananoque, Brockville, Stittsville, Westport, Orleans, Arnprior, […]

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36 road trip ideas: From discount dining and Johnny Cash to soccer and ziplining

I know I say this every week. Honestly, though, this week I’m overwhelmed by road trip choices. There are Halloween activities galore, of course, from zombies at the Diefenbunker to a haunted jail in L’Orignal. That’s just the beginning—you can also see two wildly divergent art exhibitions in Montreal, zipline through the forest in the […]

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