What To Do In Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 12-14

What To Do In Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 12-14

Don’t get excited about these almost Spring temperatures – the weather is expected to return back to the bitter cold for the bulk of the weekend. But don’t fret – we’ve always got ideas on what to do this weekend! Whether participating in more physical activities is part of your new year’s goals, or you got engaged over the holidays and now getting hitched is part of the plan for 2018, we’ve got something for you.

Winter Cycling and Fat Biking

Ever wondered about those folks who bike in the winter? How do they do it? What are those thick tires on their bike? Try it out for yourself! It’s a great winter activity and with the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway, the Trans Canada Trail and so many other great paths in the region, you’ll never get tired of the scenery. Try it out this weekend at the South March Highlands Conservation Forest in Kanata thanks to local shop Rebec & Kroes Cycle and Sport. For more details, check out their Facebook event.

Fat Biking Winter Ottawa

Already a winter cycler? Got your fat tires ready? Get back into it! Join the group ride happening on Saturday afternoon starting at Westboro Beach at noon, hosted by Bushtukah. Visit the Facebook page for more details and don’t forget to RSVP.

Photo from facebook.com/ironnorthstudio

Take Your Winter Runs Outside

Not into cycling? Running more your thing? Decided that 2018 would be the year you got outside for your winter runs? Local lady-owned gym, Iron North Studio is hosting weekly group runs on Sunday mornings throughout the season. Now you’ve got no excuse to not be ready for that half-marathon this spring. Oh, and it’s free! But we still suggest you check out this exceptional fitness studio. See the routes, register your spot, and read the details here.

Planning a Wedding?

Fitness not the #1 priority in your life right now? You have a wedding to think about?! Congrats! Grab your crew and start the Pinterest board and planning. Check out these two wedding shows happening this weekend in the downtown area:

Best Day Ever Wedding Show Ottawa

Photo from bestdayeverottawa.com

  • The Best Day Ever Wedding Show is beautifully unique, taking place on Saturday from 3pm-9pm in a historic church in the ByWard Market. Relax, have a cocktail, and browse through the wonderful selection of local, independent wedding vendors and their top picks. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
  • The Wedding Palace Bridal Show takes place on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Shaw Centre. Featuring large vendors, popular brands, a gown sale and more! Visit the website for more details.

Wishing you all a great weekend!



Born and raised in Ottawa, Shaily knows every corner of this city, loves to sip on locally roasted coffee and craft beer, and is passionate about the #SupportLocal movement. Digital Marketing Specialist by day, you might run into her at a local craft market, independent coffee shop, or local brewpub on an evening or weekend.

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