What To Do In Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 19-21

What To Do In Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 19-21

Another week over…Another weekend to experience! Whether you’re looking for something to do, or somewhere new to try – we’ve got a round-up of ideas for you here on the Weekend Preview.

With the weather so up and down, things aren’t looking so great for certain outdoor activities, or the Rideau Canal – so if you’re planning a visit be sure to check for any closures and ice conditions on the official website.

Lego Lovers Rejoice

Lego build-a-thon Ottawa

Photo from Mrs. Tiggy Winkles Facebook event.

Are your kids Lego fanatics? Are you yourself a Lego lover? Don’t miss this all-out family BUILD-A-THON happening at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Glebe and Westboro Village locations on Saturday afternoon! There is no cost and no need to register. Visit their Facebook event for more details.

Laughs & Brews

When’s the last time you went to a stand-up comedy show? Looking for something to do on Saturday night? Head to Clocktower – one of Ottawa’s original brew pubs in the heart of Westboro Village for an evening of awesome local comedy hosted by top comic and author of Jesus Loves a Crazy Horny Feminist, Jenn Hayward. For more details visit the Facebook event.

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Womens March Ottawa Canada

Photo from womensmarchottawa.ca

Saturday brings an important event for women around the globe, and folks from all around the National Capital Region will be found taking part in the Women’s March, beginning at Parliament hill at 12 noon. This annual, peaceful march is family-friendly, and invites anyone who believes that “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” participate. For more details, and a look at some of the cultural, musical and charitable events happening as part of the march, visit their website at womensmarchottawa.ca.

Sunday Brunch

Wellington Diner California Kid

Photo of Wellington Diner’s “California Kid” Eggs Benedict.

Sunday’s still part of the weekend right? Why not expand your local breakfast favourites and try out one of these local gems for a good old fashioned Sunday brunch:

  • The Wellington Diner – We heard their homemade chipotle hollandaise sauce is absolutely delicious on their infamous benedicts (and breakfast poutine!)
  • Alice’s Village Cafe – Head a little out of the city to this charming spot in Carp (just west of Kanata-Stittsville) and experience the best cinnamon bun ever, and be prepared to want to go again and again.
  • Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner – A not-so greasy spoon! This homey spot is nestled just East of Island Park Drive on Wellingston St. West, cooking up brunch favourites with a modern kitchen tools that allows them to cook with no extra grease. Same homemade deliciousness, made healthier. Expect a wait!


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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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