Rideau Canal Skateway and Winterlude

Well, something good had to come from all the cold weather we have been experiencing. The Rideau Canal Skateway is finally open (partially) for its 46th season. You may think people in Ottawa are a little crazy, but skating on the canal is a big deal here – locals and visitors from all over the world look forward to it.

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The opening of the Rideau Canal Skateway is also great news for our Winterlude festival which begins on Friday, January 29th and is celebrated until February 15th. The canal is a big part of the fun.

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So join us in our celebration of winter. Pack your warm clothes, find those skates you’ve put away and come and enjoy the fun. If you drive to Ottawa just leave your car parked in our lot. You can walk to the skateway and most of the Winterlude sites. There is even a free shuttle bus during the festival on the weekends and on Family Day that you can hop on. Stay in our cozy bed and breakfast and start you day off right with one of our fabulous breakfasts. Spend a great day skating and enjoying the Winterlude events and when you return to Albert House Inn, you can put your feet up by our fire, relax and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a wonderful attraction which some visitors are not too familiar with.  This fascinating facility is actually Canada’s first national museum completed in 1912, but its scientific research in the Arctic goes back to 1862.  Originally named the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, it served as home to Canada’s House of… Continue Reading

Summer Events in Ottawa

There is a lot happening in Ottawa this summer so plan your visit early.  Stay in our comfortable bed and breakfast where you will enjoy a restful sleep and a fabulous breakfast  before you head out for a full day.  Here of some of the events to check out: The Sound and Light show on… Continue Reading

Tulip Festival Ottawa May 8-18th

It’s that time of year again and we are all hoping that the tulips will be up in time for the festival.  After the winter we have all experienced we are all looking forward to this wonderful floral event. The festival runs from May 8th until 18th.  Check out their website  tulipfestival.ca and get all… Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts in Ottawa April 2015

The art’s and crafts in Ottawa are spotlighted this month and here are a few events to check out.  Most of these shows are just a walk away from Albert House Inn. April 18th Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show at the Bronson Centre  www.capitalpopup.ca Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show is back by popular demand.  Care… Continue Reading

Annual Irish Festival March 6-17th 2015

Come and have a whale of a time at Ottawa’s Annual Irish Festival! The festival is full of lively Irish music, poetry, history, dancing, and live performances to celebrate Irish and Irish-Canadian culture.   There will be lots of fun things to do during the festival including: Friday March 13th – The final steps of… Continue Reading

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