Katherine McCarron

Katherine's Perfect Days

Best Of Ottawa

    • Morning
      • Father & Sons Restaurant

      • In my opinion the best breakfast in town - $5 for delicious eggs, bacon, home fries and coffee. Great atmosphere and located in the heart of the University of Ottawa's campus.
      • University of Ottawa

      • Walk around the University's beautiful campus while you're in the area after breakfast. Make sure to check to University's website for free tour hours!
      • byward market

      • Head to Ottawa's famous Byward Market where local farmers sell things from maple syrup to fresh produce and flowers. This is also home of many restaurants. I recommend getting a delicious sandwich from La Bottega (for only $5.50) and a BeaverTail for dessert!
    • Afternoon
      • Parliament Buildings

      • Home of Canada's politics, visit the Parliament Buildings and walk around the area. Free tours are offered daily (and the guides are very knowledgeable). Also, there is free yoga offered on the Hill's lawn during the summer months (Wednesdays noon-1PM)
      • Rideau Canal Locks

      • Steps from the Parliament (just take the steps down), these are very beautiful to see during the summer months - especially when you get to see how they work! City workers still manually turn the locks to let boats onto the canal in the summer
      • National Gallery of Canada

      • Walk from the locks to the museum (up the hill) to this fabulous museum with a wonderful art collection. Also, make sure to check out the Samuel Deschamplain statue beside the museum, it has the best vantage point in the city and makes for great pictures! Tip: the museum is also free Thursdays 5-8PM
      • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

      • Right beside the Gallery, this cathedral has stunning architecture and art inside.
    • Evening
      • Play food & wine

      • Honestly the best restaurant in Ottawa. Great selection of appetizer sized items at a reasonable price, all cooked to perfection. Also has the best wine menu in the City, just a thought...
      • Parliament Hill

      • If you feel like trekking back to the Hill after diner, be sure to check out the free light show (at 9PM) called Mosaica - it depicts Canada's history and multiculturalism in a very cool way
    • Night
      • Mambo Nuevo Latino

      • Awesome place for patio drinks! Be sure to sit on the rooftop patio and order a pitcher of sangria
      • Heart and Crown

      • Great bar if you're looking for a little bit of extra fun
      • Zak's Diner

      • Awesome old school diner open 24hrs a day. Also packed at all times of the day but well worth it - their milkshakes are the BEST

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