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NOKIA Sunday Bikedays
May 21 @ 03:09:00 PM – Sep 3 @ 04:09:00 PM

The National Capital Commission presents, for its 47th year, NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Canada’s Capital Region.


The National Capital Commission presents, for its 47th year, NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Canada’s Capital Region and invites you to hit the Gatineau Park and Ottawa parkways for NOKIA Sunday Bike Days.  Discover more of the Capital and join in on some fun activities.

Enjoy Sunday Bike Days every Sunday morning from May 21st – September 3rd, 2017(on until Labour Day Weekend).

Here in Ottawa from 9am-1pm you can enjoy these routes:

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
  • Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

Sunday May 28: NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Colonel By Drive, Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.


In Gatineau Park:

  • 6 am to 11 am — 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy the challenge of steep hills!
    • Gatineau Parkway
    • Champlain Parkway
    • Fortune Lake Parkway
  • 6 am to 1 pm — 3.5 kilometres this section is ideal for families with young children.
    • north of Chemin du Lac-Meech Lake Road (parking lot P8).

On Sunday June 25, join us in Gatineau Park for ‘’Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s”. This annual cycling charity event is meant to be enjoyed by all levels and cyclists can register solo or as a team to support Parkinson’s disease research in the region. The event has a Tour de France flavor, offering prizes in different age categories and all funds raised go to the local Parkinson Research Consortium . It is Lap the Gats during Nokia Sunday Bikeday in Gatineau Park on June 25.  CLICK here for more information



A great morning to see and discover more of the Capital — and join in on some fun activities!



Festivities at Major’s Hill Park

Join us for a range of family-friendly activities and services:

  • entertainment
  • buskers
  • DJ
  • magician
  • balloon sculptors
  • face painting
  • inflatable structures
  • bike repairs
  • water stations
  • food kiosks
  • community partner booth


For more information, visit the National Capital Commission website!

CHEO’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Rideau Hall Grounds
Jun 24 @ 08:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM
CHEO's Teddy Bears' Picnic @ Rideau Hall Grounds

It’s time to gather up the kids, put on your sunblock and head to the grounds of Rideau Hall for everyone’s favorite family day out – CHEO’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

Once again CHEO Bear and all his friends have put together an exciting day of games, rides, activities, music and more – and the best thing is, admission is FREE!

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is one important way for CHEO to thank this amazing community for their continued support. It is a fun-filled day in which CHEO celebrates families and children and is jam-packed with activities for kids of all ages:

  • The day begins with a celebrity breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. where pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee are available for $5 per adult and $3 per child.  The food will be served up by local celebrities.
  • At 9 a.m. the popular B*A*S*H Tent (Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital) will open and volunteers from CHEO will make sure to fix any boo-boo that local stuffies have sustained. Children are invited to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed animals for their yearly check-up and visit to the dentist.
  • At 9:30 a.m., another local celebrity – CHEO Bear – will lead the parade of mascots to the delight of children big and small.
  • Carnival games presented by Giant Tiger, children’s rides, clowns, face painting and free tours of the Governor General’s official residence are also on the agenda, as is the popular Build a Buddy tent presented by Bell, where for a $20 donation children can create their very own teddy bear. All proceeds from the Build A Buddy tent go to CHEO.  Family entertainment is also offered on the main stage between 10 a.m. and noon. All festivities end at 2 p.m.
  • There will be an ATM on site.

No parking on site: Because there is no parking available on site, free parking and shuttles will be available at CHEO, 401 Smyth Rd. in lots C and D starting at 7 a.m. The last returning shuttle bus leaves the Rideau Hall grounds at 2:15 p.m.  There is also free parking at NRC, 100 Sussex Dr. which is just a short walk to the picnic.

Admission is free, as are most of the activities thanks to the generous support of our corporate Good Bears including our major sponsors; Bell, Giant Tiger, PCL Construction and The Canadian Forces Health Services.


RBC Bluesfest 2017 @ Lebreton Flats
Jul 6 @ 07:01:00 PM – Jul 16 @ 11:00:00 PM

RBC Bluesfest returns to Ottawa July 6-16, 2017 at Lebrton Flats!

THE 2017 LINE-UP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, P!nk, Flume,  Sam Roberts Band, Gary Clark Jr., Melissa Etheridge, LIVE, Death From Above 1979, July Talk, Matt Andersen, Peter Wolf, Toby Keith, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, High Valley, Gord Bamford, Madeline Merlo,  Muse, Melissa Etheridge, Tegan and Sara, Brandi Carlile and more!

  • To purchase Full Festival Passes during the Presale: Go to Presale runs Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 10:00am-11:59pm (Or while quantities last).
  • Regular on-sale, including ALL types of festival passes on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00am


bluesfest poster 2017

Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise and Shop’
Jul 9 @ 06:00:00 AM – 04:00:00 PM

1310News proudly supports the 17th annual Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise and Shop’ Sunday, July 9, 2017!

Welcome to the largest one day non-judging Car Shows in Canada! Marvel at over 1200 classic cars, trucks and street rods. Enjoy live entertainment, special events, exhibits and contests that are sure to please all classic car enthusiasts. Visit over 40 quality car-related vendors, enter draws to win some amazing prizes, and be sure to support our local on-site charity food services.

While in historic Merrickville, take advantage of the exceptional shopping, unique artist galleries, great food, and diverse accommodations. There’s something for everyone at the 2017 Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise & Shop’!

The Merrickville Car Show hours are from 6:00am to 4:00pm.