Local Services in Gatineau

61% Off Customized Framing at Framing & Art Centre

Crestview - Meadowlands

C$100 C$39

Framing experts preserve two- and three-dimensional keepsakes with quality frames, shadowboxes, and matting techniques

Up to 82% Off Baby-Photo Sessions


C$150 C$49

Photographers capture the grins and growth of wee ones throughout a series of in-studio shoots

Up to 70% Off Bartending Workshop

The Cabin

C$99 C$39

During the 2.5- to 3-hour course, experienced bartenders introduce the basics of bartending and explain how students can make money

51% Off T1 Tax-Return Preparation

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$49

Individuals and married couples alike receive help preparing their T1 tax returns from professional accountants

77% Off from Omega Resume


C$149 C$35

After a consultation, professionals write your resume and cover letter, customized to the job you're applying for

Up to 61% Off iPhone Repair and Accessories at Mobilicity

Centretown - Downtown

C$160 C$69

Techs restore cracked touchscreens to their shiny glory with iPhone 4 and 4S screen repairs

55% Off Services

Riverside South - Greely

C$130 C$58

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 80% Off Photography Package

New Barrhaven - New Development - Stonebridge

C$300 C$69

In-studio or outdoor on-location shoot yields digital images along with a digital card

Up to 76% Off Couples Massage Workshop

Centretown - Downtown

C$100 C$29

Specialists guide couples in acupressure techniques during 90-minute workshops

51% 500 Business Cards

Centretown - Downtown

C$75 C$37

A water-based coating brightens your business cards' colors and gives them a semi-gloss finish

71% Off Lessons at Eric's Academy of Music 

Orleans Village - Chateauneuf

C$100 C$29

Enthusiastic teachers cater to students' musical interests during 30-minute lessons for nearly any instrument

Up to 75% Off from Kevin Daniels Photography

Chapel Hill South

C$300 C$75

Groups of up to five pose for onsite or on-location portraits or holiday photo sessions

61% Off Framing Services


$100 $39

Custom framing preserves photographs, artwork, and your priceless keepsakes

57% Off Flight or Fighter-Pilot Experience


C$460 C$199

Learn flying basics and take the controls of a plane with a pilot's guidance, or experience the rush of airborne loops and barrel rolls

Up to 51% Off Dog-Grooming Packages


C$45 C$22

Groomers pamper pups with breed-specific cut or shave, shampoo and conditioning, gentle blow-dry, nail trimming, and eye and ear treatments

C$39 for C$100 Toward Custom Framing

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$39

More than 500 mats and 5,000 frame samples to choose from for custom framing projects

Up to 57% Off Newborn or Cake-Smash Photo Shoot

Barrhaven - Ottawa

C$350 C$149.99

Guests celebrate a recent birth or a first birthday with fun family photos and slideshows

50% Off Pet Toys and Accessories at Love Your Pet


C$30 C$15

Variety of toys and accessories for your pet, including squeaky toys and dental chews for dogs and scratching posts for cats

45% Off Engagement And Portrait Photography


$120 $66

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Wash and Fold Service at The Laundry Lounge


$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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An annual men’s volleyball competition, the World League Qualifier pits some of the highest ranked national teams from around the globe against each other as they compete for qualification to enter the 2012 World League. The winner of the European Confederation Tournament—either Slovakia or Slovenia—battles Team Canada during two separate matches followed by a tie-breaking spelling bee. A general-admission ticket grants viewers open seating at Scotiabank Place, a cavernous arena suitable for packed concerts or life-sized chess tournaments. If Team Canada deep-sets its way to success for the first round of qualification, it will host a second round against the 15th- or 16th-placed team and a Tupperware party.

5510 Canotek Rd

Fish Tail Aquariums specializes in sustaining oceanic ecosystems within the glassy expanses of home aquariums. Nourish underwater lifestyles with food and supplements from popular industry brands such as Fauna Marin's specially formulated colour food ($11.99/100 mL), loaded with proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and sublimated sunshine. An array of salt stock, including Instant Ocean’s reef crystals ($24.99/50-gallon bag)—formulated with extra calcium and trace minerals—can support a variety of aquarium environments.

2208 St Joseph Blvd

While standing in Altitude Gym, it’s easy to forget that you aren’t outside. Life-like rock walls tower over guests, brandishing footholds that climbers use to scale up to 45 feet in the air. Climbers of all skill levels put their limbs to the test with the gym’s 50 lead climbs, 50 top ropes, 1,800 square feet of bouldering space, and 17,000 square feet of climbable surfaces. In addition to open gym time, the center also hosts introductory climbing lessons led by expert instructors, 10-week adult boot camps, climbing clubs for ages 5–7, and self-defense classes for climbers who encounter territorial mountain goats.

35 Saint-Raymond Blvd

Christine Tripp's countenance captures have been featured on the cover of Ottawa Wedding Magazine, and in her 2.5-hour level-one photography class, she shares her penchant for portrayals with those aspiring to hone skills on digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The course benefits from a flexible schedule; during the lesson, lens sharks sharpen foci on landscapes, wee ones, and very small dots, weaning themselves from the pacifiers attached to their camera's automatic modes. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras and manuals to unlock hidden life-encapsulation features.

901 Bank St

A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

1642 Merivale Road

The instructors at Patenaude Martial Arts embody fang shen do, or "way of survival" with several types of classes: kung fu, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and self-defense. These experts combine Eastern philosophies to teach the finer points of martial arts in classes for men and women. For self-defense, the also bring in kids or the full family. In all of these classes, the training doesn't focus entirely on fighting. The classes also teach things applicable to all areas of life, both inside and outside class, such as confidence, self control, and how to wear a belt with impeccable style.

1511 Merivale Rd