There's really no better place to spend the weekend with your family than at Sundance Balloons in Ottowa.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Sundance Balloons is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
UrbanQuest showcases some of Canada's largest cities in an unconventional, informative light, crafting memorable adventures that often culminate with a delicious meal. Metropolitan buccaneers sign up for an UrbanQuest account and then decide which inner-city adventure they wish to undertake, be it the pursuit of city history, natural wonders, or a mermaid with doubloons for scales. A clue packet accompanies each quest—ranked easy, medium, or hard—and directs curious citizens to scour the city for leads, which eventually guide them to a mystery restaurant or coffee shop. This voyage gives participants a new understanding of the city they live in and stuffs their noggins with facts and information about key buildings and landmarks. At the same time, UrbanQuest offers ramblers a fresh dining experience, frustrating supercomputers whose circuit boards only allow for the taste of oatmeal. Participants can also opt out of a restaurant visit and simply race the clock, as restaurant tabs are not included with this Groupon.
As quests typically last 90 minutes and span 3–4 kilometres of walking, they are best suited for groups of two to four adventurers, though buyers may make their teams as big as they'd like. Learn more by checking out a demo quest and UrbanQuest's FAQ page.
Broadhead Brewing Company started from small beginnings, with little capital, its founders used their engineering background to build thier successful microbrewery. The company takes its name from the physically large craniums of its founders, Josh Larocque and Shane Matte, whose brains have long been filled with the idea of opening their own brewery. What started as a small-time operation run out of a basement blossomed into a full-time enterprise, as Broadhead staff built their own brewery and barroom from the ground up, and began churning out large batches of flavourful local beers for the general public. Guests stop in to taste and purchase beers in a wide range of styles and flavours such as a Wildcard Ale, Dark Horse Stout, or Underdog Pale Ale.
For a place full of zombies, lurking monsters, and inmates of an asylum for the insane, the sKreamers haunted attraction serves a pretty generous purpose. The seasonal haunt's proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Orleans. The organizers designed their haunted house to terrify young and old alike, although it is not recommended for children under 10. The Escapee's Scary Wagon Ride takes visitors on a terrifying trip through the woods, where they encounter toxic-waste issues and ghouls with an affinity for bathroom humour. Upon entering the Orleans Asylum for the Insane—a 150-year-old barn—guests are accosted by ghosts with bad attitudes who are just as likely to poke fun at a person as scare them. Out the back door lies the spawning nursery, where tiny monsters worm their way out of nightmares and into reality.
Tours that show off the historical sites found on any postcard are a dime a dozen—so it's time for something a little different. The "(de)" in Ottawa (de)tours is a deliberate play on words, as the guides here deviate from the expected and break down Ottawa's history and culture in more depth and diversity as well as show of how delightful their guides are. In one tour, guides point out the neighborhood's food-bearing trees, leading into a discussion about sustainability; in another, guides lead guests through Ottawa's largest mall, kicking off a seminar on the culture of "mall ratting." At the end of each tour, guests are invited to continue the conversation at a nearby establishment—and join the group for monthly meetups to stay abreast of the theme and social issues uncovered.
PlanetHealthFreak.com's philosophy is to empower consumers to learn how to shop for a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle while being eco-friendly at the same time. The health-focused social enterprise connects people to technologies, products, and services that avoid genetically modified ingredients, petroleum, and toxic chemicals. It also uses social media forums, such as Facebook and Twitter to broadcast its messages. The result: engaging lifestyle shopping tours that explore Ottawa's conscious health-conscious mind. They also offer a directory to find organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, green, and fair trade and cruelty free products, services—along with providing health info as it connects to the environment and economy.