The Canadian Film Institute is pleased to present the 9th Israeli Film Festival, celebrating the best of contemporary Israeli cinema. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Cultural Forum (Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, and Jewish Community Council of Ottawa/Vaad Ha'ir, Canada Israel Cultural Foundation). All films are Ottawa Area premieres!

The Ottawa Area

Ottawa home buyers who like to shop will find this is your kind of city. Whether you are looking for major department stores, discount warehouses or individual boutiques, the Ottawa real estate community has them all. There are a number of interesting shopping areas which are perfect for outdoor strolling and feature a wide range of locally-crafted, original and antique merchandise.

Ottawa Relocation with Pets

Moving can be stressful enough for us humans, but our furry family members can be especially prone to stress during a move. Pets get used to routines just like their human relatives do. But, unlike us, they are not independent. They look to us to provide them with their most basic needs. By following a few simple steps you can make your move to Ottawa  “pet friendly”.

Earth Day Ottawa Canada

Here in Ottawa, we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community.  No matter what time of year it is, you’ll find that there’s always something going on in the city that the whole family can enjoy. Earth Day is almost here!  First celebrated on April 22, 1970, many people consider Earth Day a symbol of the modern day environmental movement.  This day is all about celebrating and enjoying Mother Nature. It’s also a great holiday to enjoy with your family in the great outdoors!  Here’s a look at some of the fun Earth Day events going on around Ottawa neighbourhoods..

Easter in the Ottawa real estate area is an exciting time for all, because honestly, who doesn't LOVE chocolate and cuddly little bunnies?! I know one of our favorite family holidays is Easter because of all the fun you can enjoy outside with friends and family. The Ottawa area is so wonderful because of the many family friendly events and great outdoor weather this time of the year. If you are looking to move to Ottawa, or buy Ottawa real estate, you will be excited to learn there are many fun and delicious Easter activities for you and your family to enjoy every year!

Buying Ottawa Real Estate

It’s understandable why Ottawa home buying is often seen as an incredible daunting task by interested home buyers. After all, it’s the biggest investment you’ll ever make! As an Ottawa real estate expert, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be as stressful if you define your home buying parameters early on. By specifying everything from the price range, square footage and Ottawa neighbourhoods you want, you’ll significantly narrow down your options and ultimately save yourself a lot of time and money. Here is a quick overview of the types of choices you should make early on in order to give yourself a great Ottawa Home Search experience:

Crystal Beach Homes For Sale

Crystal Beach is a  beautiful family-friendly neighbourhood nestled along the shores of the Ottawa River. If you are looking for a neighbourhood that offers a huge variety of entertainment and lifestyle options, then Crystal Beach is wonderful place in which to live. There are  all kinds of real estate opportunities available throughout the Crystal Beach area, and you can count on realtors Geoff and Bobbie McGowan to lead you to the place that's right for you and your whole family; so whether you're looking to rent, lease or purchase a new home in Ottawa's west end, trust these real estate experts to lead you to a house, condo or apartment in Crystal Beach that you love.

Orléans City History

As a suburban area within the dynamic city of Ottawa, Orléans is conveniently located in the eastern part of the city along the beautiful Ottawa River. Within a short 16 km (10 miles) commute to the downtown Ottawa area, the area of Orléans is quickly becoming a highly coveted place to buy real estate and raise families.

Ottawa Real Estate

Unless you live without news access, then you have probably  heard someone talking about the Ottawa area's newest street novelty-the $100 Hotdog, presented by DougieDog Hot Dogs. The Vancouver based restaurant announced the latest in fast food extravagance, the world’s first $100 hot dog. Are you ready to find out what could possibly make a hotdog worth $100? And how about it, are you ready to dish out $100 for this?

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Ottawa Area Entertainment

The Billings Estate, located in the beautiful Ottawa real estate area, has yet another entertaining special event series scheduled for you and your family to enjoy. Every Friday in August, be sure to grab a blanket and bring the kids for an evening of Campfire and Storytelling at the Billings Estate Ottawa National Historic Site. The entertainment will include: