Wednesday 25 September 2013

Technically Beautiful

Everyone knows how much I love Canada and for the longest time, I have wanted to showcase Canada on my blog. So, I've decided to ask Canadian bloggers to answer 5 questions about their province.

This week Cathy, from Cathy Thinking Out Loud, is answering questions about Ontario.

1. Where are you from:
I grew up from Grade 6 onwards in Mississauga, Ontario and lived in the GTA until I married, with the exception of four years I attended University in Ottawa. I relocated to Ottawa permanently about 21 years ago. 

2. Favourite thing about your province:
I like the diversity of the people in Ontario and the diversity of places; large urban cities, small towns, isolated forest and northern shield, lakes, rivers. It has it all. 

3. What is your region (province and/or city) known for:
My region is the Capital of Canada and is known for Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal (longest skating rink) and Beaver Tails. This area is also known for its Maple Syrup. 

4. Where to:
a) Stay: 
Chateau Laurier, Brookstreet Hotel Kanata, Holiday in Kanata. There are also some lovely Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in Ottawa and its surrounding areas. 
b) Eat: 
Black Cat Bistro (Preston St) The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro (several locations) The Lone Star Texas Grill (several locations) Shawarma Palace (Richmond Rd) Dagwood’s Subs (Kanata) Baan Thai (Centrepointe Rd) Haveli’s Indian Restaurant (Robertson Rd) Sukhothai Restaurant (Robertson Rd). Remember to have a Beaver Tail and Poutine when visiting the capital.
c) Go/what to do: 
There are tons of things to do in the Capital Region including Bluesfest, the Tulip Festival, Winterlude, and nowhere beats Ottawa on Canada Day. There is the National Art Gallery and many museums including the Agricultural Museum which is a working farm. The Rideau Canal and Ottawa River offer water activities. Ottawa has many kilometres of bike trails, and parks and trails for hiking and long walks. There are tours of the Parliament Buildings, the Mint, and the Governor General’s house: Rideau Hall. Ottawa has both NHL and OHL hockey for the sports enthusiast. Lastly the National Art Centre (NAC) and Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) offer plays and performances to suit all tastes. 

5. A "must know" about your province:
I think a visit to Northern Ontario is a must when visiting Ontario. Whether it is the wild untamed Algonquin Park or the five star resorts in Muskoka you will find beautiful natural surroundings, and breathtaking views.
Thanks Cathy for taking the time to answer these questions!!

For more information on Ontario, please visit Ontario Tourism.

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