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New free day-use permits to make it easier to visit Ontario parks

(Via Government of Ontario) The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable to get safely outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until September 2, 2021. Starting June 7, visitors will also be able to guarantee access to 17 select provincial parks to avoid long line-ups during popular and busy visitation times by obtaining a daily vehicle permit in advance. ...

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Montreal Architect to Design Innovative Winter Habitat at Ottawa’s First Winter Design Festival

OTTAWA, ON – The Winter Design Festival announced today Montreal architect Sylvain Bilodeau as the winner of Ottawa’s first ever Winter Design and Build Competition. Bilodeau’s proposal was selected by a panel of design industry experts and community activists coming from the educational and professional stream of Architecture and Urban Planning. ...

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Awesome Ottawa: Curling on your neighbourhood rink, with fully painted targets

These photos come from Craig at the Bells Corners Blog . This is neighbourhood bonspiel in the Lakeview community. Craig says: [ ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/curling2.jpg) [ ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/curling1.jpg) [ ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/curling3.jpg) ** See also: ** Ottawa Sports and Recreation Guide If you liked this post, please consider subscribing to our blog via email, Twitter, Facebook or RSS. ...

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Camping in Ottawa and Gatineau: OttawaStart's interactive map of local campgrounds

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2011-07-04-campground.jpg) We recently launched the Ottawa Campgrounds and RV Guide , a new page on our site with a huge listing of Ottawa and Gatineau campgrounds. There are over 50 listed right now. Pictured above is the sign at the entrance of the Ottawa Municipal Campground, one of the most centrally located campsites around, right between Kanata and Bayshore in the Greenbelt. ...