Celebrating the Civic Holiday in the capital

Jul 29, 2014

With the Civic Holiday fast approaching, Timbercreek has pulled together a few fun and family-friendly activities in the Ottawa area. The Civic Holiday is celebrated in most of Canada on the first Monday in August. Ottawa is rocking with festivals and events during this long weekend, so let’s take a look at some of your options.

International Busker Festival
Ottawa’s annual International Busker Festival descends on the Sparks Street Mall in downtown Ottawa for all three days of the Civic Holiday Weekend. This Busker Festival features daily performances by acrobats, contortionists, musicians, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and other exciting acts from across Canada and worldwide. The International Busker Festival is a free festival where families can enjoy exciting performances by amazing performers. Buskerfest runs from July 31st until August 4th from 11am until 11pm. Timbercreek’s Ottawa community at 135 York Street is only a ten-minute transit ride from the Sparks Street Mall where the Busker Festival is taking place.

Lumiere Festival
The Lumiere Festival has been showcasing art, magic and light for over ten-years in the Ottawa area. The festival takes place from July 31st until August 16th in New Edinburgh Park, only a 20-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 145 York Street community in Ottawa. You can enjoy live performances, film installations, face painting, food vendors, lantern-making workshops and more. This is the perfect family-friendly event for the Civic Holiday as there is something for everyone.

Be a Tourist
Spend your Civic Holiday Long Weekend being a tourist in your own city. Ottawa is full of amazing scenes, sights and sounds that deserve to be explored. Parliament Hill is the seat of Canada’s federal government and the setting for national celebrations. This historic site is the most visited Ottawa attraction and is a must-see. There are a variety of cultural attractions, museums and galleries located in the heart of Ottawa. Whether it’s the stunning National Gallery of Canada, or the dramatic and historic Canadian War Museum, these are fantastic places to explore during your long weekend.

After taking in some Canadian culture at local galleries and museums, take a walk through ByWard Market and enjoy the farmers market, artisan vendors, delicious surrounding restaurants and bustling atmosphere. ByWard market is only a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 146 Stewart Street community in Ottawa. Finally, end your tourist tour of your city at the stunning Rideau Canal, a historic waterway filled with activity.

Enjoy your Civic Holiday in Ottawa with the activities and events mentioned in this article. Whether you are taking in a local festival or exploring the sights and sounds of your city, Timbercreek Communities has got you covered!

Recent Posts

  • Affordable Valentine’s Day date night ideas we love

    Feb 19, 2020
    Planning a date night for Valentine’s Day? If you’re on a tight budget, going out can be tricky. We want to help you enjoy a magical date with your date. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Day date night ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
    Read More >>>
  • How to wear skirts and dresses in winter without freezing

    Feb 17, 2020
    Winter is in full freeze but that doesn’t mean you have to dress like it’s 20 below outside. You can look chic and stay warm -- you can even wear skirts and dresses in the winter! To help you wear your favourite skirts or dresses in the colder months, here are some fashionable tips to make your outfits more winter-friendly.
    Read More >>>
  • 4 DIY Winter Blankets

    Feb 13, 2020
    With winter in full swing in Canada, now is the perfect time to get cozy and crafty at home! To help you enjoy the season to the fullest, here are some epic DIY winter blanket projects to try. They’re fun to do and will make your apartment even cozier!
    Read More >>>
  • How to protect your pet this winter

    Feb 11, 2020
    ​Your pet is part of your family so it’s very important to go out of your way for them. They provide you with so much love and affection and expect so little in return. This winter, protect your pet with these tips.
    Read More >>>
  • The best winter events in Ottawa

    Feb 05, 2020
    With winter in full swing in Ottawa, now is the perfect time to get out of the house and have fun at a winter event! To help you enjoy the season to the fullest, here are some local winter events in the capital that you have to visit.
    Read More >>>