#MyOttawa through Instagram + Contest


I spent this past weekend wandering, eating and photographing my way around Ottawa.

I ate a Beavertail while walking through the Byward Market, strolled down the Rideau Canal at sunset, awed at Parliament from the neighbouring province of Quebec and even bungee jumped at the highest bungee in North America.

Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Good news; you can do it too.

Simply share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using the #MyOttawa hash tag for the chance to run the offical @OttawaTourism Instagram account during one of three VIP weekends in Ottawa.

Winners will also receive  a prize package which includes two nights at the Lord Elgin Hotel, a $300 cash allowance and admission for two to the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Show them how you enjoy Ottawa in the Summer.

Winners to be chosen Aug 13, Sept 4 and Sept 25, 2013.

Learn more here

So, get tagging. In the mean time…

Check out my own Instagram images from
my weekend in Canada’s capital.


I’m in @ottawatourism this weekend to explore the city. Follow #MyOttawa to see more photos and give me some ideas of what to do. I found this little piece of art right outside my hotel. Off to explore before sunset!


Peeking through the “Wellington Wall”; Parliament Hill’s Victorian High Gothic wrought iron fence and front gates at MacKenzie Tower #MyOttawa


I wandered down the Rideau Canal for about an hour and found this small pedestrian bridge full of love locks #myottawa


I just grabbed a Beavertail at the Byward Market in downtown Ottawa. It is a whole-wheat pastry that is hand-stretched, then float cooked and served with everything from brown sugar to Nutella and bananas. I went with the original recipe and am eating it while wandering around the farmers market #myottawa


Watching a street performer in the Byward Market #myottawa


I want all of these berries. All of them. #myottawa


I’m currently standing in front of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in the province of Quebec, looking at Parliament Hill across the river in Ontario #myottawa


Playing around with the exhibits at the Canadian Museum of Civilization #myottawa


Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral through Maman sculpture; a 30ft high steel spider perched outside of the National Gallery of Canada. Maman is an ode to the artist, Louise Bourgeois’ own mother and embodies fertility & motherhood through a sac of marble eggs located in its bronze underbelly #myottawa


Stopped in at the Craft Beer Week Festival for a beer #myottawa


I just bungee jumped 200 feet into a quarry with Great Canadian Bungee, the highest bungee in North America. I didn’t even know something like this existed in Ottawa until I arrived and I’m pretty confident in saying that it was my favourite part of this entire trip www.bungee.ca #myottawa


While crossing the Alexandra Bridge between the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, a biker takes in the view of Parliament Hill and Ottawa River #myottawa


Can’t get enough of the galleries, museums and art in Ottawa #myottawa


I heart the sewer covers in Ottawa #myottawa


Still obsessed with the Parliament gates #myottawa


#MyOttawa adventure has sadly come to an end. But, you can share your own Ottawa photos using the #myottawa hash tag for the chance to win 1 of 3 VIP weekends as the official @ottawatourism account Instagrammer myottawa.vscampaign.com Good luck


Here are some of my favourite recent Instagrams
from the @OttawaTourism account:

A photo to get your weekend off to a smiling start! It’s a dogs life by @bwsteph. Have a great #MyOttawa weekend, everyone!


Stunning #MyOttawa share of #Mosaika, the sound and light show presented each night on Parliament Hill. Great photo, @si_silas!


Where’s the most #romantic place in #Ottawa? Great #MyOttawa share of the love padlocks above the Rideau Canal by @lindsaymmcphee #ExploreCanada


Such a colourful shot of an afternoon at the ByWard Market pubs by @pattylight1! Do you have vibrant photos of your favourite hangouts in Ottawa? Share them with #MyOttawa for your chance to be featured!


#Yoga on Parliament Hill every Wednesday at noon. Thanks to @aluciamv for this great share. #MyOttawa


Floating #yoga at Mooney’s Bay. A great #MyOttawa share by @urbanoceanscleanup. Where are your favourite spots in #Ottawa to appreciate the outdoors?


This trip was made possible by Ottawa Tourism.
All views & opinions are my own.

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