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mid july events?

We are planning a trip to Ottowa and Quebec and would like to find out if there are any special events( music, garden, theater, etc) mid-july so we can plan our time.

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1. Re: mid july events?

noticed I misspelled Ottawa.. sorry..

Ottawa, ON
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2. Re: mid july events?

The Cisco Blues Festival (much more than just blues music) and the Music & Beyond Festival (classical) both run through to July 17. The Ottawa Turkish Festival starts on July 15. The Company of Fools will be doing Antony & Cleopatra in various parks in Ottawa as part of their Torchlight Shakespeare Series. And the big charity beach volleyball tournament (1000+ teams) at Mooney’s Bay happens on July 16 - includes continuous live rock music throughout the day.

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thanks.. we will have a car... what are some ideas for day trips in the area... we are active seniors..

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Hi ess536;

About a 1.75 hour drive southwest of Ottawa (102 miles / 164 km.) is the town of Gananoque (pronounced GAN-AN-OCK-WAY), the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands". From there you can take a boat tour of the 1000 Islands.

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g182143-d13…

www.ganboatline.com/

They offer 1 hr, 2.5 hr, 5 hr, and 8 hour tours. The 5 hour tour stops at Boldt Castle, which was built in 1900 by the former owner of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. If you wish to walk about the island and tour through the castle, you will need to clear U.S. Customs, as the island is in American waters. Be sure that you bring your identification as required.

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g29794-d105…

www.boldtcastle.com/

While in Gananoque, check out;

The Thousand Islands Playhouse for great live theatre.

tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g182143-c88400/Gananoq…

http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/

1000 Islands Skydeck

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g1200493-d1…

http://www.1000islandsskydeck.com/home.php

If you decide to stay in Gananoque overnight, I strongly recommend the Islandview Inn Bed & Breakfast, which is located only 1 block from where the tour boats dock, and the St Lawrence River.

tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g182143-d619664-…

www.islandviewinnbb.com/

The Holiday Inn Express would be my second choice, but is located at the opposite end of town.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g182143-d578912…

hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/yonca/hoteldetail…

For more info on the 1000 Islands;

www.1000islandsgananoque.com

www.visit1000islands.com/

www.1000islandsinfo.com/

Canada has a natural beauty that MUST be seen, which is why I'm suggesting some time in the 1000 Islands Region.

Best Regards

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5. Re: mid july events?

Thanks... sounds wonderful.

I'll check things out and then followup with more questions!

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You're Welcome !

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7. Re: mid july events?

we are trying to map out the trip.

As of now we plan to get to Ottawa on Sat July 9th and stay til late Monday the 11th and drive to Gananque, spending 2 nights there..taking the 5 hour boat ride on Tuesday or Wednesday....and perhaps seeing a play.

Do you have any suggestions for what to do on as we are driving down towards NY.... we have a day we are flexible....

thanks again

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8. Re: mid july events?

Peterborough has the Festival of Lights outdoors by Little Lake Park walking distance from Holiday Inn

A music fest with well known names and spectacular light displays

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9. Re: mid july events?

We'll be in the area from the 9th - 13thth... is that when the fest is on?

Thanks..

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