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Frommer's Ottawa with Kids Paperback – Sep 20 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 1 edition (Sept. 20 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894413334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894413336
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.6 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 231 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #851,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Family vacations have never been so easy with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places local parents and kids like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges, and tells you which ones are kid-friendly. Every Frommer's with Kids Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and outdoor activities. You'd be lost without us!

This new first edition of Frommer's Ottawa with Kids reveals the most fun and educational experiences for kids in Canada's capital. It's full of incredibly detailed tips - right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs. Inside you'll learn where to find hands-on, interactive museums; children's entertainment, from concerts to puppet shows; fascinating facts about our national monuments; kid-oriented shopping; plus parks and bike routes and other places to play. There are even suggested itineraries for each age group making trip planning a snap! Let Frommer's Ottawa with Kids show your family the exciting sights and sounds of Ottawa.

For Families with Kids of All Ages Let Frommer's show you where your kids can:

  • Have a sleepover at the Canada Aviation Museum
  • Join the march for the Changing of the Guard
  • Eat a Beaver Tail in ByWard Market
  • See politicians debate in the lively House of Commons
  • Visit the Mounties and their horses
  • Take a simulated flight through space
  • Learn about First Nations
  • Ice skate along the Rideau Canal
Plus invaluable travel tips:
  • Age ranges for every sight and activity
  • Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds
  • Outdoor adventures for the active family
  • Shopping for everything from baby booties to import CDs
Great trips begin at
  • Book flights, hotels, and rental cars
  • Get free updates on attractions and prices

About the Author

Canadian writer Louise Dearden was bitten by the travel bug on her first trip to Europe as a child. At the age of 17 she left Canada to pursue adventure in the U.K., where she lived and worked for fifteen years, visiting mainland Western Europe, particularly France, as often as possible. She has resided in Ontario for the past ten years with her husband and two children. When she is not pounding away at her keyboard, Louise can be found working in her garden or traveling throughout Ontario and Quebec.

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My first visit to Ottawa was as a guest at the biggest birthday party I'd ever attended. Read the first page
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We needed to take our grandaughter to Ottawa for Canada Day and I spotted this after a Google search. Because I visit Ottawa often on business trips, I know the city well, but the previous visits with grandchildren had been with three boys and we needed fresh ideas for a girl of 10. This is comprehensive listing of places and things to do, but it is now becoming dated. Phone numbers are often wrong. For example, the tour of haunted Ottawa (which is wildly popular - apprently dead politicians keep hanging around in the afterlife!) listed a phone number that was no longer connected. We assuumed that this attraction was no more, and then bumped into the kiosk on the street. The book did identify attractions of which I was unaware such as the RCMP stables and the Canadian Agricultural Museum (which is brilliant for kids that love animals). Some of the recommended restaurants are no more and we found this part not useful. So this is a good guide to possibilities, but then use directory assistance and the web to get current information.
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