Local tourism industry needs a long-term plan to make sure the goodwill generated by city’s Canada 150 celebrations doesn’t go to waste once the glow has faded, experts say
"I think we've changed the perception people have about Ottawa."
With the current forecast offering up temperatures close to -28 Celsius with 15 km/hour winds, fireworks and a multimedia light show might not work.
The Conference Board of Canada projects that this year's tourism gains will be sustained through 2018.
Ottawa residents and people from across the country will soon be able to lace up on Parliament Hill as the $5.6 million rink nears completion.
MosaïCanada150 found much of its success on social media, with more than 10,000 Instagram posts naming the event in a hashtag.
Rink will open on Dec. 7 and stay open until Dec. 31.
Section dedicated to Ottawa 2017 signature events, such as La Machine, Red Bull Crashed Ice and the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge.
Canada Day may be over, but the fun continues as Ottawa plays host through the fall to a number of high-profile events and unique attractions.
In July, we launched a Canada 150-inspired contest to celebrate Rogers Small Business customers and give them the opportunity to tell their success stories.