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04-22-2012, 01:45 PM
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Hey guys, anyone know if tailgaiting is allowed? I saw some people in Game 3 doing it beside the tunnel, do cops care at all if you have a few beers in the tunnel before the game?

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Hey guys, anyone know if tailgaiting is allowed? I saw some people in Game 3 doing it beside the tunnel, do cops care at all if you have a few beers in the tunnel before the game?
Lots of people were tailgating for game 4 when I went. Don't see any problems with it.

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Lots of people were tailgating for game 4 when I went. Don't see any problems with it.
Cool, thanks man.

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There are plenty of hotels in the downtown Core. The Westin is in the Rideau Centre and is pretty central. Take a walk around the Byward Market and you're bound to find something you like restaurant-wise. Good selection there but it's also party central during the weekend. I think there is a bus that goes directly to the casino.
Thanks.

Any other hotels I should check out? The Westin looks nice but expensive.

Any specific restaurants that I should try while I am there?

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Downtown hotels off the top of my head:

Radisson (Never been)
Mariott (used to be a Radisson, now more fancy, price probably went up. has revolving restauraunt at top)
Delta (decent, has a pool/waterslide)
Minto Place (nice rooms)
Les Suites (don't remember)
Novotell right beside Les Suites, Byward Market, Rideau Centre)
Chateau Laurier (again, unnecessarily expensive (but cool to say you stayed at))
Best western (is close-ish to downtown)
Lord Elgin (again probably expensive, but I remember the breakfast being good )

There are others that aren't huge chains, (and are closer to the tourist part of Downtown than, say, the Delta, Radisson, and Minto but I don't remember them, and haven't stayed at them. The ones I mentioned are all decent as I remember, but we had a family of five, and we couldn't all fit in a Novotell room in the usual fashion.

Anyways, there's lots of options I'm sure.

EDIT: If my memory serves me correctly, one of these smaller downtown hotels is a former jail (museum) where you can sleep in a cell, which sounds cool if you're into that sort of thing. Then you can tell your relatives you went to jail


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04-25-2012, 09:49 PM
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Hi, I have an appointment at the US Consulate on Sussex next week so I am planning on coming down from Toronto this weekend and making a trip of it.

I don't really trust my car to handle the 4-5 hour drive so I was wondering what other options there are. Is Greyhound the cheapest option? Also, since I wouldn't have a car I would like a hotel that is fairly central to everything, close to the bus/train station, shops, restaurants, consulate, etc. How is the Quality Hotel on Rideau?

As far as things to see, from skimming through this thread I listed the Parliament, Rideau Hall, The Mint. Anything else? What about restaurants? I am open to anything (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Indian) but the person I am with is vegetarian.

I also wanted to go to a casino. Is the Casino du Lac-Leamy the main one? If so, is there public transit or a shuttle that goes there regularly?

Thanks in advance.
Hi again,

I don't know if bus or train is cheaper. Ask someone for confirmation, but I think it's easier to get to the core from the train station than the Bus Terminal, as the station is on the Transitway, which brings busses through downtown. Just know which bus is yours. I would have no clue, I don't live in Ottawa.

Attractionwise, there's lots of museums/galleries. I'm not sure if you're allowed inside Notre Dame, but it's pretty impressive inside (and no, I'm not confusing it with Montreal). you can rent a bike (Ottawa has BIXI bike sharing) and go down the canal, and behind the Parliament Buildings and Supreme Court. That's all I can think of for now. Are the tulips out yet anyone?

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04-26-2012, 03:59 PM
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Via Rail
$$273 Round trip.

Greyhound
$97 Round trip.

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06-22-2012, 11:36 AM
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If Murray is saying the Sens are in on Nash a few hours before the trade that to me means we have landed him.

I think it will look like this:

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going to ottawa later this year, im staying with a friend so i'll probably just eat there as well.

ive already planned a trip to parliment hill, any other cant miss places?

Also in downtown ottawa what are there for stores, may want to get a bit of christmas shopping done while there. Mainly looking for stuff like souvineir stores and hockey stores.

By hockey stores i mean like attire and stuff not hockey equipment.

And would the store in scotiabank place be open midday?

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08-01-2012, 10:54 PM
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going to ottawa later this year, im staying with a friend so i'll probably just eat there as well.

ive already planned a trip to parliment hill, any other cant miss places?

Also in downtown ottawa what are there for stores, may want to get a bit of christmas shopping done while there. Mainly looking for stuff like souvineir stores and hockey stores.

By hockey stores i mean like attire and stuff not hockey equipment.

And would the store in scotiabank place be open midday?
Sens Store is 10am-5pm from Monday to Saturday, 12pm-5pm on Sunday.

I always just like walking in the marketplace in Ottawa, but there is still lots of stuff to do downtown. I've heard some positive reviews about the Mint. I know this may not fancy you and you may not have enough time, but I could spend forever in the War Museum which isn't too far away. If you're in the winter, obviously the canal, but other than that I find Ottawa a great place to just roam.

As for Hockey stores, I'm not from downtown but there would have to be something. Also, if you find yourself in Kanata Centrum (right near Scotiabank Place), there is a ProHockeyLife, which has a combination of attire (all 30 teams) and equipment.

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08-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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Hey guys, heading to Ottawa with my girlfriend on Thursday till Sunday, and staying at her friends house. I am very excited. I skimmed through the thread and got a lot of great ideas. I can't wait to get to the Casino over the river, and I am a duckpin bowler in Rhode Island, and a lot of 5pin bowlers come down and bowl our pro tour so I am checking out a 5pin alley for sure.

She has been before, so I'm sure she has a general idea of what we plan on doing, but is there anything a hockey fan must do in Ottawa?

Also, how are people around there to American tourists? I will do my best to not be the stereotypical American, but sometimes it is tough lol. I will obviously be extremely respectful, but my girlfriend had mentioned something about when we head over to the Casino and that whole area that are not to keen on people who can not speak French.

Thanks, Chris.

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08-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hey guys, heading to Ottawa with my girlfriend on Thursday till Sunday, and staying at her friends house. I am very excited. I skimmed through the thread and got a lot of great ideas. I can't wait to get to the Casino over the river, and I am a duckpin bowler in Rhode Island, and a lot of 5pin bowlers come down and bowl our pro tour so I am checking out a 5pin alley for sure.

She has been before, so I'm sure she has a general idea of what we plan on doing, but is there anything a hockey fan must do in Ottawa?

Also, how are people around there to American tourists? I will do my best to not be the stereotypical American, but sometimes it is tough lol. I will obviously be extremely respectful, but my girlfriend had mentioned something about when we head over to the Casino and that whole area that are not to keen on people who can not speak French.

Thanks, Chris.
You have to try to skate on the canal. However, if you plan on doing this on your current trip, make sure you bring floaties.

Seriously, Ottawa is generally one of the nicest cities you could be in (at least that's my impression). It's very clean, and whenever I'm downtown I say hi when passing people on the streets. You're not judged because you're American. My stereotypically Texan family visited and they were treated fine, even after making comments like "Why is your White House so old looking?".

That being said, there still is the slight risk that someone would judge you for not speaking French, but most people don't care, especially if you're right near the city. That kind of stuff doesn't happen generally until you hit [insert Quebec City or small Quebec town here]. Have fun! Maybe someone else here can answer any other questions you have. If you're genuinely a nice person, I guarantee you have no problems whatsoever here.

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11-06-2012, 01:11 PM
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I'm just wondering if people can make a suggestion about Remembrance Day this Sunday. I haven't gone in years, but what time should I get down to the War Memorial for to get a decent view? Seeing as how it is on a Sunday this year, the crowd will probably be bigger than if it were on a weekday. I was thinking of leaving around 8:30-9:00, coming from the west end.

Suggestions? Thoughts?

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I'm just wondering if people can make a suggestion about Remembrance Day this Sunday. I haven't gone in years, but what time should I get down to the War Memorial for to get a decent view? Seeing as how it is on a Sunday this year, the crowd will probably be bigger than if it were on a weekday. I was thinking of leaving around 8:30-9:00, coming from the west end.

Suggestions? Thoughts?
Yeah usually it starts getting crowded around 9:30.. Like you said being Sunday this year it will most likely be closer to 9.. Be sure to leave early enough to also find parking (if driving.. Not sure how the buses work on remembrance day) All the streets around the memorial will be closed so you will have to park a few streets away and walk... I went last year and it was fairly busy but we still ended up getting a good view...

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I'm going to Bayshore tomorrow and only Bayshore. Anyone know which store sells penny sleeves and top loaders ? I assume any dollar store would, but don't want to spend a lot of time searching.

Unfortunately Wal-Mart here doesn't have them and no, I'm not just going for those sleeves and top loaders.

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Hey guys, hoping you can help me out as I'm in a bit of a pickle.

My car is completely dead right now, and I'm in downtown and need to find a garage that is quality and cheap to help replace the alternator.

Any suggestions for reputable garages? I'm not from the area and just go to school here so I have no idea of where to go, and google isn't too helpful as the last person I called apparently is in Manotick.

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Hey guys, might be making a trip up to Ottawa to see them play the Leafs this season. Just wondering what the best/cheapest way to get tickets is?

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Hey guys, might be making a trip up to Ottawa to see them play the Leafs this season. Just wondering what the best/cheapest way to get tickets is?
Tickets are never cheap to leafs games here as Compared to any other team but I'd recommend capital tickets or stub hub.

It would be hard pressed to find an Ottawa fan selling tickets cheap to a Toronto game if they own a package they are usually the one pair of to keys you can count on bringing you more money than you paid for them tbh.

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Got Really Lucky and snagged some glass tickets for the price of nosebleeds at the garden for tomorrow's game! Now I just need to book a room, I asked on the phone if the teams still stay at the Brookstreet and the person on the phone said not that they know of. Do teams now stay at Chateau Cartier? Which is better for seeing the game. Not looking to take an hour long bus ride to the game! TIA Guys!!!

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Got Really Lucky and snagged some glass tickets for the price of nosebleeds at the garden for tomorrow's game! Now I just need to book a room, I asked on the phone if the teams still stay at the Brookstreet and the person on the phone said not that they know of. Do teams now stay at Chateau Cartier? Which is better for seeing the game. Not looking to take an hour long bus ride to the game! TIA Guys!!!

It's usually Brookstreet, the Chateau Laurier or the Westin, but I think most stay at Brookstreet now. They aren't going to tell people over the phone about a team staying there though, as I'm sure they have had problems with stupid fans causing scenes and disrupting the team within the hotel. Staying downtown is better, but in terms of being closer to the rink Brookstreet is better. There are a couple hotels (Country Suites and a Holiday Inn) closer to the stadium, but aren't as nice obviously.

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It's usually Brookstreet, the Chateau Laurier or the Westin, but I think most stay at Brookstreet now. They aren't going to tell people over the phone about a team staying there though, as I'm sure they have had problems with stupid fans causing scenes and disrupting the team within the hotel. Staying downtown is better, but in terms of being closer to the rink Brookstreet is better. There are a couple hotels (Country Suites and a Holiday Inn) closer to the stadium, but aren't as nice obviously.
Thanks a lot! Planning to get to town early and check it out. Gonna head to the hotel after and pregame and head over.

Everyone is telling me to eat at the Market, whats the best place there??

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Everyone is telling me to eat at the Market, whats the best place there??
There's a huge selection, but my favourite is Fat Tuesday's, which is a cajun/new orleans inspired place. Not a single thing on the menu I wouldn't consider ordering.

If you're looking for a pub with a decent menu, you can't go wrong with The Brig. I've been going there for over a decade whenever I'm in town, and it's always been solid.

If you're looking for just a casual, quick bite, Zak's Diner is not too shabby (pretty much your standard retro 50's diner).

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Hi guys.

Making my first trip to SBP on 28 March for the Rangers game.

Staying just the one night, arriving by plane at noon, and taking Via rail to Montreal Friday for the weekend.

I think I have a ticket in 211, front row, and from what I gather, that's a great seat.

If I want to have some bar / pub fun after the game, I'm assuming I should stay downtown, which is also closer to the train station.

Someone here suggested Hotel Indigo on Metcalfe.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Thanks in advance. First beer is on me!

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What's up guys, I'm heading to ottawa on april 20th for the game against the leafs and I'm wondering if I can get into SBP before the game to see the morning skate. Does anyone know If it's open to the public. Also does anyone know where the best place to go to try and get an autograph would be?

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