Tourism and agri-tourism

Ottawa’s countryside

Ottawa’s Countryside, an initiative of the Ottawa Rural Tourism Council is a grass roots organization that markets and promotes the rural tourism industry.

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Directional farm signage program

The Directional Farm Signage Program promotes distinct city-sanctioned signage that assists the public to locate rural farm based businesses.

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Savour Ottawa

Savour Ottawa develops and promotes Ottawa as a top, year-round culinary destination. Savour Ottawa local food is grown, raised and harvested in Ottawa, the counties of Prescott Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Leeds and Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, Frontenac and the Outaouais.

Savour Ottawa was the winner of the Ontario Culinary Tourism 2010 Leadership Award, presented by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance.

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Buy local food guide

Just Food works with farmers and others to encourage the sourcing and selling local food. One initiative undertaken in partnership with the City of Ottawa is the development of a Buy Local Food Guide.

The guide allows people to connect with local farms and markets and develop ongoing relationships with farmers in Ottawa. See Just Food for more information on program initiatives.

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Rural events and attractions listing

The City has developed an online calendar for not-for-profit rural and agricultural groups in Ottawa to promote their community events. It features attractions such as farmers markets, agricultural fairs, museums and other exciting destinations. An online submission form is also available.

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