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8 activities for your winter bucket list in the Capital

Canada’s Capital is really beautiful after a snowfall, and there’s so much to do in the great outdoors during the winter months. Here are a few activities to try on NCC lands during this wonderful time of the year.

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The Making of Gees Bees Honey Company

Let me take you back to 10 years ago. In the winter of 2009, my husband and I bought our first home in Dunrobin. When move-in day came that spring, we discovered a colony of honeybees living in the walls of the house. At the time, we didn’t know anything about bees. We tried calling pest control companies to remove them, and the only option seemed to be extermination, which we didn’t want to do.

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Exclusive offers: A special program for outdoor enthusiasts

A large number of merchants are taking part in loyalty programs, which are continuing to grow in popularity. In the past, a certain number of businesses frequented by Gatineau Park skiers already offered discounts for customers with season passes.

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Report on Activities - November 2018

On November 22, the NCC Board of Directors met to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Here are some of the highlights presented in my Report on Activities.

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Gardens and Healthy Cities

Researchers, the public and governments are taking notice that gardens and picturesque landscapes provide unique contributions to human health. On October 30, 2018, the NCC’s Urbanism Lab partnered with Canadensis to explore the many benefits of green spaces in our cities.

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The National War Memorial: A window on our past

Historical images are a window on our past. They provide an opportunity to take in the scene and build a story around what is being represented — or spark an interest in finding out the real story about what is going on. You can step back and enjoy the picture as a whole, or narrow your focus to look at specific details that others may miss. It is a moment in time that has been preserved for the future.

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Five Greenbelt Farms You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall

The vegetable season may soon be over, but there’s still plenty to discover in Canada’s Capital Greenbelt this fall. Check out these five unique farms, each with a distinctly local experience.

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Responsible Trail Management

A few years ago, when we initially began to look at addressing the problem of unofficial trails in Gatineau Park, our thinking was to harmonize the needs and requests of Park users with the Park’s conservation mandate. So we created the Responsible Trail Management project.

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Views You Need to See Before Fall Rhapsody Ends

It’s always a magical time to be in the capital during the fall. Everywhere you go you’re able to catch brilliant displays of colour as the leaves change. Fall Rhapsody is taking place from now until October 21st and you’ll be able to get some spectacular displays of colour around the city. Here are some of the views you can’t miss during Fall Rhapsody:

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