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25 Jun, 2015

Movies on the Beach 2015 = free fun in Ottawa!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|- Westboro|Ottawa

Will be catch a movie at Westboro beach this year?

Movies on the Beach is one of the most fun things to do during the summer in Ottawa. It’s hosted by Majic 100 (who have renamed it Friday Night Flicks by the way) and it’s free! We’ve been to the one at Westboro Beach a few times, so if you’re planning on going, here’s what I recommend:

  • The movies start at sundown but arrive early to nab a good spot.
  • Since you’re arriving early, keep the kids occupied with outdoor toys (buckets and shovels are perfect for Westboro Beach!) or spread out a blanket and bring a picnic.
  • You can watch the movie on a blanket (kids might enjoy lying on the ground) but most folks bring lawn chairs. It’s really the most comfortable way to watch the movie. (At least it is for me!)
  • Don’t forget the popcorn and snacks!
  • Also, it might be an idea to tuck a flashlight and bug spray into your purse, just in case. It gets dark at Westboro Beach at night!

Here’s the schedule for Ottawa’s Movies on the Beach 2015

  • July 3, Mooney’s Bay Beach (Into the Woods)
  • July 17, Walter Baker Park (Big Hero 6)
  • July 31, Westboro Beach (Home)
  • August 14, Heritage Orleans Park (Box Trolls)
  • August 28, Larkin House Park (Annie)

I can’t speak for the other locations, but there’s washroom facilities and easy parking at Westboro Beach.

We’ve had great fun in past years! Consider making it a date with another family and meeting there. Do note: given the start time, movie night winds up being a late night for the youngest kiddos, so consider yourselves warned. :)


1 Response to "Movies on the Beach 2015 = free fun in Ottawa!"

1 | Tiana

June 25th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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Too bad it’s every 2 weeks, it’s opposing my custody schedule!

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