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10 Aug, 2022

Checking things off my Ottawa Summer Bucket List: Eat some ice cream

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

I’m collecting my thoughts and sorting photos from our summer camping trip and wanted to post this bucket list item while the sun is shining!

THIS, is the kind of summer bucket list item anyone can get behind, am I right or am I right? :D

There used to be three Ottawa ice cream shops on our “best ice cream in Ottawa” list but we stopped going to Stella Luna when we learned the owner supported the “Freedom” Convoy group when they occupied our city earlier this year.

Why would we, when there are other amazing places to visit… Ones that scoop up the delicious goods AND are good caring members of our community?

Our two fave ice cream shops are both worth (repeat) visits: Moo Shu and The Merry Dairy. Merry Dairy is where we ended up yesterday, mostly because we were sort of in the neighbourhood (only a minor detour required anyway!) and besides, it was their turn. ;)

What is your fave place to get ice cream in and around Ottawa?

One place we haven’t been to yet is Beachconers in Britannia! I think will have to remedy that very soon.


2 Responses to "Checking things off my Ottawa Summer Bucket List: Eat some ice cream"

1 | Sally Dowe Marchand

August 10th, 2022 at 1:37 pm


Wow. Saw your Instagram and Twitter posts on this and added our fave –
@themerrydairy. We too used to go to Stella Luna which is only blocks from our place – an easy stroll. However we too stopped going after learning of their support of the trucker convoy. It has had a big negative impact on our fair city and continues to have a negative

2 | Jenn Jilks

August 10th, 2022 at 1:59 pm


We have to eat non-dairy. We like Westport for ice cream!

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