Tips for traveling with kids this March breakPublished on March 6, 2018

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Young travellers are in for a treat this March break thanks to the Ottawa International Airport Authority’s ingenuity. Understanding that traveling with children can be stressful, the Authority has found a creative way to bring some fun to kids coming through Ottawa.


Local artist Jennifer Nicol was hired to create an airport activity workbook for kids that chronicles a class trip to Toronto. The workbook helps to explain the airport process to children, while familiarizing them with iconic Ottawa International Airport features, like the water feature, birchbark canoe, and Inukshuk, while explaining their historical significance.

“Each page includes an activity that is not only visually beautiful but also an innovative way to tell our airport story as we share slivers of Canadian history,” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. “Who knows - it may even spark the love of aviation for a future pilot.”

“Having the opportunity to illustrate this activity book has truly opened my eyes to the wealth of Canadian history and architecture the Ottawa International Airport has to offer,” said artist Jennifer Nicol. 

The activity books are available to pickup at the Info Kiosks in level 1 or 3. Crayons are included! For more tips on traveling with kids, you can also visit the Kid’s Zone section on the Ottawa International Airport’s website.

Olivia Taggart

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