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Canberra’s best dog swimming spots

Is your dog a panting mess, flopped down under a tree or spread out on the kitchen floor tiles getting under your feet? It’s not much fun going for ‘walkies’ on a sweltering hot Canberra summer day. Instead of letting those dog days get you down, why not take your dog for a swim instead? […]

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10 ways to spend a hot Canberra day

It’s gonna be a hot one. Here are 10 ways to stay cool on a hot Canberra day. Explore one of the local swimming spots 16 places to swim in Canberra (that aren’t pools!) Cool off from the inside The Scoop: best places for ice cream We all scream for ice cream Take a dip […]

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Canberra shrugs off holiday ghost town reputation

Canberra has long been laughed off as “a ghost town” over the Christmas break, with anyone who stays put struggling to find a coffee shop or restaurant that isn’t closed. But it seems all that is changing. Whether it was because of Lonely Planet’s recent nod to our city being one of the top places […]

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Shady playgrounds for summer

In the heat of summer, all you need is somewhere with generous shade. …and maybe to be waited on by Channing Tatum with some champagne but that’s less important. Here are six playgrounds with generous amounts of shade so your kids’ time in the sun is shorter and the temperature is cooler for everyone involved. […]

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Canberra pools to cool off in.

It’s going to be a long hot summer, so it’s time to get familiar with pools around Canberra. If you enjoy swimming in nature, be sure to check out our list of rivers, swimming holes and lakes, but if you’re after a more chlorinated, lifeguarded experience or want to make a day of it with […]

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‘Cool’ places to play indoors

Forget the dreaded task of putting sunscreen on and have a slip-slop-slap free day of indoor activities that cater to all kinds of kids. The summer heat is here, so it’s critical to have out-of-the-sun activities to keep the kids busy. But that doesn’t mean they won’t work up a sweat with some of these […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. 17 THINGS NOT TO MISS Christmas Table Arrangement Workshop with The Floral Society Gather a bunch of festive friends and join us for a jolly good time as […]

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The Weekend Edit

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN CANBERRA THIS WEEKEND! Every Monday for nearly seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss! THE […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. 20 THINGS NOT TO MISS Handmade Christmas Market December 2017 Canberra’s award-winning Handmade Market is a quarterly event, which brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. 21 THINGS NOT TO MISS THE COMMONS 2017 In 2016 the inaugural The Commons Street Feast attracted over 50,000 Canberrans across 10 days of pure, […]

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