Lining up for BeaverTails on the Rideau Canal during Winterlude is de rigueur.
No, they're not really BEAVER TAILS but a pastry in the shape of a beaver tail.
There are many types to choose from. Not on the list is a special flavour, one being served only today when Barak Obama visits Ottawa.
It is a cinnamon and sugar variety with a big "O" made out of whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup. Unfortunately, my visit was too early so I had a regular one with cinnamon and sugar.