Ottawa gets in on April Fool\u2019s Day
Some local pranks may have tricked some Ottawa residents on April Fool’s Day.
On Monday, Ottawa Tourism announced ‘Le Sub,’ an autonomous submarine tour of the Rideau Canal.
You can ⛸️ on it, �� on it, ��♀️ alongside it – and for the first time ever this May, you’ll be able to explore the Rideau Canal from underneath it! �� Check out all the details on Ottawa’s newest & coolest attraction, Le Sub! Info ➡️ https://t.co/JfvAW4Tj8Q #MyOttawa #LeSubOttawa pic.twitter.com/I5uY9s4tF3— Ottawa Tourism (@Ottawa_Tourism) April 1, 2019
The National Capital Commission said it would introduce one-way skating to improve safety and traffic flow.
NEW for the 2019-2020 season | The @NCC_Skateway will introduce one-way skating to improve safety and traffic flow on the ice.
☀7:00am – noon | Northbound skating towards downtown only
�� Noon – 7:00pm | Southbound skating towards Dow’s Lake only#RideauCanal #Ottawa pic.twitter.com/V8zM18yvcx
City councillor Tim Tierney also got in on the fun.
1 MILLION ALERT⚠️: In the coming months, Ottawa will hit a population of 1 million! With that, goodbye sleepy government city stereotype...hello new fun city logo! Check out the proposed version vs the current one. We are the funnest city! #Ottawa #OTTNews pic.twitter.com/e6sc67oj7o— Tim Tierney (@TimTierney) April 1, 2019
Other major businesses around the world also pulled pranks.
McDonald’s introduced a ‘sweet new way to dip’ with its Shake Sauce, offering milkshake-flavoured sauces for customers.April 1, 2019
Tim Horton’s claimed it created the ‘world’s largest Timbit.’
We did it!!! Successfully created the World’s Largest Timbit. So proud! #TimHortons #Timbit #GuinnessWorldRecords #3mmBigger #TheySaidWeCouldntDoIt #Triumph #Victory #CanadianIngenuity pic.twitter.com/1s9VxH7ybv— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) April 1, 2019
Westjet released a fake ad for the ‘Flyre Festival,’ aimed to be a spoof of the 2017 ‘Fyre Festival’ that was a massive fail and the subject of two documentaries this year.