The Elements of Storyland-Are Those Bunnies Now in Bali Ha’i ?




That was in 1994– so what happened when Storyland closed? Where did the bunnies move too?


One Bunny became part of Motorhouse’s entourage on Highway 7. But where did the other one go?

Nikki Laframboise had a dream and deep in the Ottawa Valley she created a wilderness oasis where nature and nurture meet. She called her shangri-la that opens tomorrow May 24th Elements Luxury Tented Camp and Nature Spa.


Nicki is opening the first ‘glamping’ site in Eastern Ontario. ELEMENTS LUXURY TENT CAMPING is located on the former STORYLAND site, about a hour west of Ottawa.  But what about that other bunny? What did she do with it?



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Company party at James Cavers tent, Lake Park, near Carleton Place, ON, 1894.




After- at Elements-circa 2016

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I heard he was in here…




Well that blanket is mussed up  in one of their canvas tents—either 16’x20’ or 14’x16’—already set up and furnished with luxury hotel style furnishing, bed linens, mosquito netting and even gilt mirrors that once graced Ottawa’s famous Chateau Laurier.

Maybe he is having a snack somewhere…

All he has to do is consult his campfire cookbook and, using his order card, check off the meals, picnic lunches and late night snacks he might like and when he would  like them delivered.

I heard he is well known by their wilderness butlers who will deliver everything to you, from the utensils, firewood and kitchenware (if required) to dishes and the washed, prepared and portioned food. Like a whole bunch of carrots!

So is he inside the park?


I heard he was into relaxing yoga and then hopped on to a bike and went for exciting mountain bike ride– but still no sight of him!

Someone saw him relaxing with a glass of wine by the waterfall– but where did he wander off too? You have to remember there are 89 acres of wooded wonderland to explore!!



Then there is that view at Champlain Lookout. In 1953 a large rock was found in the area bearing a chiselled inscription “Champlain Juin 2, 1613” however the authenticity of the inscription has been brought into question by the date format. The Champlain Lookout was a part of the landscape long before Storyland was founded and word is the Bunny goes up there a lot.
So where is he exactly?You are going to have to watch Carol Anne Mehan’s video to find out! Click Here

Do drop in to the Bali Ha’i of Renfrew


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793 Storyland Road
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
K7V 3Z8
t: 613.432.8000



Storyland Memories–Facebook

For Glam’s Sake –Storyland Reinventing the Old Privy

The Day That Storyland Died (takes time for photos to load)

It’s What My Son Said….

Gone glamping in Renfrew


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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