Things To Do In Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario is a vibrant and
culturally rich city



  • Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal and several other historic sites and museums.
  • Byward Market with fresh fruit and vegetables or you can take in all types of culinary delights offered in the many restaurants in the area - we have beavertails too!
  • Entertainment and gaming at its best! Discover a new dinner show at the Théâtre du Casino at the Casino du Lac Leamy.

To help you make the most of your time in Ottawa, we encourage you to come early and stay later!

Capital Walking
Fall is fantastic in Ottawa; a must-see. Take in one of the many walking tours to explore the beauty during October.  Fall colours; orange, yellow, burgundy and red will all be on display. Kick off the tour at the National War Memorial or at one of the many parks in the area. This city is historic and picturesque isn't more beautiful than at this time of year.  

A Taste of Canada
Ottawa has a very vibrant culinary community with a multitude of restaurant options. French, Italian, Pub Fare, Greek if you want to try one, or try them all, you have many fine locations in the downtown core to choose from.   

Museums, Museums, Museums...
Ottawa is home to a number of world-class museums, and most offer free admission to their permanent collections on Thursday evenings. Explore the Bytown Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Museum of Nature and the Canadian War Museum for free on Thursdays after 5 p.m.

Shop Until You Drop
Great news for shopping enthusiasts, Ottawa has all sorts of places to shop. Being downtown, you are near many of Ottawa's major shopping centres, antique stores and the wildly popular Byward Market and Rideau Centre. Stroll the downtown streets and see what kind of locally crafted goodies you'll stumble upon, from yester-year's antique mementos to today's latest fashions. Without a doubt, downtown Ottawa's shopping scene is definitely worth exploring.

If you would like a more formalized view of Ottawa, visit Tourism Ottawa to choose a package that best suits your interests.   

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