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150 Ottawa Activities and Attraction

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Exploring Ottawa

National Museums

  1. Tour of Parliament Building
  2. Museum of Nature
  3. National Art Gallery
  4. Museum of Science and Technology
  5. Canadian War Museum
  6. Canadian Museum of History
  7. Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
  8. Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
  9. Royal Canadian Mint
  10. Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum
  11. Bank of Canada Museum

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Local Museums

  1. Billings Estate National Historic Site
  2. Watson’s Mill
  3. Nepean Museum
  4. Bytown Museum
  5. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  6. Fairfields Heritage House
  7. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
  8. Vanier Museopark
  9. Osgoode Township Museum
  10. Goulbourn Museum

 

Places to Explore Downtown

  1. Parliament Hill
  2. Byward Market
  3. Major Hill Park
  4. Sparks Street
  5. Rideau Canal
  6. Corkstown Bridge Love Locks

 

Family Attractions / Events

  1. Change of Guard
  2. High Tea at Chateau Laurier
  3. Pirate Adventure
  4. Ottawa River Boat Ride         
  5. Haunted Walk of Ottawa 

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Day Trips Within an Hour from Ottawa

  1. Bonnechere Caves
  2. Parc Omega
  3. Upper Canada Village
  4. Mont Cascades Water Park
  5. Gatineau Caves
  6. Saunders Farm
  7. Karter’s Korner Go Karts
  8. Logos Land Resort
  9. Pembroke Heritage Murals Walking Tour
  10. Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush

 

Spring and Summer Festivals and Special Events

Festivals and Events

  1. Tulip Festival
  2. Inspiration Village
  3. Franco Ontarian Festival
  4. Escapade Music Festival
  5. RCMP Musical Ride
  6. MosaiCanada 150
  7. Canada Day Celebrations
  8. Cirque Du Soleil – Volta
  9. Casino Du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
  10. CityFolk Festival
  11. Blues Fest
  12. Ottawa Children’s Festival
  13. Ottawa Fringe Festival
  14. Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
  15. Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill
  16. Glowfaire Festival
  17. Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
  18. Jazz Festival
  19. Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  20. Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival

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Multicultural Festivals

  1. Ottawa Italian Week Festival
  2. Ottawa Lebanese Festival
  3. Ottawa Asian Fest – Chinese Night Market
  4. Ottawa Greek Festival
  5. Indonesian Festival

 

Living Like a Local

Family Indoor Attractions

  1. Xtreme trampoline
  2. Funhaven
  3. Cosmic Adventures
  4. Kids Kingdom
  5. Midway     
  6. Clip ‘N Climb
  7. Sky Zone
  8. Altitude Gym

 

Family Outdoor Attractions

  1. Calypso Water Park
  2. Valley view Little Animal Farm

 

Parks

  1. Andrew Hayden Park
  2. Gatineau Park
  3. Dow’s Lake
  4. Garden of The Provinces
  5. Brewer Park

 

Beaches with Lifeguards

  1. Britannia Park and  Beach
  2. Westboro Beach
  3. Mooney’s Bay Beach
  4. Petrie Island Beach

 

Where to Stay

Downtown Ottawa Hotels

  1. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
  2. Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
  3. Alt Hotel Ottawa
  4. Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  5. Courtyard by Marriott
  6. Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites
  7. The Westin Ottawa
  8. Ottawa Marriott Hotel
  9. Lord Elgin Hotel
  10. Delta Hotels by Marriott

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Hotels in Ottawa Area

West:

  1. Brookstreet Hotel
  2. TownePlace Suites by Marriott

South:

  1. Hampton Inn by Hilton
  2. Hilton Garden Inn

East:

  1. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ottawa East

 

Food and Drink

Restaurants

  1. Vittoria Trattoria
  2. Allium
  3. Blue Cactus
  4. Gazelling
  5. Atelier
  6. Zen Kitchen
  7. Occo Kitchen
  8. Fraser Cafe
  9. NeXT
  10. Aperitivo

 

Satisfying your sweet tooth

  1. La Brioche
  2. Moo Shu Ice Cream
  3. Beavertails Hut
  4. Rideau bakery
  5. Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana
  6. Le Moulin de Provence
  7. Boko Bakery 26

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Mommy Time

Top 10 Day Spas

  1. York Street Spa
  2. The Spa
  3. Au Naturel Spa
  4. Holtz Spa
  5. Renu Spa Urban Retreat
  6. Strathmere Day Retreat and Spa
  7. Carte Blanche Haute Coiffure
  8. Serenity Salon and Spa
  9. March House Spa
  10. Le Nordique

 

Biggest Shopping Malls

  1. Tanger Outlets
  2. Bayshore Shopping Centre
  3. Rideau Shopping Centre
  4. St. Laurent Shopping Centre
  5. Carlingwood Shopping Centre
  6. Place D’Orleans

 

Unique Shopping Districts

  1. Chinatown
  2. The Glebe
  3. Little Italy
  4. Ottawa Trainyards
  5. Sparks Street 
  6. Westboro

 

Favourite websites to find everything you need to plan your visit to Ottawa

  1. Ottawa Festivals
  2. Ottawa Tourism
  3. Ottawa 2017 – Festivities
  4. City of Ottawa – Visitor Guide
  5. Ottawa Start – List of events
  6. Ottawa Kids
  7. Kids in the Capital
  8. Savvy Mom  – Ottawa
  9. To Do Canada – Ottawa
  10. Narcity – Ottawa
  11. BONUS: Lonely Planet – Ottawa
  12. BONUS: Government of Canada – Ottawa

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Autum
    June 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Travel blogs are starting to be my latest obsession mainly because of all the information that you guys include. Perfect to just come to one blog with all the info thank you so much!!

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      travelesquelife
      June 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      I love scrolling through travel blogs myself. you can discover so many new places 🙂

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    Sarah
    June 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I’d love to go visit there some time! Very helpful post! Thanks!

    • Reply
      travelesquelife
      June 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    Chellbee
    June 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Oh how I would love to live in some of those buildings.

    • Reply
      travelesquelife
      June 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      They are pretty grand, aren’t they?

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    Aireona- Nightborn Travel
    June 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Amazing resources here! And I love the pictures. I really never knew anything about Ottawa before, but I am tempted to check it out now.

    • Reply
      travelesquelife
      June 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      It is truly an amazing place. I love playing tourist here (even though it’s my home town 🙂 )

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