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Things to do in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


It’s no surprise that Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, is filled with things to do for travelers. Almost everything is family-friendly, easy to get to and of high quality. Below is a list of some of the top things to do in Ottawa, Ontario.

Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa Restaurants: Try out some fantastic dining spots in the city.
Skate the Rideau Canal: Rent a pair of skates and get out there on the frozen Rideau Canal, the largest natural frozen skating rink in the world!
The Byward Market Le Moulin de Provence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Byward Market: This fantastic and historic market, filled with shops and restaurants, is a great place to while away the day.
Ottawa Senators play the Chicago Blackhawks in NHL Hockey at Scotiabank Place Hockey Night in Ottawa- The Ottawa Senators: Score tickets to a hockey game to cheer on the local Ottawa Senators.
HI Hostel Jail Tours in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada HI Jail Tour: Get spooked on a walking tour of the Old Carleton Jail, which is now the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel.
  Take an Argentine Tango Lesson: Step into a class with Siempre Tango Argentine Tango School in downtown Ottawa.
Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Ottawa Spa: Although it’s technically located in Gatineau, Quebec, Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa is worth crossing the bridge for.
Snowshoeing in Gatineau Park in Quebec, Canada Gatineau Park: Again, across the bridge in Quebec, Canada, this park is a wonderland all year round to hike, cross country ski, snowshoe and take in nature.


  • Pauline Dolinski 5 years ago

    Skating on the canal looks like something out of a movie or a Dutch painting.

  • nance carter, long island international travel exa 5 years ago

    i've heard, and written, about the jail hostel. i'd love to check it out.

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