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Best things to do in Ottawa

Capitol Building
“Just a thirty minute drive. "Canada's Parliament Guided Tours of Parliament Attend Debates and Committees Special Events: Canada Day Celebrate the country’s birthday on Parliament Hill. A day of live entertainment finishes with an evening concert and fireworks display. Changing of the Guard Observe a unique Canadian tradition! Carillon Concerts Discover a unique musical experience: the 53 bells of the Peace Tower Carillon. Sound and Light Show The Northern Lights sound and light show is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history, combining digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings."”
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Centro commerciale
“Just a thirty minute drive. "Rideau Centre is Ottawa's premier shopping destination located in the heart of downtown, one block east of Parliament Hill. We're home to the biggest names in fashion, beauty, accessories, electronics, entertainment and more." Source: CF Rideau Centre Facebook/About”
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Mercato
“Just a 35 minute drive. "The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. This area averages 50,000 visitors per weekend in the summer months. It is home to both a local farmers’ market and artisans with many stands, as well as over 600 businesses." Source: Byword Market website”
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Negozio di souvenir
“Just a thirty minute drive. "The National Gallery of Canada is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of Canadian art." Source: National Gallery of Canada website”
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History Museum
““To enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures.” (Canadian Museum of History Act) The Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country’s most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. In addition to its ongoing exhibitions, including the spectacular Grand Hall and First Peoples Hall, each year the Museum presents a number of outstanding exhibitions focusing on Canadian and world history and civilizations. These exhibitions include those developed by the Museum as well as many produced by other Canadian or international institutions. The Museum is also home to the Canadian Children’s Museum, a 500-seat theatre and the CINÉ+, a 295-seat movie theatre equipped with a giant 3D screen and a giant dome. Online, the Canadian Museum of History presents a number of excellent virtual exhibitions, including the Virtual Museum of Canada and the Virtual Museum of New France. Research activities are concentrated in the fields of history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. The National Collection consists of more than four million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents, and sound and visual recordings. More than 218,000 artifacts in the collection are accessible in an online database. Source: History Museum website”
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Museum
“Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature? The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 14.6 million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind. From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell. Source: Canadian Museum of Nature website”
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History Museum
“Just a thirty minute drive. "Canada's Parliament Guided Tours of Parliament Attend Debates and Committees Special Events: Canada Day Celebrate the country’s birthday on Parliament Hill. A day of live entertainment finishes with an evening concert and fireworks display. Changing of the Guard Observe a unique Canadian tradition! Carillon Concerts Discover a unique musical experience: the 53 bells of the Peace Tower Carillon. Sound and Light Show The Northern Lights sound and light show is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history, combining digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings."”
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Parco
“Our favorite park nearby for year long activities: Beautiful walking trails, plenty of bicycle trails, downhill skiing Camp Fortune site, cross country ski site for winter, zip-line site for summer fun, beaches, an exhibit on ecosystems, awesome sprint/fall color, all you can play just half an hour away!”
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Natural Feature
“www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/rideau-canal-skateway/ Can't miss the opportunity to skate on the iconic Rideau Canal!”
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Sala concerti
“Go check out a concert, ballet or play at our newly renovated National Arts Centre.”
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Spa
“ Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Come relax and enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in our world class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions. offers a ton of treatments from pools, to saunas, to full body treatments * Destination from Airbnb Suite: -Around 15 minutes driving distance by car.”
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Travel Agency
“Either go for a skate on the Rideau Canal, or a hike/ski in the Gatineau Park. However you do it, try to get outside and enjoy the various outdoor activities Ottawa has to offer. *If you need equipment, check out Kunstadt Sports on 680 Bank Street!”
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Centro commerciale
“The Bayshore Shopping Centre is the second largest shopping mall in the National Capital Region attracting over 7 million visitors per year from across Ottawa and the surrounding region. ”
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Casino
“Idéal pour une sortie amusante et diversifiée. Le casino a plusieurs restaurants délicieux & un coté nigthlife pour tous ! The place for for a fun night. The casino has several delicious restaurants & a nightlife side for everyone!”
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Outlet Mall
“10 minutes drive to Tanger outlet (Designer and brand name stores) includes Coach,J.Crew, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Boss etc ”
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Centro commerciale
“This is a shopping mall with a wide range of stores from our very Canadian Hudson Bay department store, to clothing stores, to nick nack stores. There's also a food court.”
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