Itineraries & Activities
Looking for ways to spend a few days in Ottawa? These suggested Ottawa itineraries and activity idea lists provide great starting points, whether you're bringing a group to Canada's Capital, or traveling here on your own. Choose the itinerary or elements that appeal most to you, or mix and match days or elements from two or more itineraries.
Once you get here, we’ll keep you going! Ottawa, the Rideau Heritage Route and the 1000 Islands offer unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure and excitement.
Get to know the best of Canada in this itinerary, sampling experiences, attractions and pleasures that are uniquely Canadian.
Whether boating on the Canal, or walking, jogging or roller-blading beside it, its existence influences the lifestyle of all of those that live and visit here.
The Capital itinerary takes you to the must-see Ottawa attractions, landmarks and sights, with stops in between for food, drink and entertainment.
The Culture itinerary is all about discovering Ottawa's cultural attractions, including museums, theatres, and galleries.
The Nature itinerary combines outdoor adventure in Ottawa's beautiful natural setting with discovery and excitement indoors.
The Relax itinerary is all about chilling-out in Ottawa's friendly, relaxed urban atmosphere – with side trips to the countryside and casino!
Winter is a magical time in Ottawa when the city offers an atmosphere and activities not experienced anywhere else. Don't be afraid of the colder weather – embrace it, just like Ottawans do!
Contrary to the stereotypical, sleepy government town, Ottawa has tons of unique attractions open to visitors in the late afternoon, evening, and into the night.