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Ottawa Event Calendar

8JULY

Mosaika: Sound and Light Show

July 8 - Sept 6, 2014

 

29AUG

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Aug 29 - Sept 1, 2014

 

10SEPT

Ottawa Folk Festival

Sept 10 - 14, 2014

 
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Ottawa 2017

What To Do

Ottawa is blessed with an abundance of attractions that will enliven your visit no matter the time of year. Bask in the city’s wealth of historic landmarks — from the iconic Parliament Buildings to the Rideau Canal — all located within its downtown core; marvel at the architectural wonders that house national museums and galleries, before taking in their world-class exhibitions; and, soak in Ottawa’s natural beauty, the perfect backdrop for your next outdoor adventure. And round out those experiences with activities that will excite your kids during the day, food that will comfort or surprise (depending on your mood), and nightlife that sparkles.

Capital & Heritage

Capital Sites & Canadian Heritage

As the country's Capital, Ottawa offers visitors a wealth of quintessentially Canadian experiences.

Capital Country Drives

Capital Country Drives

Rural Ottawa and the surrounding areas of Eastern Ontario offer fascinating and fun sites, attractions and activities.

 
Entertainment & Nightlife

Entertainment & Nightlife

From quiet and intimate to busy and happening, there's something for everyone, with lots of options for evening entertainment.

Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Check our searchable Event Calendar to find out what's happening when you're in the Capital.

 
Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Ottawa is truly a child-friendly city, with lots for families to see and do year-round.

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Ottawa is a city of celebration, offering visitors a year-round calendar of festivals and special events.

 
Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries

Ottawa museums and galleries invite visitors to experience the best of Canada all in one place.

Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

Unique Ottawa neighbourhoods offer distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experiences across the Capital.

 
spas

Spas

Ottawa’s fine selection of spas and retreat destinations will leave you feeling refreshed and fabulous.

Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

Ottawa is a natural for sports fans and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

 
Tours & Sightseeing

Tours & Sightseeing

Ottawa is filled with Capital sights and attractions – and just about as many ways to explore and see them.

LGBT Travellers

LGBT Travellers

Ottawa is an open, welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) visitors.

 

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