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Ottawa Event Calendar


Nature Nocturne

Feb 27, 2015
Canadian Museum of Nature



March Break

March 2 - 20, 2015



Ottawa-Gatineau GOLFEXPO

March 7 - 8, 2015
EY Centre

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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide

Ottawa 2017

LGBT Travellers

LGBT Travellers

Ottawa is an open, welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) visitors. Come explore the city’s outstanding collection of museums and art galleries, its active and varied outdoor life, its restaurants, markets, antiques and theatre. And while you’re here, take in a bit of LGBT history: Ottawa, after all, was the site of the first-ever public gay and lesbian demonstration in Canada, in 1971.

Visit Ottawa’s officially designated Village. Covering a six by two block area of Bank Street downtown—from Nepean to James Streets (north to south) and Kent and O’Connor Streets (west to east), this growing gaybourhood is surrounded by well-established and newly blossoming LGBT friendly bars, restaurants and accommodations.

Ottawa is easy to reach—we’re only two hours by car or train from Montréal, four hours from Toronto. Or fly in: Macdonald-Cartier International Airport has direct connections to an ever-growing number of cities in North America and abroad. Ottawa is closer than you think: We’re only 90 minutes by air from Washington, D.C. and Boston; one hour from New York City.

And once you’re here, it’s easy to get around. Our downtown is safe, compact and walkable, our transit system is excellent and our roads include a network of scenic parkways that let you enjoy the view while getting you to where you’re going.


The Village

Covering a six by two block area of Bank Street—from Nepean to James Streets (north to south) and Kent and O’Connor Streets (west to east)—is Ottawa’s officially designated Village.

Capital Pride


Capital Pride is Ottawa’s Pride celebration that takes place every August and celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Historical places, shopping places, sporting places, day time places, night time places and meeting places.



More information on local LGBT services, events and attractions.


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