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Ottawa Insider is a growing collection of articles about all things Ottawa–written by people who live and work here and by visitors. You’ll find lots about the big annual events, landmark sites and national attractions for which Canada’s Capital is best known. But you’ll also find interesting insights into the more eclectic and off-the-beaten-path things to see and do, local attractions, Ottawa neighbourhoods, shopping, dining and more!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!
April 19
Spring has Sprung in Ottawa! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa April 21-23, 2017. Grayline’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus service begins this Saturday, April 22! Tour the city in a double-decker bus, stopping at major attractions around Ottawa. Service is on a reduced schedule until Monday, May 1, when the regular daily summer schedule takes effect. Cheer on the Ottawa Fury FC as they play their…
Special Exhibits
Special Exhibits
 
Hockey March 10 – October 9, 2017 Canadian Museum of History For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything. Be there when the puck drops on Hockey. Watch historic highlight reels. Get close to the greats with one-of-a-kind artifacts. Share your passion with interactive components. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians. An exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History…
2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ Outdoor Hockey Game
2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ Outdoor Hockey Game
April 17
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens will play in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ at TD Place at Lansdowne. The outdoor game will honour several major milestones in 2017 including Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the 25th anniversary of the modern Ottawa Senators NHL team. The 2017 Scotiabank…
Ottawa Fury FC
Ottawa Fury FC
 
Come cheer on the Ottawa Fury FC! Ottawa’s United Soccer League (USL) team plays its home games at TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne. Paint your face red and black or dress up in the team’s colours and join the fun as the Ottawa Fury FC plays against teams including the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the New York Red Bulls II, the Toronto FC II and other rivals. Fast Facts The Ottawa Fury…
NOKIA Sunday Bikedays
NOKIA Sunday Bikedays
 
Each Sunday from late May to early September, the National Capital Commission (NCC) closes more than 50 kilometres (30 miles) of Ottawa’s scenic parkways to motorists, reserving them for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners, joggers and walkers. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., explore Ottawa’s scenic routes at your own pace without having to worry about traffic. Head out early to cover as much ground as possible or get the family…
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
 
June 22 - July 2, 2017 This annual foray into jazz and surrounding genres is one of the biggest draws during Ottawa’s lively festival season. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival mixes big names from the world of jazz with a number of other inimitable artists. The combination of large outdoor concerts at Confederation Park and smaller, intimate shows at indoor spaces like the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, allows for…