Ottawa Tourism

Rural Ottawa

The rich countryside surrounding Canada’s Capital is full of authentic experiences that perfectly complement the city’s urban vibe. A short road trip in any direction takes you to craft breweries, artisans, farms and museums that are sure to charm you with hospitality. Discover some of the unique places to visit and great things to do in Ottawa’s countryside!

Looking to complement your countryside adventures with urban experiences? Check out our list of Top 10 things to do in Ottawa.

Artisan Products and Studios
Ottawa’s rural land provides a bounty of ingredients that inspire artisans to produce quality homemade products.
Breweries and Wineries
There’s no shortage of craft libations to keep your thirst and curiosity quenched.
You don’t have to be in the city to enjoy sophisticated entertainment like gaming and live horse racing.
Family Friendly
Have a blast with the entire family with rafting, waterslides, zip lining, skiing, dog sledding and many other family activities. Or enrich your family vacation with a chance to connect with animals and farm life at a more moderate pace. You choose!
Farm and Agritourism
Did you know that there are more farms in the Ottawa region than in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver combined? Visit the many farms and discover the ingredients they produce!
Whether you visit a cheese factory, stroll through a farmers’ market or join a culinary tour, your taste buds will thank you!
Heritage and History
Step back in time and uncover impressive treasures at local museums and national historic sites.
Outdoor Recreation
Are you a free spirit who thrives in the great outdoors? No matter if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, a relaxing spa experience, or to improve your golf game, you’ll find all those options and everything in between in Ottawa’s countryside.