Entertainment & Nightlife
Ottawa awakens when the sun goes down, meeting the needs of every reveller. The ByWard Market district — home to local farmers, artisans and boutique shops during the day — transforms into the epicentre of the city’s nightlife. Countless bars and lounges are located within “the Market”, as well as hotspots to catch live entertainment such as Zaphod Beeblebrox and The Mercury Lounge.
If you prefer a night out with lady luck, then the Casino du Lac-Leamy, about 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, has more than 1,800 slot machines, poker tables, roulette and lots more. And venues such as the National Arts Centre and Ottawa Little Theatre stage a variety of shows throughout the year.