Outdoors & Adventure
Ottawa embraces its natural surroundings throughout the year like no other city. Just outside of the downtown core, you’ll find fantastic attractions that take advantage of the region’s beautiful, rugged landscape in various seasons. The mighty Ottawa River, which flows across the northern edge of the city and acts as a natural boundary, is a major focal point during the warmer months. This waterway is one of the top whitewater rafting spots in the world. This is also a great spot to hook your next big catch, as guided fishing tours are available all year long. And at any time of the year, Ottawa offers scenic hiking trails that can also be used as cross-country ski routes once the snow falls. Looking for a traditional dog sled experience? Head just northwest of the city during the winter months for an activity that will transport you back in time to simpler days.