Ottawa Tourism

Summer ways to spend a few days

Summertime fun is at your fingertips in beautiful Ottawa! The festivals are grooving, the rafting is refreshing, the patios are bustling and the museum exhibits are captivating. You don’t have to go far to make unforgettable memories this summer!

Northern Lights: The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Summertime getaway: an Ottawa itinerary

Plan your summer weekend getaway to Ottawa with our three-day itinerary full of outdoor activities, music festivals and culinary adventures!


Blockbuster special exhibits

Between Leonardo da Vinci, Gauguin, pterosaurs and highland warriors, Ottawa’s seven national museums and other cultural sites are presenting epic exhibits this summer.

Beyond the Pale

Refreshing craft beer

Ottawa is the perfect destination to get your craft beer fix! Join a brewery bus tour, attend beer events or just kick back with a pint in a local pub.

Cycling along Rideau Canal

Best walking and cycling tours

By foot, by bike, with food or with ghost stories, entertaining tours are a great way to discover Ottawa!

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest

Summer music festivals

Ottawa celebrates music with unique festivals highlighting rock, blues, folk, francophone, chamber music and more!


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Check Ottawa hotel availability and rates, and book now to enjoy Ottawa in all its summertime glory.

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