Ottawa is Canada’s capital and it sits on the beautiful Ottawa River. Ottawa is known for great architecture on Parliament Hill and its great museums. It’s a great place to visit, shop or simply walk around the Byward market and watch the street performers.
Ottawa is easily accessible by Greyhound bus and hotels are located near all the main attractions which is a short cab ride from the bus station. You won’t need a car once you’re there and parking fees are expensive. It’s best to take the bus.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite things to do in Ottawa over the summer.
You can’t visit Ottawa without walking to Parliament Hill. You can see great architecture and breathtaking views of the Ottawa River.
The Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter. It’s just a great place to be.
Winterlude is an event you won’t want to miss. It’s three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity displaying ice carvings and majestic snow sculptures to a gigantic snow playground and explosive shows under the winter sky, Winterlude is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the winter season.
Besides Parliament Hill, I can’t think of a better place that the ByWard market.
Slash pads, world famous mazes, tree houses, jumbo jumpers, giant mountain slide, and more. We recommend that you plan to spend 3-4 hours at the Farm. Check out things to do at the farm here.
Bank of Canada Museum
Address: 30 Bank Street Ottawa
A visit to the Bank of Canada Museum will make you appreciate money. You will be learning about the Canadian economy using interesting interactive exhibits.