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Discover the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in Ottawa, Canada’s capital!


It’s still on us!
It’s still on us!
Book a 2-night getaway in Ottawa this year at participating hotels and get $100 off your stay, on us!
Byward Market view from the Andaz Hotel Cooper, Spirits and Sights
Ottawa Unlocked
Our doors are open and it’s a great time to explore the best of Ottawa! See what the region has in store for you.
Rideau Canal and Christmas Lights
Happy holidays happen in Ottawa
This holiday season in Ottawa, you can enjoy attractions, Christmas-themed events and unique shopping options—plus savings on accommodations. It's on us!

Upcoming events

The 2020 edition of this popular annual music festival is broadcasting exclusive online performances from two virtual stages. Featured artists include…
Lansdowne, Christmas
Lights at Lansdowne
Enjoy a festive atmosphere at the outdoor plaza at Lansdowne in the vibrant Glebe neighbourhood this holiday season. Lights at Lansdowne presents a…
Alight at Night, Upper Canada Village
Alight at Night
Event details for 2020 are to be announced. See below for 2019 programming. Almost a million lights adorn this historic site: horse-drawn wagon rides…
Canadian Museum of Nature
Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages
Discover how cold and ice have created the waterways and landscapes we know today.
National Gallery of Canada
Moyra Davey: The Faithful
This new exhibition features 54 photographs and 6 films by Davey, along with more than a dozen works from the Gallery collection. Developed by the…

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