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


Christmas Lights Across Canada
Visit the Holiday Movie Capital
This winter, take a break from binging holiday movies and come experience the movie magic yourself in one of Ottawa’s picture-perfect locations!
Byward Market, Winter, Christmas
Event calendar
Find out what’s happening in Canada’s capital up to a year in advance by searching our online Event Calendar.
UM Winter
Unofficial Museums
Ottawa is known as the city of museums, so we turned every point of interest into Unofficial Museums!

Upcoming events

Mādahòkì Farm
Pibòn Festival
Five full days of enlightening, educational, and exploratory activities! The Pibòn (Winter) Festival has everything from a dreamcatcher workshop…
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
Ottawa Senators
Take in the electric atmosphere of an NHL game in Canada’s capital and watch pro hockey players compete in the national winter sport.
Christmas, snowman, winter
A Country Christmas
By day, enjoy pre-cut Christmas trees, hedge mazes, wagon rides, Christmas displays, a Farm Shop with local vendors and more! By night, drive through…
Lansdowne, Christmas
Ottawa Christmas Market
Get into the holiday spirit at Ottawa’s European-style Christmas market—the perfect place for great food, warm drinks, traditional kiosks and a…
Magic of Lights
Magic of Lights
Experience the dazzling Magic of Lights drive-through display this winter. Lined with two kilometers of sparkling LED light displays, this event is…

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Christmas movie filming locations to visit in the Ottawa area
Visit the many places in and around Canada’s capital where some of your favourite Christmas movies have been filmed.
Eat, play, and relax at the Casino Lac-Leamy
Looking to indulge in great food, exciting gaming, live performances and more? Head to the Casino Lac-Leamy, just a 10-minute drive from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Québec!

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