COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the region. While Ottawa is in the reopening stages of COVID-19, our website may not reflect current offerings. Please contact each business or entity directly before making plans.

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Experience all of Canada in one place

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


Summer Incentive Campaign
Let us pay you a visit
Get up to $200 in value towards Ottawa attractions, tours and restaurants when you book a 2-night getaway or staycation this summer in Canada’s capital!
VFR campaign
Together again in Ottawa
Get together with friends and family and make up for lost time! Invite guests to visit Ottawa and enter our contest to win their stay!
Interzip Rogers
What’s new in Ottawa for summer 2021
Looking for fun new experiences this summer? Try an interprovincial zipline, mountain coaster, drive-ins, cool exhibitions and more in Canada’s capital!

Upcoming events

Ottawa Chamberfest
Ottawa Chamberfest
During the world's largest chamber music festival each summer, you can delight in 120 concerts in Canada's capital by leading international ensemble and solo musical artists.
Gatineau Beerfest
Gatineau Beerfest
Here's your chance to find your favorite among some 350 craft beers created by more than 30 Québec and Ontario Brewers.
Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
Each summer, be dazzled by spectacular fireworks displays exploding in shimmering waterfalls and blooms of colour high above the Ottawa River, all set to thrilling musical scores.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
In 2021, the festival is planning a virtual journey of sounds and visuals, along with pop-up concerts if permitted. See below for regular programming…
June through November come cheer on the Ottawa REDBLACKS!

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Looking for a destination with authentic Indigenous programming including museums, tours and events? See what memorable experiences await in Canada’s capital.

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