Rideau Canal, Summer

Experience all of Canada in one place

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!
Rideau Canal
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.
Omega by Night - Omega Park
What’s happening in the Ottawa area
Check out some of the fun events and activities taking place in the Ottawa region this week, including the weekend! Visit this page each week for highlights of what’s going on in Canada’s capital.

Upcoming events

Festival Franco-Ontarien
Festival Franco-Ontarien
Bringing together thousands of French speakers as well as lovers of the French language to the heart of the National Capital Region.
The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill - Northern Lights
The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill - Northern Lights
This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country.
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Ottawa International Animation Festival
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world.
Omega by Night - Omega Park
Oméga by Night
Discover nature’s spirit and beauty by night on this new illuminated trail!
Writing - Writer
Ottawa International Writers Festival
A celebration of the finest new and established writing from across Canada and around the world.

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