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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!


Christmas Lights Across Canada
Stay and save this winter in Ottawa
Take a break and book a getaway of 2 nights or more in Ottawa this year at participating hotels and receive $100 off your stay! Terms and conditions apply.
Rideau Canal Skateway
No one does winter like we do!
Looking for the ultimate great winter getaway? Enjoy easy access to abundant outdoors, rich culture and local flavours this season in Canada’s capital!
Byward Market view from the Andaz Hotel Cooper, Spirits and Sights
Staycation in Ottawa and save with Ontario Tax Credit
Planning a staycation within your own province of Ontario in 2022? Get a tax credit on eligible accommodation costs when you visit Ottawa!

Upcoming events

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.
Big Bang Festival
This fun musical adventure returns and online. Enjoy mini-concerts, online radio, interactive parties, and activities.
Although the 2022 edition of the annual Winterlude festival is cancelled due to COVID-19, you can still celebrate Canadian winter fun in the Ottawa region!
Rideau Canal Skateway
Rideau Canal Skateway
Planning to skate on the world's largest outdoor skating rink this winter? See the latest information on COVID-19 guidelines and what's open and closed.
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Crave Food and Wine Festival
A delicious weekend of participatory activations, interactive food sampling, wine, spirits and beers mixed with live performances, Chef speakers…

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Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.
Fun museum activities to do at home
Need activity ideas to entertain the kids on weekends, holidays and March Break? Ottawa-Gatineau museums share a variety of stimulating hands-on options!

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