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Ottawa Tourism's official blog is the perfect resource to stay updated on what’s new, what’s happening and what’s coming up in Canada’s capital.

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Winterlude Packing Guide
Visiting Canada’s capital during the annual Winterlude festival, February 3-20, 2023 is like stepping into a winter wonderland! We’ve compiled this…
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Discover Indigenous culture in Ottawa
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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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!
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Top outdoor places to photograph in Ottawa this winter
Discover some of the best places to take outdoor photos this winter season in Ottawa, including snowy scenes and beautiful sights.

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Best ice skating experiences in Ottawa
Planning to go skating outdoors with friends and family this winter? Find out the best sites within the city and in the countryside, skate rental options, amenities and more.
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Snowshoeing in and around Ottawa
Looking for a fun and easy way to get some fresh air and exercise by yourself or with others this winter? Go snowshoeing within the city or in the countryside!

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Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day ideas in the Ottawa region
Looking for great ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? See how you can spoil your spouse, friends, or yourself in Canada’s capital.
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CNN Travel names Ottawa a top destination to visit in 2023
Learn more about CNN Travel naming Ottawa a best destination to visit in 2023.

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Family Day Weekend: an Ottawa Itinerary
Keep kids entertained in Ottawa Family Day weekend! Find many free outdoor activities, sports, dining options, museums, and animal attractions.
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Hot brunch spots in Canada’s capital
Browse a few of the tastiest brunch places in the Ottawa area that serve classic egg breakfasts, inventive dishes, mimosas, Caesars and much more.

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Winterlude
What to do during Winterlude 2023 – Winterlude events and activities
Top Winterlude 2023 events and activities for couples, families, and groups.
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Self-guided experiences in Canada’s capital
If you prefer exploring a destination at your own pace, or you’re not keen on joining groups of people, you’ll be happy to hear that the Ottawa region offers a large variety of self-guided experiences.

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Indigenous Experiences: Partnering for Entrepreneurial Success
Trina Mather-Simard is a status member of Curve Lake First Nation near Peterborough and is a trailblazer in Ottawa’s Indigenous tourism community.
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Winter itinerary for outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans
Love watching sports and being active outdoors in winter? Watch professional hockey, do some epic skating or skiing, and warm up in sports bars.

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Family-friendly restaurants and places to eat in Ottawa
Looking for a kid-friendly place to eat in Ottawa? See some of the restaurants, diners, pubs and self-serve options the whole family will love.
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Ottawa’s seven national museums
Visit seven of Canada’s nine national museums in one city! Ottawa is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, history and more.

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Great cocktails spots by Ottawa neighbourhood
Whether you’re on a date, meeting friends or flying solo, you can easily find the perfect place to have drinks in Canada’s capital.

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