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Ottawa Insider Blog

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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ByWard Market
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!
Heart and Crown live music
9 of the best live music spots in Ottawa
Experience the best of Ottawa’s live music nightlife scene at these eight bars and music venues.

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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.
National Gallery of Canada
March Break activities in Ottawa
Plan an amazing March Break full of sweet sugar shacks, fascinating museums and the great outdoors in Canada’s capital, the perfect family destination!

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Canadian Museum of History
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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Queer-friendly businesses in Ottawa!
Here are some of the amazing queer-friendly businesses in Ottawa to help you celebrate Pride month.

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Albion Room
Evening activity ideas for groups and FIT in Ottawa
Canada’s capital city has unique attractions for people of all ages in the late afternoons, evenings and well into the night.
First Bite Treats
Celebrate Black History Month in Ottawa
Black-owned businesses and events in Ottawa to support this Black History Month and every month.

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Au feel de l'eau - Aqua taxi
Extend your business trip to enjoy Canada’s capital in summer
Summer is here and with it comes the opportunity to relax and unwind after all the hard work and meetings are over…
Make your own Winterlude cocktail
Make your own Winterlude cocktail
Whether you've skated on it or it's on your bucket list, celebrate the world’s largest outdoor skating rink at home by making this tasty drink this winter.

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Gatineau Park, Winter, Cross-country skiing
Uplift your spirits in Ottawa this winter
In Ottawa, we welcome winter with open arms. Our region has many unique winter activities and attractions that can help you stay happy and healthy and beat those winter blues. So grab a friend, bundle up, and create your perfect winter wellness experience!
Camp Fortune Ski, Aerial Park and Ziplines
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Ottawa area
Looking to hit the snowy slopes this winter? Find out where to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, no matter your skill level.

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SJAM Winter Trail, Winter, Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing in and around Ottawa
Looking for great places to cross-country ski this winter? Find out where the trails are, what you can do nearby and where to rent equipment.
Winterlude
What to do during Winterlude 2024 – Winterlude events and activities
Top Winterlude 2023 events and activities for couples, families, and groups.

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Romantic restaurants in Ottawa for date nights
Romantic restaurants in Ottawa to enjoy on Valentine’s Day or any night this winter.
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
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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Nordik Spa-Nature
Dreamiest places for a romantic winter retreat in Ottawa
Love is in the air! No matter the season, romance is alive and well in Ottawa all year round. We’ve rounded up some of the area’s best spots to relax, reconnect, and warm up with the one you love this winter season.

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