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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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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Canada Day 2021: A virtual celebration
Celebrate Canada's birthday online wherever you are this July 1. Enjoy virtual concerts, fireworks, a contest and lots of family fun.
Casino
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.
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
A summer getaway to Osgoode, Metcalfe, and Greely
Plan your next weekend getaway to Ottawa’s rural communities, starting with Osgoode, just 30 minutes south of Ottawa!
Paddle Boarding on the Ottawa River
Outdoor activities in Ottawa: a summer 2021 itinerary
Between high-adrenaline adventures and leisurely-paced experiences, you can spend your entire summer getaway or staycation outdoors in Canada’s capital.
Canada cookie, Parliament, Ottawa River in the background
Family fun in Ottawa: a summer 2021 itinerary
Make unforgettable memories with the kids by trying new exciting experiences and great classics during a staycation or getaway in Ottawa this summer.
Mimis Donuts
Explore Rideau-Goulbourn this summer
Here are some reasons to road trip to the charming Rideau-Goulbourn neighbourhoods, just 30 minutes south of Ottawa!
Major's Hill Park, view of Parliament
Romance in Ottawa: a summer 2021 itinerary
Reconnect with your partner this summer with an easy getaway or staycation including spas, cruises, food, outdoor activities and beautiful sights in Ottawa.
Morris Island
Visit West Carleton-March this summer
It’s time for a change of scenery, take a day trip out to visit the West Carleton-March neighbourhoods, just 35 minutes west of Ottawa!

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