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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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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.
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Birdwatching highlights in the Ottawa region
Looking for wonderful birding opportunities all year long? Learn about some of the beautiful and unique birds you can find in the city and countryside.
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Must-try international cuisine in Ottawa
Craving international flavours such as Indian, Asian, Mexican and Thai? Learn about some of the best takeout options near you, including menu highlights.
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Six coffee roasters in Ottawa to satisfy your caffeine cravings
Ottawa loves to support its local businesses and coffee shops are no exception. Local, independent coffee roasters provide a unique experience and…
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Ottawa virtual tours, exhibitions, activities and performances
Looking for fun ways to stay cultured and entertained at home or on the go? Access behind-the-scenes tours, exhibitions, activities and performances online.
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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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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.
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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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