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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.

Diefenbunker Museum
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.
Rideau Canal Ottawa Locks
Ottawa Virtual Tours, Exhibitions, Activities and Performances
With options like livestreamed performances, virtual brewery tours and online exhibitions, there are countless ways to virtually experience Canada’s…
	Rideau Canal Cruises
Daytime dates in Ottawa you’ll want to try in summer 2020
Who said all romantic rendezvous had to happen at night? Mix it up with the perfect daytime date in Ottawa! A date in the summer sun is a great go-to…
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Phase 2
What’s a summer vacation without patios, beauty treatments (including haircuts), shopping and outdoor fun? You can now add these and other options to…
Patio, Lansdowne, Glebe
Ottawa patios open for business
Summer is patio time in Canada’s capital! Many of the region’s bars and restaurants have opened (or even extended) their outdoor areas, with physical distancing in effect. We’ve gathered some of the open patios throughout Ottawa’s vibrant neighbourhoods where you can enjoy a pint, a cocktail or a snack outdoors.
Tavern on the Falls
Ottawa’s best patios
As soon as the weather warms up in Ottawa, patios fill up all over town. Many of the most popular are conveniently located within walking distance…
Majors Hill Park Fun
Picnicking in the Ottawa area
Picnics are a fun and easy way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, and there are new options to try in the Ottawa area! From nibbling on a pre-made…
Canada Day, Canadian flag
Canada Day 2020: A virtual celebration
Each year on July 1, the biggest family-friendly Canada Day party in the country takes place in Canada’s capital, but this year, we’re celebrating…
#MyOttawa Pass
Exclusive discounts for Ottawa residents with #MyOttawa Pass
Plan your own staycation getaway and take advantage of exclusive deals with the free #MyOttawa Pass! Save while having fun and supporting local businesses in Canada’s capital.

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