COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. As we welcome travellers back to our region, please consult our Visiting Ottawa safely page for the latest COVID-19 information. When making plans, please confirm details with businesses and entities directly as parts of our website may not reflect current offerings.

Nordik Spa-Nature

Ultimate Ottawa staycation ideas

It’s easy to be a tourist in your own backyard when national attractions, outdoor activities, fun tours and local flavours at your fingertips! When you’re ready to get away with friends, family or by yourself, use the romantic, fun and relaxing ideas below to plan your memorable staycation in Canada’s capital.

Staycation inspiration

Turnipseed Travel, Vanessa
Cozy couple’s escape
The perfect staycation for writer Vanessa Chiasson and her husband Ryan was a romantic escape peppered with adventure.
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.
Planet D
Fall fun for all
Professional travelers Dave and Deb share their favourite places to visit in Ottawa during the colourful autumn season.
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.
Brookstreet
Family fun in Ottawa’s west end
See Marilou Moles’ adventures with her family in Ottawa’s kid-friendly west end including a hotel, attractions and food.
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.

Stay up to date

Stay up to date on upcoming events and ideas to plan your next trip to Ottawa with friends, family or on your own by signing up for the Ottawa Tourism Newsletter.