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Different ways to experience beautiful tulips in Ottawa
Walk, bike, bus, fly and cruise your way to dazzling tulip displays in the Ottawa region this May, including the Canadian Tulip Festival site and more.
Major's Hill Park Parliament Tulips
Top places to photograph beautiful tulips in Ottawa
Looking for epic tulip photography opportunities in Ottawa? Find out which city parks, attractions and flower farms you should visit this spring.

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Victoria Day weekend fun in Ottawa
Celebrate the May long weekend with events such as the Canadian Tulip Festival, outdoor activities, cultural sites, dining, and more in the Ottawa region!
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Five ways to celebrate moms in Ottawa
Treat a deserving mother figure to memorable spa, dining, shopping and other experiences in the Ottawa region around Mother’s Day—or any day!

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Cycling in the Ottawa region
Planning to bike in Canada’s capital? Learn about gear rentals, fun tours, great events and picturesque routes within the city and nearby countryside.
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Explore Ottawa’s gardens
Explore beautiful urban landscapes full of colourful flora spring through fall, including over 140 garden sites with garden beds, dedicated trees and rare plants.

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Ottawa’s seven national museums
Visit seven of Canada’s nine national museums in one city! Ottawa is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, history and more.
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Best walking and cycling tours in Ottawa
Did you know that you can easily walk or bike between world-class attractions, culinary hotspots and green outdoor spaces in Canada’s capital? And…

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Easter
Hop over to Ottawa for Easter events and weekend fun
Create lasting memories with your loved-ones this Easter! Enjoy special activities, baby animals, great food and fresh air in the Ottawa region.
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Discover Indigenous culture in Ottawa
Looking for a destination with authentic Indigenous programming including museums, tours and events? See what memorable experiences await in Canada’s capital.

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Pure Kitchen
Delicious vegetarian and vegan food in the Ottawa area
The culinary scene in Canada’s capital is brimming with delicious cuisine, including popular vegetarian and vegan eateries. From healthy and raw, to…
Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day do-over in Ottawa
Celebrate a second Valentine’s Day in Ottawa around March 14, 2022 with great meals, spa outings, entertainment and more. You deserve it!

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Canadian Museum of History
Culture fun in Ottawa: a March itinerary
Explore perfect cultural options this March including tours, national attractions, plus food and fun for the whole family in Ottawa.
National Gallery of Canada
Indigenous-themed Ottawa visit: a March itinerary
Discover the memorable authentic indigenous experiences (museums, monuments, events and more) that await you in the Ottawa region this March.

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March Break activities in Ottawa
Plan an epic March Break full of sweet sugar shacks, fascinating museums and the great outdoors in Canada’s capital, the perfect family destination!
Children enjoying maple taffy at Fultons Pancake House and Sugar Bush
Maple syrup fun in the Ottawa region
Experience maple magic from late winter into spring! Visit local sugar bushes, see how syrup is produced, eat sweet treats and enjoy the atmosphere!

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Canadian Museum of History
What’s on at museums in Ottawa
Planning to visit Ottawa’s many fascinating museums? Get all the info you need, including hours, ticket access, programming and other practical details.

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