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Lansdowne, Christmas
Holiday season events in Ottawa
Ottawa’s illuminated urban spaces, festive markets, special shows and culinary experiences will dazzle you during the magical holiday season.
Saunders Farm, Fall
Spooky and fun Halloween activities in Ottawa this fall
Looking to celebrate Halloween with fun, spooky or even terrifying programming? The Ottawa region has options for everyone from young kids to adults.

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Thanksgiving long weekend fun in Ottawa: a 2022 itinerary
This Thanksgiving weekend, soak up autumn colours and keep the kids entertained with outdoor activities, indoor attractions, and great tours in the Ottawa region !
BeaverTails and pumpkin
Best fall treats in Ottawa
Enjoy sweet and savoury goodies including harvest-inspired beer, baked goods, cold treats and warm drinks while basking in Ottawa’s autumn beauty.

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Pumpkinferno, Upper Canada Village
Outdoor family fall activities in the Ottawa region
Have fun outdoors with the kids this fall by walking, cycling, paddling, ziplining, flying, tasting and touring your way through the Ottawa region.
Voyageurs Pathway/Sentier des Voyageurs
Awesome autumn adventures and activities in Ottawa
Be adventurous while enjoying spectacular fall colours this fall in Ottawa by ziplining, caving, bungee jumping, flying, climbing, hiking, cycling, and more.

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Banco Bistro
Eat, play, and relax at the Casino Lac-Leamy
Looking to indulge in great food, exciting gaming, live performances and more? Head to the Casino Lac-Leamy, just a 10-minute drive from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Québec!
Pumpkins, fall
Fall for the perfect pumpkin patch and apple orchard in Ottawa
Visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches at the many farms in the Ottawa region this autumn for pick-your-own or pre-picked goodies, activities, and more.

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Tavern on the Falls
Great patios by Ottawa neighbourhood
Looking for the ultimate patio spot in Ottawa? Check out some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with outdoor spaces, by neighbourhood.
Rideau Canal Locks, Ottawa River
Hiking highlights in the Ottawa area
Looking to explore scenic trails on foot in the Ottawa region? Choose from walking on easy urban pathways, hiking on rugged rural terrain and much more.

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breakfast, brunch
Hot brunch spots in Canada’s capital
Browse a few of the tastiest brunch places in the Ottawa area that serve classic egg breakfasts, inventive dishes, mimosas, Caesars and much more.
Capital Pride
LGBTQ2S+ in Ottawa
Ottawa is an inclusive and diverse destination that welcomes all visitors with open arms. The city’s walkable and vibrant downtown offers easy access…

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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.
Rideau Falls
Top hidden gems to photograph in Ottawa
There’s no shortage of stunning photo ops in Ottawa with its striking skyline, architectural appeal, charming neighbourhoods, and abundance of natural…

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ByWard Market Square
Best places to photograph this summer in Ottawa
Looking to capture amazing photos in Ottawa this summer? Discover top spots including historic sites, architectural gems, natural wonders and more.
Byward Market view from the Andaz Hotel Cooper, Spirits and Sights
Where to watch sunsets in Ottawa
Find the perfect spot in Canada’s capital to watch some of the country’s best sunsets: picturesque waterways, urban patios, hidden locations, and more.

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Mooney’s Bay Beach
Swim and sunbathe at Ottawa’s sandy beaches
Looking to have fun or relax at a beautiful sandy beach? Visit the four public beaches in Canada’s capital to play, barbecue, picnic, sunbathe and more!

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