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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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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.
Canadian War Museum
What’s on at museums in Ottawa
Wondering what to do indoors during COVID-19 in Ottawa? Visit our fascinating museums! Find out what’s open, how to get advanced reservations, and more.
Snowmobile
Snowmobile trails in and around Ottawa
Planning a snowmobiling adventure this winter? Find out about easily accessible urban and rural trails, places to stay, local breweries and more.
Parliament, Winter
Top outdoor places to photograph in Ottawa this winter
Discover some of the best places to take outdoor photos this winter season in Ottawa, including snowy scenes and beautiful sights.
Gatineau Park, winter, Snowshoeing
Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.
National Arts Centre
Must-try local fun virtual social events
Stay connected with friends, family or co-workers with fun and easy virtual experiences offered by innovators based in Canada’s capital!
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Five winter-friendly must-see sights in Ottawa
Many of Ottawa’s attractions and experiences are best in the winter! Discover five of the must-see sights you shouldn’t miss when you visit Canada's capital.
Lansdowne, Christmas
Holiday season events in Ottawa
With hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, festive markets and virtual experiences, Ottawa is a great place to celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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