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Ottawa Unlocked

Ottawa Unlocked

Be the ultimate tourist in your own backyard by exploring the beautiful region of Canada’s capital—a destination visitors from all over the world love for its clean air, friendly people, countless attractions, and easy access to nature.  

Now that restrictions are easing, Ottawa’s tourism community is carefully and safely unlocking its doors and extending a warm welcome to locals and visitors.

We’ve gathered all the information you need to plan a memorable staycation in the Ottawa region during these unusual times.

Unlock Ottawa’s best

It’s on us!
It’s on us!
Visit Ottawa this year and get $100 spending money, on us! Book a 2-night stay and get a $100 VISA gift card to use on activities, attractions and restaurants of your choice!
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Stage 3
Check out what you can see and do during your staycation in Ottawa this summer 2020.
Canada Science and Technology 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.
#MyOttawa Pass, Ottawa River
#MyOttawa Pass
Sign up for Ottawa’s very own free, local savings passport, complete with an impressive collection of discounts and offers from businesses across the city.
Canadian Museum of History
Museum and attraction programming this summer in Ottawa
You can once again visit many of Ottawa’s popular museums, historic sites, and other attractions! Some sites are offering regular programming (and…
Watson's Mill, Photo(s): Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa/Ville d'Ottawa
Discover Ottawa’s Rural Communities
It’s time to get out of town, without even having to leave the city! Rural Ottawa is the perfect one-day getaway to reconnect with nature and get to know the local businesses behind the neighbourhood.

Summer 2020 staycation itineraries

Byward Market, Canada maple leaf and ceremonial guard cookies
Romantic staycation in Ottawa
You don’t have to go far to get closer to your partner this summer—just plan a romantic retreat in your own beautiful city! Ottawa attractions like…
Paddle Boarding on the Ottawa River
Outdoor staycation in Ottawa
Take advantage of being home this summer and plan a vacation full of outdoor activities in your own city! Whether you’re exploring solo or with your…
Canada cookie, Parliament, Ottawa River in the background
Family staycation in Ottawa
Who needs to go away on a family vacation when you can be a tourist in your own beautiful city? This summer, many attractions and businesses in Canada…

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Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Stage 3
Check out what you can see and do during your staycation in Ottawa this summer 2020.
Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Stage 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…

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