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Watson's Mill, Photo(s): Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa/Ville d'Ottawa

Discover Ottawa’s Rural Communities

Discover Ottawa’s Rural Communities

Craving a change of scenery? Maybe a little fresh air or a new patio to try out? 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. Plan your next trip to Ottawa’s charming rural communities and make the most of your visit with the itineraries below.

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Morris Island
Visit West Carleton-March this summer
It’s time for a change of scenery, take a day trip out to visit the West Carleton-March neighbourhoods, just 35 minutes west of Ottawa!
Mimis Donuts
Explore Rideau-Goulbourn this summer
Here are some reasons to road trip to the charming Rideau-Goulbourn neighbourhoods, just 30 minutes south of Ottawa!
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
A summer getaway to Osgoode, Metcalfe, and Greely
Plan your next weekend getaway to Ottawa’s rural communities, starting with Osgoode, just 30 minutes south of Ottawa!
Cumberland Heritage Museum
Discover summer in Cumberland
Jump in the car heading east and don’t stop until you’re in the charming, historic streets of Cumberland, just 20 minutes from Ottawa.
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Cycling in rural Ottawa
With over 800 kilometres (364 miles) of pathways, Canada’s capital region is a cyclist’s dream—especially the vast countryside surrounding the city.

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