Parliament summer

Summertime in the capital can’t be beat

Ottawa comes alive in the summertime with renowned music festivals, incredible patios, outdoor activities and so much more. The capital city is the perfect picturesque destination offering an incredible fusion of natural beauty, cultural richness and a bustling downtown core.

Savour the summer

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa’s summer 2024 music festivals
See big name music stars or up and coming talent at world-class festivals, free events and local happenings during Ottawa’s warm seasons!
Major's Hill Park, view of Parliament
Ottawa: A top cycling destination
Looking for the ultimate cycling destination for all levels? Get easy access to urban and rural pathways, plus tours, events and more in Canada’s capital!
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.
Bug Adventure
Special exhibits
Special exhibits are always plentiful at Ottawa-area museums.
Cycling pathways Ottawa
Free or nearly free activities in spring, summer and fall in Ottawa
Free or almost free things to do in Ottawa in the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Byward Market, strawberries
Shop local at Ottawa farmers' markets
Looking to buy seasonal produce, handmade items and unique local specialities? Visit one of the many daily or weekly farmers' markets in Canada's capital!

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