Museums and attraction programming
Ottawa’s popular museums, historic sites and attractions are open, with modifications to ensure safety and physical distancing. Learn more about their admission guidelines and operating schedule.
- National Gallery of Canada: Moyra Davey (October 2, 2020 – January 3, 2021); William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance (until March 2021); Barcelone (on view November 2020 untilJ 2021); Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons (February 25, 2021 – May 23, 2021); Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition (May 14 - September 6, 2021)
- Canadian Museum of History: Civil Liberties (winter 2020); Queens of Egypt (summer 2021)
- Canadian War Museum: Forever changed – Stories from the Second World War (December 4, 2020 – September 6, 2021); Anne Frank – A History for Today (winter 2021); World Press Photo (summer 2021)
- Canadian Museum of Nature: Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages (October 2, 2020 – January 3, 2021)
New hotels opening
The contemporary Wingate by Wyndham Kanata West Ottawa, opened in August 2020 with 120 rooms, is located near the Canadian Tire Centre and a short drive from the Kanata North Technology Park. Groups will enjoy free breakfast and WiFi, plus a gym, pool and on-site bar.
Safe Travels Stamp
Ottawa Tourism has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp, established by the World Travel Council. The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience 'Safe Travels.'
Some of our members such as Brew Donkey Tours, Canadian War museum, C’est Bon Cooking, Escape Bicycle tour, Haunted Walks, and the Diefenbunker also earned Safe Travel stamps.