Unofficial Museums: Ottawa Senators

Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa

Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa

You may have heard about Ottawa’s world-renown Canadian Tulip Festival, major summer music festivals such as the multi-genre RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, and popular shows at the National Arts Centre—Canada’s stage. But did you know that Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi played an impromptu set at the legendary Rainbow Bistro? That you can still order quarts of Labatt 50 and sing along to live music at The Laff, a local tavern that dates back to 1849? And that you can attend spellbinding Pow Wow competitions during the free Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival?

Come experience Ottawa’s rich collection of music venues, festivals and live performances—the popular tried and true, and the unexpected surprises—all of which will inspire you to fill up your calendar.

Get inspired

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Unofficial Museums - Entertainment inspiration in Ottawa
Discover unexpected venues, events and happenings that will entertain you throughout the year and throughout the region in Ottawa.
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Ottawa’s summer 2023 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!
Event calendar
Find out what’s happening in Canada’s capital up to a year in advance by searching our online Event Calendar.

Unofficial Museums

Want to see more? There’s so much more to see. Rediscover the city of museums, both official and unofficial! Back to all museums

Unofficial Museums: Culinary
Unofficial culinary museums in Ottawa
Titillate your tastebuds with food and drink experiences that highlight Ottawa’s bounty of talented chefs, local products and international influences.
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Unofficial art museums in Ottawa
Delve deeper into the local, national and international art scene by exploring Ottawa’s broader creative community including urban art and cultural events.
Unofficial Museums: Winter
Unofficial nature museums in Ottawa
Make an authentic connection with nature all over the Ottawa region through surprising adventurous activities and epic relaxing experiences.
Unofficial Museums: Ottawa Christmas Market
Unofficial family fun museums in Ottawa
Check out the family-friendly Unofficial Museums that Ottawa has to offer. Good eats, fun sports and so much more.
Unofficial Museums: Holiday
Unofficial Museums
Ottawa is known as the city of museums, so we turned every point of interest into Unofficial Museums!

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