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.