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Unofficial nature museums in Ottawa

Unofficial nature museums in Ottawa

Ottawa is a nature-loving region known for its hundreds of kilometres of multi-use pathways, beautifully manicured city parks, and the impressive Canadian Museum of Nature. But the area’s rich outdoor scene can be explored in many other ways. Get adventurous by rafting within the city, taking a Canadian safari, ziplining between two provinces, and braving Canada’s highest bungee jump. Or relax by strolling or birdwatching in the Greenbelt’s rare ecosystems, paddling or cruising on picturesque waterways, hiking the hills, getting pampered at indoor/outdoor spas, experiencing authentic indigenous culture, and learning about agriculture and animals at local farms.

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline fix or ultimate relaxation, Ottawa’s awesome outdoors will certainly inspire you.

Get inspired

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Unofficial Museums - Nature inspiration in Ottawa
Connect with nature in unexpected ways with outdoor options that will leave you truly relaxed or delirious with adrenaline in the Ottawa region.
Rideau Canal Ottawa Locks
Best ways to experience the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
Did you know a UNESCO World Heritage Site winds its way through the urban core of Canada’s capital? Find out how you can explore the Rideau Canal!
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Awesome adventurous activities in Ottawa
Zipline, jump, fly, paddle and speed your way through the Ottawa region! Try these adrenaline-pumping activities to make unforgettable memories.

Unofficial 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.
Unofficial Museums: Festivals
Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa
Go beyond Ottawa’s familiar entertainment options and discover unexpected surprises that will inspire you to explore different venues, events and more.
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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.

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