COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the region. While Ottawa is in the reopening stages of COVID-19, our website may not reflect current offerings. Please contact each business or entity directly before making plans.

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Experience all of Canada in one place

Discover the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in Ottawa, Canada’s capital!


Room Service concert series
Room Service Concert Series: An Ottawa hotel exclusive
Missing music and comedy festivals? On select weekends this June and July, get exclusive access to an amazing lineup performances broadcast to your room in a participating Ottawa hotel.
Summer Incentive Campaign
Let us pay you a visit
Get $200 towards Ottawa attractions, tours and restaurants when you book a 2-night getaway or staycation this summer in Canada’s capital!
VFR campaign
Together again in Ottawa
Get together with friends and family and make up for lost time! Invite guests to visit Ottawa and enter our contest to win their stay!
Bookmark Ottawa
Bookmark Ottawa

Making future travel plans to Canada’s capital? Choose the fun activities you’d like to do on your next visit to Ottawa and you could win your stay!

#MyOttawa Local's Guide
#MyOttawa Local's Guide
Discover the #MyOttawa Local’s Guide top picks for more inspiration on things to see, do and visit in Canada’s capital.
What’s happening in the Ottawa area
Check out some of the fun events and activities taking place in the Ottawa region this week, including the weekend! Visit this page each week for highlights of what’s going on in Canada’s capital.

Upcoming events

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
This free multi-day summer festival on the Rideau River—the largest event of its kind in North America—features racing, concerts, family fun, local food vendors and more.
Ottawa Fringe Festival
The Fringe Festival is a celebration of the arts and an opportunity for local, national and international artists to showcase their original work.
Atlético Ottawa
Atlético Ottawa
Ottawa’s new professional soccer team plays 14 home games in the Canadian Premier League.
Canada Day Fireworks
Canada Day
Take part in the biggest Canada Day party in the country each year on July 1 in Canada’s capital region!
Music and Beyond
Music and Beyond
This unique summer cultural festival—which links classical music to visual art, drama, poetry, science and more—draws audiences to performances in distinctive venues throughout Canada’s capital.

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Best ice cream (and other frozen treats) in Ottawa
Looking for a cool treat on a hot summer day or year round? Check out some of the best ice cream (and delicious alternatives) that are made with love in Ottawa.

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