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


UM Winter
Unofficial Museums
Ottawa is known as the city of museums, so we turned every point of interest into Unofficial Museums!
Nordik Spa-Nature
Spa and wellness highlights in Ottawa
From indoor/outdoor thermal therapy oases to unique treatments and calming activities in gorgeous settings, the Ottawa region offers ultimate relaxation options.
Event calendar
Find out what’s happening in Canada’s capital up to a year in advance by searching our online Event Calendar.

Upcoming events

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
Ottawa Senators
Take in the electric atmosphere of an NHL game in Canada’s capital and watch pro hockey players compete in the national winter sport.
Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest
Live shows by Sarah Neufeld, Kenny Barron, Thus Owls, and more!
Canadian Culinary Championship
This respected culinary event features a weekend competition among nine chefs who won regional competitions in the fall of 2022 in Vancouver, Calgary…
Big Bang Festival
A one-of-a-kind festival of musical adventures, inviting children and their families on a colourful journey featuring a rich array of sound concepts…
BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
Each year during Winterlude, the world's largest ice dragon boat racing event attracts participants and spectators on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

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Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.
Eat, play, and relax at the Casino Lac-Leamy
Looking to indulge in great food, exciting gaming, live performances and more? Head to the Casino Lac-Leamy, just a 10-minute drive from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Québec!

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