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Rideau Canal, Summer

Experience all of Canada in one place

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


It’s on us!
It’s on us!
Visit Ottawa this year and get $100 spending money, on us! Book a 2-night stay and get a $100 VISA gift card to use on activities, attractions and restaurants of your choice!
Rideau Canal
Ottawa Unlocked
Our doors are open and it’s a great time to explore the best of Ottawa! See what the region has in store for you.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
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

Capital Pride
Capital Pride
During the third week of August every year, you can join in diverse celebrations of Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community in parks, streets, clubs and other sites across the city.
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Canada's most popular multi-day running event sees close to 50,000 participants compete in a variety of challenging races—including the country's…
The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill - Northern Lights
The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill - Northern Lights
This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country.
Ottawa ComicCon
Ottawa ComicCon
A celebration of pop culture and entertainment featuring celebrities, personalities, fans and exhibitors from the worlds of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, movies, TV, toys, anime, gaming and more.
Ottawa Ribfest - Sparks Street - Food
Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street
Sample some of the best BBQ chicken and ribs you’ll ever taste!

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Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Stage 3
Check out what you can see and do during your staycation in Ottawa this summer 2020.
Ottawa COVID-19 staycation: Things to do in Stage 2
What’s a summer vacation without patios, beauty treatments (including haircuts), shopping and outdoor fun? You can now add these and other options to…

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