What To Do


Ottawa is blessed with an abundance of attractions that will enliven your visit. Bask in the city’s wealth of historic landmarks — from the iconic Parliament Buildings to the Rideau Canal — all located within its downtown core; marvel at the architectural wonders that house national museums and galleries, before taking in their world-class exhibitions; and, soak in Ottawa’s natural beauty, the perfect backdrop for an outdoor adventure. And round out those experiences with activities that will excite your kids during the day, food that will comfort or surprise (depending on your mood), and nightlife that sparkles.

Capital Sites and Canadian Heritage

As the country’s Capital, Ottawa offers visitors a wealth of quintessentially Canadian experiences.

Entertainment & Nightlife

From quiet and intimate to busy and happening, there’s something for everyone, with lots of options for evening entertainment.

Family Entertainment

Ottawa is truly a child-friendly city, with lots for families to see and do year-round.


Unique Ottawa neighbourhoods offer distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experiences across the Capital.

Sports & Leisure

Ottawa is a natural for sports fans and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Tours & Sightseeing

Ottawa is filled with Capital sights and attractions – and just about as many ways to explore and see them.