Sunday, May 19, 2024

Things to do on the Weekend in Ottawa

Ottawa is gaining popularity internationally and has a lot of eyes on the fun that it has available. Of course, as the capital city of Canada, it’s no surprise that this city has a vibrant culture and personality, but there’s a lot more going for it than many people realize!


If you’re in the city on the weekend and want to see what type of fun the city has to offer: here are the top attractions!

Check Out the Rideau Canal

In the summer, this canal is great for boating and fun city tours.  In the winter, it completely changes!  Frozen over and solid enough to carry any person, the channel becomes an ice skating hotspot that allows visitors to skate in the open air and admire the city’s beauty while also getting to get outside and have fun.  Although it can change wildly from season to season, this Canal helps define what type of city Ottawa is.

Walk Through the National Gallery of Canada

Being in the country’s capital has its perks! For example, in the National Gallery of Canada, you can see art pieces from all over the country and worldwide.  Everything is breathtaking and incredible, and those who visit say they leave with a new respect for those they share the planet with.  Although it’s been open for 140 years in some respects, it’s constantly changing and evolving and works to surprise and delight visitors.

Be Surprised By The Canadian Museum of Nature

This natural history museum is spread out over 18,910 square meters of land, filling it with important information on the history of the land.  Offering everything from natural history to anthropology and human history, every visitor is bound to learn something incredible.  This can be a great weekend spot for families who want their children to continue curious about the world around them.

Enjoy Space In The Canada Science and Technology Museum

Space is on everyone’s minds lately.  Although there’s no shortage of Ottawa homes for sale, many have turned their attention to the stars.  There are countless exhibits and informational tidbits that will surprise and intrigue anyone who visits. There’s a healthy amount of focus on educating younger visitors and helping inspire an interest in space in them since how they view space and the world around them can inform what type of person they become.  

See The Sights On A River Bike Ride

After spending another week working, it’s okay to want to get out and take a breath of fresh air.  This bit of entertainment can be free unless you have to rent your bicycle, but even then, it’s inexpensive for some fun!  Enjoy biking from parliament to Victoria Island and getting to know the city in a way that not many people get to.  Ottawa is beautiful, and nowhere is that more evident than on a bike!

Ottawa is a multifaceted city with everything from space exploration to ice skating on the mind, and visiting gives you the chance to enjoy all of it! So get to know this amazing city, and consider visiting soon!

Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey, a curious soul from NY, is a technical, business writer, and journalist. Her passion lies in crafting well-researched, data-driven content that delivers authentic information to global audiences, fostering curiosity and inspiration.

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