Things to do in Ottawa

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    Parliament Hill

    Parliament Hill

    Ranked #1 overall in Ottawa things to do
    63 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    During the summer months the nightly light show on Parliament Hill is a must see!

  • 2
    Rideau Canal

    Rideau Canal

    Ranked #2 overall in Ottawa things to do
    40 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    While not much to do in the realm of entertainment, this is a very beautiful spot to stroll.

  • 3
    ByWard Market

    ByWard Market

    Ranked #3 overall in Ottawa things to do
    38 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Pub, Art Gallery, Market
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeFamilies

    ByWard is the beating heart of Ottawa. This outdoor/indoor market is where the city's personality shines and it's the best place to catch the vibe of local culture. Come here ...

  • 4
    National Gallery of Canada

    National Gallery of Canada

    Ranked #4 overall in Ottawa things to do
    31 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Art Museum, Art Gallery
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    Great place to spend a cold or rainy day. The National Gallery Bookstore is a hidden gem for gifts.

  • 5
    Gatineau Park

    Gatineau Park

    Ranked #5 overall in Ottawa things to do
    24 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenAdventure

    Really nice place to go visit. Lots of places to walk and sites. Really pretty in the fall

  • 6
    Canadian War Museum

    Canadian War Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Ottawa things to do
    19 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Michelle was an interior designer working on this project.

  • 7
    Major's Hill Park

    Major's Hill Park

    Ranked #7 overall in Ottawa things to do
    17 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyHistory
  • 8
    Canadian Museum of Nature

    Canadian Museum of Nature

    Ranked #8 overall in Ottawa things to do
    16 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryAdventure

    This is an amazing historical site showing all pictures and descriptions of wars within the outside Canada.

  • 9
    National Arts Centre

    National Arts Centre

    Ranked #9 overall in Ottawa things to do
    14 reviews
    Performing Arts, Theater
    Popular withNightlifeArtsyHistory

    A popular venue for music and theatre! There’s constantly new shows running at any given time so there’s always something to check out!

  • 10
    National Aviation Museum

    National Aviation Museum

    Ranked #10 overall in Ottawa things to do
    15 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryAdventure

    Great visit of this Museum which is within walking distance or short drive. Great family museum to visit, and for the military buffs or adventure buffs...you will love this one.

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