Things to do in Ottawa

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    Parliament Hill

    Parliament Hill

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

    The master piece to every visit in Ottawa, Parliament Hill is the seat of Canadian politics and culture. Better known as “the Hill”, these buildings dating from 1866 and built ...

  • 2
    Rideau Canal

    Rideau Canal

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

    A walker, biker or ice skaters paradise. Start at Dows Lake and head for Parliament Hill (7.5KM). Famous for the annual Tulip Festival, Winterlude and pleasure boating.

  • 3
    ByWard Market

    ByWard Market

    Ranked #3 overall in Ottawa things to do
    38 reviews
    Shopping, Lake, Market
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeFamilies

    ByWard Market is the tourist trap hangout spot in Ottawa. This place has tens of restaurants, shopping, and outdoor things to buy, from maple syrup to clothing and everything in ...

  • 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

    It is a home for one of the best art and painting collectors including modern and contemporary arts by most well-known painters around the world in the 18th and later ...

  • 5
    Gatineau Park

    Gatineau Park

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

    Gatineau Park is a huge park with lots of outdoor activities available or just a great spot for a picnic.

  • 6
    Canadian War Museum

    Canadian War Museum

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

    Nice museum, veterans and serving military get entry for free, also free parking, and a meal voucher.

  • 7
    Major's Hill Park

    Major's Hill Park

    Ranked #7 overall in Ottawa things to do
    17 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyHistory

    Great place to see with the family

  • 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 another lovely museum. but at one time. it was the victoria museum... i use to go when i was a small child. then later when my daughter was ...

  • 9
    National Arts Centre

    National Arts Centre

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

    This newly renovated music venue has attracted a various artist from all over the world to gather here to show their musical and artistic talent.

  • 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
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