A guide to Ottawa – the capital of Canada

ottawa seen from above

If you are heading to Ottawa for business or pleasure, you can combine the two to create one of the most unforgettable experiences of a lifetime.

No matter what you enjoy doing in your free time, there are plenty of fun-filled attractions to check out. Here are just a few activities that you should try when in the capital of Canada.

Planning Your Trip

If you weren’t sure about whether Ottawa is the right city for you to visit, you should have no excuses now! Make sure to plan your trip to the capital as soon as you can. The later you book your trip, the more it may cost.

With so much to see and do, you can be certain that there is an activity that will interest you when it comes to visiting Ottawa.

If you are heading to the capital city in the winter months, make sure you don’t miss out on the large outdoor skating rink.

Go Ice Skating

When winter hits Ottawa, some may see it as doom and gloom having to wrap up warm and be out in the cold. However, there are so many fun activities that you can take part in, such as visiting the largest outdoor skating rink in the world (as stated by the Guinness Book of World Records!).

Head to The Rideau Canal where you will see the canal transform into a 7.8 km ice rink. Visitors and locals can skate through the center of Ottawa city, making it one of the most fun and enjoyable activities to enjoy.

Explore the Markets

Heading to the ByWard Market is a must for anyone who likes their food. The market comes alive thanks to a selection of some of the most exciting restaurants that Ottawa has to offer.

With a whole host of world foods available in one place, you can select from tasty cuisines to suit every taste bud.

When dining, there may be entertainment from up-and-coming bands, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.

There are plenty of baked goods and fresh food that you can purchase at the market. Even better, as you walk through the market, you will pass more than 260 stands that are sure to catch your eye.

Get Spooked

For horror fans, a trip to Ottawa isn’t complete with a visit to the Haunted Walk of Ottawa. Although it isn’t your standard walking tour, visitors can enjoy 90 minutes of gruesome fun that leads you through one of the most haunted buildings in Ottawa…

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