Things to Do in Ottawa
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Five-minute walk | 270m / 0.2mi
Visited by more than three million people each year, Parliament Hill is one of the most popular things to do in Ottawa. Explore solo or take a guided tour of the grounds and monuments. Don't miss the annual Sound and Light Show during the summer months.
Nine-minute walk | 650m / 0.4mi
Indulge in retail therapy at downtown Ottawa's premiere shopping centre featuring over 170 retailers and specialty boutiques. The Rideau Centre is also located adjacent to the Ottawa Convention Centre.
15-minute walk | 1.1km / 0.7mi
Canada's oldest continually operating farmers' market is open year-round. Stroll around the market, and browse the locally grown produce, specialty foods, buskers and more. The surrounding area is also home to a variety of popular bars and restaurants.
TD Place Stadium
10-minute drive | 3.0km / 1.8mi
Sports fans shouldn't miss a game at TD Place Stadium, home to the CFL Ottawa Redblacks and NASL Ottawa Fury FC. The stadium has also been home to Olympic games, FIFA soccer matches, live concerts and many more events.
Downtown Ottawa is home to many cultural and historical museums, providing days of things to do in Ottawa. Some of the most popular museums include:
- National Gallery of Canada - 20-minute walk | 1.4km / 0.9mi
- Canadian Museum of History - Seven-minute drive | 2.7km / 1.7mi
- Canadian War Museum - Eight-minute drive | 2.8km / 1.7mi
Canadian Tire Centre
20-minute drive | 29.2km / 18.1mi
Cheer on your favourite hockey teams this season. Canadian Tire Centre is home to the NHL Ottawa Senators. The arena also hosts concerts, sporting events and other things to do in Ottawa throughout the year.
Our nation's capital is famous for hosting popular festivals during all seasons. Our downtown location puts you just steps from exciting music performances, food showcases and much more.