Check out these ways to safely experience the city! Please always reference the websites or social media accounts of each attraction or business for more detailed information, as circumstances can change at any time, and consult our visiting Ottawa safely during COVID-19 page for information on the most recent COVID-19 regulations.
Here are just some of the activities and experiences available in the region as of Thursday, July 15:
Ottawa enters Step 3 of reopening this Friday, July 16 at 12:01 am which means indoor dining can resume, museums and galleries can reopen, and more businesses can open or increase capacity. Visit Reopening Ontario for details and support local neighbourhood businesses that are opening back up!
Ottawa Tourism launched its #Invite2 campaign this week, encouraging each household in the region to invite two friends or relatives to visit the area sometime in 2021 (which would inject more than half a billion dollars into the local economy). Visit the #Invite2 webpage for inspiration and to enter our contest for a chance to win a trip!
Check out the new interprovincial zipline, Interzip Rogers! This brand-new attraction sends riders soaring between Ottawa and Gatineau 120 feet above the Ottawa River.
Head over to Sparks Street to check out the Little Library where visitors can take a break and read a book in the middle of downtown. And Songs from the Shed is back with live music by local artists on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00noon to 2:00pm (between O’Connor and Bank Streets). FREE!
Omega Park celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! The drive-through Canadian safari near Montebello, Québec is open for visitors to learn about and experience Canadian wildlife, enjoy the Omega By Night illuminated nighttime experience, and even indulge at their new restaurant, OmegaBon!
Learn more about Indigenous businesses and makers in Ottawa. Locally owned and operated Ondarez Clothing and Goods is a store that sells handmade goods from candles to beadwork to silk screening and more.
Planning a romantic staycation with that special someone? Ottawa Tourism has you covered with Romance in Ottawa: a summer 2021 itinerary suggesting spa activities, romantic boat rides, patios, and more.
Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!
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