Sports & Recreation
Four seasons of adventure
Name your game and Ottawa's got your match. With beautiful scenic pathways, world-class golf, renowned white water rafting and kayaking, the magnificent Ottawa River, and crowds of impassioned hockey fans, it's easy to see why. Not to mention the historic and very beautiful Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of paddlers, trails, and of course, the world's largest skating rink. Regardless of the season, Ottawa has an adventure or activity for you, without ever having to leave the heart of the city.
Hockey Night In Ottawa
Be part of Ottawa's hockey passion. Head to Scotiabank Place, where the Ottawa Senators take to the ice and face off with the best in the NHL. Get a taste of hometown hockey pride with the Ottawa 67's, or join the crowd at the Robert Guertin Centre to cheer on the Gatineau Olympiques.
Ottawa is a cyclist's paradise, and its more than 300 kilometres of pathways and mountain biking trails are the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Capital City. Rent a bike or ride your own and spin through natural areas, parks, gardens, national sites, and more.
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Water & Outdoor Adventures
Ottawa's natural beauty begs for more than just admiring. Why not experience it up close?
Embark on a wilderness tour or give whitewater rafting or kayaking a try on the Ottawa River. Feeling bold? Cap you day with bungee jumping!
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If golf is your game, Ottawa's your city. You'll find more than 140 golf courses in the area, many within arm's reach of downtown Ottawa. Whether you're looking for a challenge, an executive course, or something in between, you'll find a fantastic course to suit your game.
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Hit the slopes or the trails, Ottawa has no shortage of either—hundreds of kilometres of scenic trails, several downhill resorts with majestic views from the top, and two annual cross-country events hosted in the region.
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Glide along the 7.8-km Rideau Canal Skateway, the largest outdoor skating rink in the world. A heart-warming winter tradition for thousands of happy skaters. Find hot chocolate, snack stations, change huts, and skate and sled rentals along the way.
Learn more about skating on the Rideau Canal