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Summer Activities

Summer Vacations in Canada's Capital

Keep things sizzling this summer in Ottawa.

Experience summer in Ottawa through thrilling outdoor festivals, superb recreational activities to create your own outdoor adventure, and exciting evenings spent exploring the city's vibrant downtown nightlife. There are so many ways to celebrate the beautiful summer season in Ottawa—yours to discover!

Canada Day on Parliament Hill
Canada Day

What better way to celebrate the nation's birthday then in Canada's Capital? Join hundreds of thousands of people as they commemorate the big day with concerts, fireworks and more.
Celebrate Canada Day in The Capital

Street View of Byward Market
ByWard Market

Nestled in Ottawa's oldest commercial and residential neighbourhoods is the ultimate destination for finding a variety of farmers' markets, shops, galleries, cafés and clubs.
Learn more about the ByWard Market

Hot Air Balloon Festival
Smoking Summer Fests

Get ready for a summer filled with premier music festivals featuring top performers from around the world, exceptional cultural events showcasing bold expressions of art and so much more.
Check out our Calendar of Events

Canadian War Museum
Museums & Art Galleries

Ottawa museums and galleries invite you to experience the best of Canada all in one place. See a stunning exhibition of the country's art collection or a tribute to Canadian military history.
Find a Museum and Art Gallery

Stay in one of Ottawa's largest hotel suites.

Plan ahead and take advantage of our year-round & seasonal hotel packages for your next trip to Canada's Capital. Book your suite online or call toll-free at 1-800-267-6644.