It’s official, Ottawa. Summer has arrived and it’s time to head outside to see what the city has in store. Whether you’re a visitor on holiday or a seasoned Ottawan, there’s something exciting for everyone to experience. For a memorable summer in the city, check out these Ottawa favourites.
Your summer to-do list
Festivals: To keep you busy during the long summer days, Ottawa offers a wide range of pop-up activities. With festivals running from am to pm, you can spend an afternoon eating your favourite foods, then dance the night away at an outdoor concert.
Night markets: With Ottawa’s diverse population, celebrate food and culture at one of these night markets. From street food to unique trinkets, you won’t be leaving empty-handed—or with an empty stomach.
Venture outdoors: Can’t commit to a full weekend getaway? Falling out of touch with nature? Stay close to home and immerse yourself in one of these natural gems.
Eat all the ice cream: Keep cool this summer with an ice cream in hand. Skip the supermarket classics and try one of these specialty ice cream shops. No need to fret, fellow vegans. These shops also feature non-dairy options to satisfy your cravings.
Patios: Make your reservations because patio season is officially here. Whether you’re looking for a seat outside for date night or a large table for celebrations, Ottawa has a patio for every occasion.