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Best things to do in Ottawa

History Museum
“Large collection on exhibits. Children museum is located inside and kids love it. Free entry every Thursday between 5-8pm”
181 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“ByWard Market is a buzzing hub of outdoor farmers’ market stalls and specialty food shops selling Canadian cheese and maple-infused chocolate. It’s also known for its colorful street art and hip stores filled with crafts and clothes by local designers”
192 locals recommend
Museum
“Canada's national natural history museum offers world-class galleries in a handsome heritage "Castle". Marvel at dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles in the Fossil Gallery. See grizzlies and other wild animals up close in beautiful dioramas in the Mammal Gallery. Observe hundreds of specimens in the Bird Gallery. See a real blue whale skeleton in the Water Gallery. Be dazzled by over a thousand gorgeous minerals and rocks in the Earth Gallery. Learn about Canada's North in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Peer at an eye-popping assortment of creepy crawlies in Nature Live. Enjoy an action-packed 3D movie. Take advantage of numerous hands-on activities. Don't miss the special, travelling exhibitions. A superb destination for visitors of all ages!”
147 locals recommend
History Museum
“Canada's national museum of military history. Free every Thursday between 5-8 pm”
99 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Canadian science, technology, and innovation are showcased through 11 interactive exhibitions. Free every day between 4-5pm”
29 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is Canada's national aviation history museum. The museum is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport.”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“Find out how coins are made, see more than one million dollars’ worth of pure gold and hold a solid gold bar in your hands! It’s free to visit the fun boutique and guided tours of the facility are very affordable”
27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Take a short 20 minute car ride to this historic museum. It will take you back to the Cold War era. A fun and informative time. Allow 2 hours”
18 locals recommend
Museum
“Farm in the city! Take the kids...go yourself. It's a very entertaining and educational experience to see animals up close and personal.”
12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“From beautiful art to a sophisticated cafe, Ottawa's newly renovated art gallery is the perfect spot to take Instagram photos. The Ottawa Art Gallery is free to visit, so you can easily visit the gallery to share pictures of your favorite artworks with your friends. Make sure to head to Jackson Cafe for a great photo spot, here you will find a stylish space with plenty of gold accents.”
11 locals recommend
Theatre
“If you want to soak up some culture, head to the the GCTC for a play. You can walk there in 10 minutes.”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“In the former commissariat used by the Royal Engineers and Colonel John By during the building of the Rideau Canal—the oldest stone masonry building in the city—are exhibits that record the life and times of Bytown and Ottawa.”
13 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Who loves planes? We all do! So come check out the museum based around them! Also, in behind the museum in Rockcliffe Airport, where you can watch people fly from a few hundred feet away.”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“Cindy will treat you right and make you a great cup of coffee or other specialties. Enjoy in her beautiful garden!”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“An amazing time for the kids! Mine all love it, what can I say, when there's tons of places to go, run, touch, dress-up and make- you can't go wrong. 1 year olds to my teenagers enjoy this place. Hey, actually it was my favourite place to go when I was a kid too!”
7 locals recommend
Theatre
“Local theatre with great visiting and local talent. Plays, musicals, improv, you name it and they've got it”
5 locals recommend