17 Fun Things to do in Ottawa You Won’t Want to Miss

From fantastic Ottawa Tours to the great Ottawa restaurants Byward Market to the street art utility boxes of downtown Ottawa, there is so much to see and to photograph.

Ottawa is surrounded by an area called Outaouais which contains some fantastic things to do within a one hour drive of the city. Here are 17 fun things to do in Ottawa and Outaouais.

This museum is big – like most things in Canada. The Canadian History Museum receives over 1.2 million visitors every year, has a very cool design over its three large floors.

The Canadian History Museum


It doesn’t feel right to call Fairmont Chateau Laurier a hotel as it is so much more. More like one of the major Ottawa sights to see merged with a hotel. The building itself is a stunning castle.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier


Reputed to be the most beautiful patio in Ottawa, La Terrasse has fabulous views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Canal. It is also a symphony of colours.

La Terrasse at Fairmont Chateau Laurier


The National Gallery is one of Canada’s finest art museums. And it is also a rather spectacular building! Before you even get inside the National Gallery of Canada there are photo opportunities galore.

The National Gallery of Canada


The Byward Market area is fantastic for food photography – from the iconic red Beaver Tails stand to fresh produce at its farmers market to the colorful actual Byward Market Building.

Visit Byward Market


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