Canada’s Capital really comes alive in the summertime — there’s an exciting new event almost every day. It’s time to get out and make the most of the beautiful weather and sunshine, and there’s no shortage of things to see or do in the area. Today, we’ll show you some of the fun-filled and unique things you can do in Ottawa this summer — let’s take a look!
Visit the Byward Market
A wander through the cultures of the world has never been closer to home with a visit to the Byward Market. Home to a vast range of unique shops, restaurants, and world-famous vendor stalls that change every day, the area has endless opportunities for new experiences. Whether you’re looking for fresh locally-grown produce, handcrafted Ecuadorian jewelry, or anything else that’s culturally unique, the market offers a great way to spend an afternoon.
Attend 2018 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
This year’s Ottawa Bluesfest is shaping up to be a massive event with all sorts of great performers. Whether you’re into alternative, classic rock, rap, or the good old-fashioned blues itself, head on over to LeBreton Flats to enjoy a live concert experience unlike any other! Great food and drink, energetic company, and lasting memories await.
Explore Ottawa’s Many Parks
The Ottawa Valley is rich with beautiful, sprawling green spaces full of flowers, trees, ponds, playgrounds, and so much more. Our particular favourites are Andrew Haydon Park near Bayshore Shopping Centre (the perfect combination for a great day out), Confederation Park across from City Hall, and Rockcliffe Park and Pavilion, the latter of which holds everything from large picnic gatherings to folk music concerts with a stunning view of the Ottawa River. It’s a great way to unwind with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!
Embark on a Bicycle Journey
Ottawa is quickly becoming a very bike-friendly city. There are countless bicycle paths in every neighbourhood from Orleans to Kanata and everywhere in-between, giving you plenty of flexibility in choosing a new area to explore on two wheels. It’s great exercise and great fun!
Make Your Landscape Dream Come True
Summer is the perfect time to deal with the subpar lawn or backyard you’ve been looking out at for all these years. You could opt to do something as simple as a re-sodding or gardening project, or you could completely redesign your landscape with Hansen Lawn & Gardens Ltd.! The possibilities are endless.
Ottawa is a city full of exciting possibilities, especially in the summer when the weather heats up and everyone is excited to get outdoors. These are just a few of the many exciting things to do in the area, so be sure to get out there and make the most of it!