Join Winter in Ottawa
1. Start your vacation day with the ceremony of “Changing the Guard” on famous Parliament Hill. In the evenings enjoy the spectacular Sound and Light shows presented here every day. 2. Enjoy class art collections of National Gallery of Canada. Admire the drawings, paintings, sculpture and photos of famous European and American artists. Find out more about the Canadian art.
3. Walk along the Rideau Canal; admire the boats, canoes and kayaks in summer or the skaters in the winter! Take a rest in one of many parks located along it. 4. For a moment of relaxation you can go on Andrew Haydon Park. This popular riverside park has a large range of facilities and attractions: beautiful walking trails, duck and gees ponds, a waterfall, many play structures and a picnic area. There are also facilities for outdoor concerts. 5. On the Rideau Canal Dow’s Lake is a small artificial lake very attractive especially in May when in the surrounding area are displayed the tulips planted for the Canadian Tulip Festival. During the winters the frozen lake is part of the huge skating ring of Ottawa and starting location for February Winterlude Festival. 6. Have fun together with your family in the Canadian larger water park; Calypso Theme Water Park. Enjoy the water rides, waves pool, river runs and white water adventure. 7. Visit the ByWard Market. During the day it is home of farmers, shops artisans and boutique, but after the sunset it become the centre of Ottawa nightlife. A lot of bars, lounges, hotspots for entertainment are also located here. The culture lovers can visit venues like National Arts Centre or Ottawa Little Theatre that offer a large range of shows all the year. 8. Ottawa River, the natural eastern border of the city, is a major attraction of the summer days. You can be initialized in kayak or rafting by specialized operators. They also organize expeditions for the ones with experience in these sports. The fishing passionate are expected all the yearlong for guided fishing tours.