10 Free Things Do This Reading Week In Ottawa

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10 Free Things Do This Reading Week In Ottawa

So, you couldn’t afford that flight to the Dominican. Neither could I tbh, but I guess now’s the time to start saving for that dream vacation in the spring, right?

Now that you’ll just be hanging out in Ottawa, why not take the chance to explore the city in its wintery splendour and save some money in the meantime. Here’s 10 free things to do this reading week in Canada’s capital.

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1. Check out the ice sculptures at Confederation Park.


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2. Take a skate down the Rideau Canal.


#ziplining #jacquescartierpark #winterlude #baldesneige #myottawa #ncc #nationscapital #capitalcity #narcityottawa #touristinmyowncity #everydayottawa The line ups were unbelievable at Jacques-Cartier Park, in particular for the zip lining, tubing and, dog sled rides👍 obviously the kids were having a blast ☺

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3. Catch some amazing views of the city on Winterlude’s free zip-line (only until Feb.20).


4. Watch the Ice Dragon Boat Festival at Dow’s Lake on Feb. 17 and 18.


#Hiver au #lacMeech #Outaouaisfun #ParcdelaGatineau #Gatineau #winter #neige #MeechLake #GatineauPark

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5. Go for a walk around one of Gatineau’s picturesque lakes.


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6. Grab your camera and explore the Glebe.


Winter hikes with views ❄️🚶🏻🌲 #hull #aylmer #ruins #abandoned #abandonedplaces #quebectourism

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7. Explore the eerie Wilson Carbide Mill.


8. Take a free horse-drawn carriage ride through Little Italy.


Whatchu lookin' at

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9. Get artsy and head to the National Art Gallery for free on Thursdays from 5-8pm.


❄️🍻

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10. Take a short road trip and explore charming Chelsea.


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Evan Przesiecki

Carleton Journalism graduate and bearded nomad. All-day breakfast enthusiast. Instagram: @evan.przesiecki
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