Ottawans complain a lot, when it's winter we whine about the snow and when it's summer we complain about the extreme humidity or all of the rain. Sometimes it could feel like there is nothing to do on days when it's ugly and pouring outside, but trust me there is plenty to do. On humid days even running around inside doesn't sound appealing, you either want to be in cool water, inside not breaking a sweat, or enjoying a cold sweet treat. Sunny days are like the youngest child in the family, everyone loves and adores them. 

READ MORE: 24 Outdoorsy Activities You Need To Do In Ottawa This Summer

Whether you like it or not rainy, humid, and sunny days, are all a part of summer and the best thing you can do is embrace them. Here are 27 things you can do in the summer to beat the rain, enjoy the sun, and escape the heat.

Rainy Day

Sunny Day 

Humid Day

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Rainy Day: 

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Play games inside all day at The Loft Board Game Lounge


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Try your best to escape from one of Ottawa's Escape Rooms


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Jump the rainy day away at Flying Squirrel Ottawa


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Get a hole in one at Putting Edge glow in the dark mini golf


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Unleash your inner artist at Paint Nite Ottawa


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Get a strike at McArthur Lanes 


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Go watch a Scene Canada show at the National Arts Centre from June 15th - July 23rd


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Aim your bow and shoot at Archery Games


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Throw some axes at BATL Ottawa 

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Sunny Day: 

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Rent a VeloGo Bike and bike around town


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Take a boat ride with Capital Cruises


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Have a lovely picnic at Major's Hill Park or any Ottawa Park 


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Get adventurous at Arbraska Laflèche


 

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Hit up one of Ottawa's patios for a cool summer drink


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Hike up King Mountain Trail in Gatineau Park


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Unleash your inner child at The Capital Fair


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Go on an Ottawa Wall Art Instagram mission


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Whitewater raft or paddle down the Ottawa River at OWL Rafting

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Humid Days: 

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Head to The National Gallery of Canada and visit the new Canadian & Indigenous Galleries opening June 15th 


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Beat the heat at Calyspo Theme Waterpark


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Escape the humidity, enjoy dinner and drinks while watching a movie at Cineplex Cinema Lansdowne VIP


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Cool off and unwind at Nordik Spa-Nature


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Duck away from the heat and go swimming at Splash Indoor Wave Pool


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Take a nighttime walk downtown once the sun has set


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Try out some amazing vegan ice cream to help you cool off


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Take a swim at Morrison's Quarry


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As the sun goes down go to Port Elmsley Drive-In and watch a movie outside

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