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.
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.
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Play games inside all day at The Loft Board Game Lounge
Try your best to escape from one of Ottawa's Escape Rooms
Jump the rainy day away at Flying Squirrel Ottawa
Get a hole in one at Putting Edge glow in the dark mini golf
Unleash your inner artist at Paint Nite Ottawa
Get a strike at McArthur Lanes
Go watch a Scene Canada show at the National Arts Centre from June 15th - July 23rd
Aim your bow and shoot at Archery Games
Throw some axes at BATL Ottawa
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Rent a VeloGo Bike and bike around town
Take a boat ride with Capital Cruises
Have a lovely picnic at Major's Hill Park or any Ottawa Park
Get adventurous at Arbraska Laflèche
Hit up one of Ottawa's patios for a cool summer drink
Hike up King Mountain Trail in Gatineau Park
Unleash your inner child at The Capital Fair
Go on an Ottawa Wall Art Instagram mission
Whitewater raft or paddle down the Ottawa River at OWL Rafting
For Humid Days, Click "Next"