Ottawa locals love to make the city sound like the most magical place on earth to make up for the 'government city' stereotype. To be completely honest I am guilty of doing this exact thing. I am the person that takes something overrated and runs with it because it's something unique to Ottawa only.

Most of the things that are overrated are things we locals have all done at least once. For any tourists, you should for sure do these overrated things, just to say you've done it. The underrated things just don't get enough credit for being so wonderful. 


Overatted 

Underrated


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Overatted:

via @andytallman

Going to see the "spectacular" Parliament Buildings


via @photographisa

Skating on the Rideau Canal when it's freezing outside


via @sofiai_photos

Chilling at literally ALL of Ottawa's "Beaches"


via @notjessicamac

Taking a typical selfie at Warehouse


  via @maddy_.p

Buying ice cream from Sweet Jesus


via @sophies_journal

Seeing the iconic Giant Spider at the National Gallery of Canada


via @monsieurlebun

Going to Inspiration Village this summer (the only good part was the Ottawa sign #SorryNotSorry)


via @katejenkins7

Taking a photo in front of the rose wall at Common Eatery 


via @madamemonsieurpresente

Walking around the ByWard Market


via @jucaphotography

Freezing your a** off to see some ice sculptures at Winterlude


via @fotos_by_frank

Watching the Parliament Hill Northern Lights Sound and Light Show


via @heartandcrown

Going downtown on Canada Day 


via @gmerk

Seeing the Rideau Falls (sorry but this is not Niagara)


via @sammyp2008

The Canada 150 Maple Leaf mural


via @vizzzx

Driving down Taffy Lane to see lights (honestly maximum 5 epic houses)


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Underrated:

via @afullspoonof

Indulging in some delicious Greek food from EVOO Greek Kitchen


via @jeculj

Going for a peaceful nature walk at Mer Bleue Conservation Area 


via @mikeschnier

Trying the Mystery Motel three part escape at Escape Manor


via @glampingcanada

Having a relaxed glamping escape from reality at Elements Luxury Tented Camp


Trying out Occo Kitchen's totally delicious tacos


via @sophiesomething_

Reading a book, doing some work, or simply sipping some coffee at Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar


via @vegansofottawa

Enjoying an absolutely delicious pizza from Fiazza Fresh Fired


via @lindsayloowh0

Having a fun filled game night at The Loft Board Game Lounge


via @arthaven_ottawa

Sipping on some bubble tea or wine while painting at Art Haven


via @ingcorporated

Indulging in the yummy Madame Fattoush Lady 


via @tylercameron90

Checking out the hidden Princess Louise Falls in Orleans


via @shamimak

Treating yourself to the absolutely amazing desserts at Mantovani 1946


via @victoria087

Trying to beat everyone at Archery Games


via @felixldeslauriers

Eating a yummy treat from the lowkey Union Street Cafe


via @taraleahshields

Visiting the super cute and romantic Patterson Creek


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