Sometimes when you're trying to choose something to do in Ottawa, you choose based strictly on the price. Let's be real most of us are broke AF so you came here to see the free and cheap stuff (I know that's what I'd do). But sometimes you have a special occasion like a birthday, graduation, or anniversary and when it comes to those big days you're willing to splurge. 

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

Before you choose based on your budget I'll clarify what cheap, normal, and rich are price-wise. Free is pretty obvious, cheap ranges from $2 - $10, normal ranges from $12 -$36, and rich ranges from $41 - $165. It's time to pick your poison, here at 32 fun activities in Ottawa based on your budget. 

Free Fun Activities

Cheap Fun Activities

Normal Fun Activities

Rich Fun Activities 

For Free Activities, Click "Next"

Free Fun Activities: 

via @susylee

Chill Out At One Of Ottawa's Parks 

via @thetuckert

Do Yoga On Parliament Hill

via @sammyp2008

Get A Photo With The 150 Mural In The ByWard Market

via @maddy_haddy

Explore The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

via @kysabashir

Visit The Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

via @urbaine_city

Check Out The Amazing Mosai Canada 150 Horiculture Sculptures Opening June 30th 

via @jaccyrae

Watch The Sunset At Alexandra Bridge

via @koralinemay

Hike To Pink Lake Or Any Gatineau Park

For Cheap Activities, Click "Next"

Cheap Fun Activities: 

via @narcity_ottawa

Try Out Every Flavor Donut At Maverick's Donut Company (and get a cute Insta)

Signature donuts: $2.85, Build your own: $1.85

via @thedreamlandcafe

Try Out A Drink At Ottawa's New Cafe And Pasta Bar The Dreamland Cafe

$2.50 - $4.25 Drinks

via @yusuf_w95

Get competitive at The Loft Board Game Lounge

$5.50 per person 

via @gillmoore13

Cool off at Playa Del Popsical 

$2-3 per pop

via @cassidyjcharette

Escape From Ottawa And Visit Morrison's Quarry

$5 entry 

via @laurasandtoast

Get your game on at House of Targ

$5 per person on Sundays after 9 pm all games are set to freeplay

via @court_flan

Go Mini-Putting At Mer Bleue Golf

$9 per person

via @alliemmd

Try Out An Adorable Sundae From Sundae School

$5.50 - $10.50 Per Sundae

For Normal Activities, Click "Next"

Normal Fun Activities: 

via @avolossov

Visit The New Canada Goose Arctic Exhibition At The Canadian Museum of Nature 

$14 Each

via @audreyduvnjak

Go Watch An Outdoor Movie At Ciné-Parc Templeton

2 movies for $12 Each 

via @kayverog

Rent A Canoe, Kayak, Or Paddle Board On Dow's Lake

$17 for a canoe, $18 for a kayak, $16 for a paddle board

via @gabbyzitikyte

Try Out The New Joey Rideau

$18 - $36 Mains

via @audreylafrance6

Jump The Day Away At Flying Squirrel Ottawa

$20 Each

via @kenherlihey

Visit Tavern On The Hill For Some Drinks And Views

Drinks: $6 - $12, Gourmet Hot Dogs: $2 - $8

via @shelbyfgibson

Try Your Best To Escape From A Room At Escape Manor

$21 Each

via @rehtsesonbar

Get Creative At Color Me Mine

$25-35 Each

via @shannie.plante

Go On A Boat Ride On The Ottawa River With Capital Cruises

$25 Each

For Rich Activities, Click "Next"

Rich Fun Activities:

via @alxeast

Completely Chill Out At Nordik Spa-Nature

$53 - $155 Each

via @skylarurschel_

Take A Cooking Class At The Urban Element

$110 - $165 Each

via @addieraz

Enjoy A Day Swimming At Calypso Theme Waterpark

$41 Each


via @nicksimpson11

Experience Ottawa From A Biplane With Ottawa Biplane Adventures

$65-165 Each


Make Your Own Glass Ornament At Flo's Glassblowing

$35 - $110 Each

via @greatcanadianbungee

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping At Great Canadian Bungee

$121 Each

via @thetenspot

Get completely pampered at THE TEN SPOT

$50 Mani, $80 Pedi

via @randomcuisine

Be Classy AF At Atelier 

$125 for 12 Course Meal

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