Life as a student can be hard... especially when it comes to trying to save money. Once in a while, it's nice to go out and do something with all your friends, but then you all realize you're broke. After the insane prices of tuition and the unreal prices of textbooks, you're stuck wondering how TF can you do anything fun anymore?!

Although maybe not the boujiest of things to do, Ottawa has plenty to do that costs little to no money. I know the tough life of being a student, from not having enough time to meet up to also remembering you're broke AF, things to do kind of diminish until the break in December. These 21 things in this list are perfect if you don't have a ton of spare money.


via @camila.bousquet

Take a "Day Trip To Europe" by visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

Free


via @sarahalwyne

Spend your day sipping away at The Dreamland Cafe

Drinks: $2-4, pastas: $9-12


via @h_nghi

Treat yourself to a sweet donut from Maverick's Donuts 

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


via @cellbellle

Go see the unreal Mosai Canada 150 horiculture sculptures

Free, closes October 15th 2017


via @kristlace

Immerse yourself in nature at Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

Free to visit. $5-15 if you choose to stay at the cafe.


via @shannaboutilier

Indulge in a meal at Warehouse

$5 menu 


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Play your favourite childhood games at The Loft Board Game Lounge

$5.50 per person


via @elisse.maddison

Laugh away school stresses at Absolute Comedy

$6-17 each


via @farraahhc

Crush your burger cravings at Burgers n' Fries Forever

Under $10 menu


via @mariesbazaar

Enjoy a yummy macaron from Quelque Chose Pâtisserie

$2-3 per macaron


 via @marabphotography

Walk around the city in search for Ottawa's stunning street art (and get that Insta)

Free


via @avolossov

Try your best to conquer Ottawa's museum bucket list

Free on Thursday's after 5pm


via @ingcorporated

Head to the Ottawa Locks and watch a beautiful sunset 

Free


via @pulungsari

Welcome The World at Lansdowne Park and celebrate a different country every week

Free


via @kayla_laf

Rally up your BFFs and conquer Ottawa's Hiking Bucket List together

Free


via @torsharpe

Embrace the final days of patio season and visit Tavern On The Hill

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


via @miekhuybrechts

Take a stroll by the Rideau Canal before it's too cold to even consider "taking strolls" 

Free


via @megan_frost_

Completely indulge in amazing pizza from Fiazza Fresh Fired 

$7 -12 pizzas


via @tiana.driscoll

Try out some amazing vegan treats from Strawberry Blonde Bakery

$2-5 for cupcakes and cookies


via @alexandraporat

Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings and learn a little more about Ottawa's history (this may even help with some of your classes)

Free


via @lindsaylegari

Unleash your inner child at House of Targ

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

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