Off The Beaten Path: 17 Most Unusual But Fun Things To Do In Ottawa

Do something unique!

Sometimes the most fun memories we have always include something so weird and unusual. Whether it's that memory of drifting grocery shop carts or simply making friends with people in line on Canada Day, fun can come out of the most random moments in life.

Things to do in Ottawa are usually pretty normal, but trust me, there are a lot of activities that are super unique. Here are 17 unusual things to do in Ottawa that are surprisingly super fun. 


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Be super brave with your squad and spend the night at the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel 


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Unleash you inner rage and throw some axes at BATL Ottawa 


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Enter zen mode and find your favourite crystal at any funky Ottawa Crystal Shop


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Head to Flo Glassblowing and create your own ornament 


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Dress TF up to attend the Canadian Museum of Nature's monthly Nature Nocturne 


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Challenge yourself to something different at Ottawa Pole Fitness


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Try your best to escape from an underground bunker 


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Be creeped out and go on Ottawa's iconic Haunted Walk


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Become a tourist for the day and go on an Ottawa Bus Tour


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Go on Ottawa's Ultimate Instagram Challenge with your BFFs


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Do something different and take a cooking class at The Urban Element


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Battle it out in a game of Monopoly at The Loft Board Game Lounge


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Explore the Mer Bleue Bog and take in natures beauty 


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Try out an Anti-Gravity workout at Movati Athletic


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Go for a scientific palm reading at Crystal Dawn 


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Get active and try out an outdoor workout


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Unleash your inner cowgirl and go horseback riding at Captiva Farms

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Hannah Munshi UOttawa Comm student that always: binge watches Netflix Originals, takes photos of Ottawa, and throws shade. IG: @hannahmunshi