Summer is slowly coming to an end meaning your summer money is also coming to an end, I feel you. Now is the time to start saving money for school. As sad as it sounds, school is around the corner and those textbooks ain't cheap. 

If you're trying to save or budget your money this list of 33 exciting things will have you saving your money in no time. From cheap activities to cheap eats there are actually so many things you can do in Ottawa if you're on a tight budget!


$10 Things

$20 Things

$50 Things


For $10 Things To Do, Click "Next"


$10 Things To Do:

via @mi.mots

Immerse Yourself In Nature At Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

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


via @justineottoni

Enjoy A Cool Drink At Tavern On The Hill

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


via @mckeigan

Watch A Funny Comedy Show At Absolute Comedy

$6-17 Each


via @latina_pol

Feast On Some Tasty Tacos At OCCO Kitchen 

$5 per taco


via @saragirouxx

Go Mini-Putting At Mer Bleue Golf

$9 per person


via @kianapeds

Treat Yourself To Some Delicious Sweet Treats At Mantovani 1946 Cafe & Pastry

Menu ranges in price, stick to a coffee or gelato and you're good ($5-10)


via @emmworrell

Play Some Of Your Favourite Board Games At The Loft Board Game Lounge

$5.50 per person 


via @amanda_cotewolf

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth ASAP At Quelque Chose Pâtisserie

$6-8 per shake


via @dianaleecs

Head To Morrisons Quarry And Take A Swim

$5 Entry 


via @dupuis.g_

Enjoy An Outdoor Movie At Ciné-Parc Templeton

2 movies for $12 each 


via @megan_frost_

Act Like You're In Italy For The Day At Fiazza Fresh Fired 

$7-12 pizzas


For $20 Things To Do, Click "Next"


$20 Things To Do:

via @kennedyhl23

Pretend You're Boating On The Ocean With Capital Cruises

$25 per ticket


via @escape_manor

Try Your Best To Escape A Room At Escape Manor

$21 per person


via @onclosetnine

Get Dressed Up And Eat At Joey Restaurants 

$12-28 menu


via @_juliabui

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 @audreylafrance6

Jump Your Day Away At Flying Squirrel Ottawa 

$20 per person


via @evan.przesiecki

Enjoy A Meal At Moscow Tea Room 

$16-24 main courses


via @h_nghi

Feel Fancy AF At The Tea Party Cafe 

$16 per person for afternoon tea.


via @jessicalaurendoucet8776

Get Creative At Colour Me Mine 

$25-35 each


via @celine.thibeault

Try Out A Yummy Vegan Meal At Pure Kitchen Ottawa 

$10-18 per individual meal


via @lnong

Get Competitive At Archery Games

$24 each


via @lavandakai

Pamper Yourself And Get A Marble Manicure At Her Esthetician

$20-30 depending on manicure style


For $50 Things To Do, Click "Next"


$50 Things To Do:

via @hannahnazarek

Soak Up The Sun At Calypso Theme Waterpark 

$41 each


via @graceetanng

Be An Artist For The Day At Paint Nite Ottawa 

$45 each


via @laueauger

Have A Fancy AF Dinner At Social 

$55 dinner set menu


via @mllesong

Make Your Own Ornament At Flo's Glassblowing

$35 - $110 depending on what you choose to make


via @hannabrowne

Get A Complete Pampering At J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge

$45-65 per mani or pedi


via @skanilut

Be Brave And Adventurous At Arbraska Laflèche 

$38 ariel courses


via @wayfaringhealer

Head to Captiva Farms To Horseback Ride

$45 per person


via @madissoncarnochann

Feel super boujee at Restaurant 18 

$31-42 main course


via @_isa_diaz_

Attempt To Escape The Epic Diefenbunker Escape Room

$32 per ticket


via @madieox

Try To Get A Bullseye At BATL 

$35-40 per person


via @strangers.n.dangers

Watch A Movie At Cineplex Cinema Lansdowne VIP

$50 for 2 tickets and 2 food vouchers on Wednesday's 


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