The new year has arrived and it’s brought with it a slew of new restaurants and activities for you to enjoy in the capital. With everything from popular fast-food chains to ziplines that stretch from Ontario to Quebec, 2020 is shaping up to be a crazy good year. So if you’re looking for new places in Ottawa to visit to have a blast this year, look no further.

Some of these places have already recently opened their doors, while others have opening dates that are yet to be determined. 

But one thing’s for sure. If you love chicken, fried or otherwise, you won’t be disappointed in this line-up. 

Arguably one of the best ways to slide into 2020 will be on an epic zipline which is already under construction. Don't overeat first, though.

So, now that we’ve got you hungry (for both fried chicken and adventure), it’s time to take a look at the list below.

Whether you’re looking for new things to do in Ottawa, or simply want to add to your evergrowing foodie bucket list, 2020 is your year.

Now let’s get out there and make the most of it, shall we?

Interzip Rogers 

Price: TBD

When: Spring 2020

Address: Reception desk, 50 Jos-Montferrand St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Ok, so this starts in Quebec. But, this spring, you'll be able to take a zip line from Ottawa to Gatineau. Talk about a ride with a view.


Justin Bieber Comes to Ottawa

Price: TBD

When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

Address: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There's no denying that Biebs loves the 6ix, but he's coming to the capital in 2020 and we can't wait! Is it too late to say sorry for being this excited?


Poulet Rouge

Price: Prices vary

When: Opened Dec. 23, 2019

Address: 1200 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Okay, so this one opened at the end of 2019 too, but it's still new and it's too good not to include. If you're looking for some tasty chicken, this is the spot to check out in 2020. 


Chatime in Nepean

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1547 Merivale Rd., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: Okay, bubble tea is nothing new and this spot technically opened at the end of December. But it's the largest Chatime in Canada and basically tea heaven that you have to visit. 


End of an Era @ Zellers

Price: Prices vary

When: Reportedly closing soon

Address: 2065 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ottawa will finally have to say goodbye to one of the last Zellers locations still in operation. The store is reportedly closing its doors sometime in January, so get those liquidation sales while you can. 


Hot Star Fried Chicken

Price: Prices vary

When: TBD

Address: TBD

Why You Need To Go: Talking of chicken, as of right now, the opening date of Ottawa's Hot Star Fried Chicken is TBD. But it's expected to be sometime this year, and even if it doesn't happen that soon, be sure to keep your eyes on the Montreal location which is also "opening soon".


Urban Planet in Bayshore

Price: Prices vary

When: Opening January 2020

Address: 100 Bayshore Dr., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: Finally, Bayshore Shopping Centre is getting an Urban Planet. Now you can get your fashion fix without needing to go to Rideau. 



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