Here is your official guide to have a f*cking amazing year in Ottawa. With 12 months in a year it may seem impossible to do something fun each month in Ottawa... well I beg to differ.

From festivals to spas, there is so much you can do in Ottawa all year. This list is dedicated to everyone that calls Ottawa boring or complains that there is nothing to do. Whether you're an Ottawa local or a tourist this list will have your back all year.


January 

February 

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


For Things To Do In January, Click "NEXT"


January:

via @federation_francequebec

Roadtrip to Polar Bear's Club and spend the beginning of the year relaxing


via @hairbykarlaisabel

New year, new me... Get a fresh haircut at any Ottawa Salon


via @nastia_yatskova

Reflect on the past year and take a winter wonderland nature walk


via @blondmyrezan_

Try out a completely new workout plan for the new year 


via @ashalinaj

Be Ottawan AF by enjoying a BeaverTail while skating on the Rideau Canal 


For Things To Do In February, Click "NEXT"


February:

via @92nour_

Go see the amazing ice sculptures at Winterlude


via @tealee_ottawa

Hide from the cold and get your nails done at J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge


via @makenakortemoore

Spend the day outside and ski at one of Ottawa's ski hills


via @sarajparkes

Watch the unique Ice Dragon Boat Racing 


via @tamkat80

Have dinner at a Fancy Ottawa Restaurant for Valentines Day with your BFF or your bae


For Things To Do In March, Click "NEXT"


March:via @felipe_bendezu

Escape the freezing weather and head to any Ottawa Museum 


via @rolandbast

Brave the cold and visit the stunning Gatineau Park during the winter


via @strangers.n.dangers

Avoid the snow and watch a movie at Cineplex Cinema Lansdowne VIP


via @onhighlands

Have a ton of fun while tubing at Mount Pakenham


via @msemiliejean

Warm up with some tea from The Tea Party Cafe


For Things To Do In April, Click "NEXT"


April:

via @elisse.maddison

Duck away from the cold and watch a show at Absolute Comedy 


via @stephcoppens

Unleash your anger towards winter and throw some axes at BATL 


via @hannahmunshi

Head to Majors Hill Park and watch the sunset as spring rolls in 


via @waiyantravels

Explore the absolutely stunning Notre Dame Cathedral


via @edenlibant

Sip on some hot chocolate while playing your favourite board games at The Loft Board Game Lounge


For Things To Do In May, Click "NEXT"


May:via @donminee

Take a nighttime walk with your BFF or your bae


via @kassiesadventures

Try your best to escape from the Diefenbunker Escape Room


via @abauie

Enjoy the spring weather and the stunning flowers at the Tulip Festival 


via @mwat96

Take in the beautiful views at Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market


via @keepitfriendly

Be active and have fun by taking part in Ottawa Race Weekend


For Things To Do In June, Click "NEXT"


June:

via @velogocanada

Rally up your entire squad and bike around Ottawa with a VeloGo Bike


via @jessharwood_

Face your fears and go bungee jumping at the Great Canadian Bungee


via @sandrinelaliberte

Cool off and have a blast at Calypso Theme Waterpark


via @chelseag07

Embrace the (finally) warm weather by having a picnic at an Ottawa Park


via @alexskeggs

Share a day drink with your friends while trying to conquer Ottawa's Patio Bucket List 


For Things To Do In July, Click "NEXT"


July:

via @mariesbazaar

Cool TF off at Morrison's Quarry (and get a cute Insta of course) 


via @_juliabui

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


via @arbraska

Unleash your inner Tarzan at Arbraska Laflèche


via @saragirouxx

Try to get a hole in one at one of Ottawa's Mini-Putting courses


via @camille_levesque

Attempt to conquer Ottawa Ultimate Ice Cream bucket list


For Things To Do In August, Click "NEXT"


August:

via @cris.port

Grab your final summer popsicle and cool off at Playa Del Popsical 


via @thecapitalfair

Visit Capital Fair and unleash your inner child


via @reyeshanna

Take a lovely sunset boat ride with Capital Cruises


via @maia_journeau

Soak up the final days of summer at Tavern On The Hill


via @melinadeguire

Enter complete hyper-relaxation mode before school starts again at Nordik Spa-Nature


For Things To Do In September, Click "NEXT"


September:

via @alexboonephoto

See all of the changing leaves on a hike through Gatineau Parks 


via @6ali6sin6

Have a ton of fun eating cotton candy, mini donuts, and riding the ferris wheel at Carp Fair 


via @uottawageegees

Watch the annual Panda Game between UOttawa Gee-gees and the Carleton Ravens 


Head to Mountain Orchards and choose the sweetest apples


via @sweetjesus

Warm up by sipping on an absolutely delicious drink from Sweet Jesus


For Things To Do In October, Click "NEXT"


October:

via @emmabrown_11

Pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Millers Farm and Market


via @xenert

Be brave AF and spend a night in Ottawa's Haunted Jail


via @screemers

Enter complete Halloween mode and get completely freaked at Screemers Haunted Park


via @cflredblacks

Cheer on Ottawa's Redblacks at TD Place Stadium


via @escape_manor

Try your luck at escaping one of Escape Manor's spooky themed rooms


For Things To Do In November, Click "NEXT"


November:

via @audreylafrance6

Warm up by jumping the day away at Flying Squirrel


 via @theradicalc

Spend Remembrance Day at the Canadian War Museum


via @origintrade

Get warm and cozy sipping on some hot drinks at any Lowkey Ottawa Cafe


via @_kyranoelle

Paint while sipping on some wine or bubble tea at Art Haven Ottawa


via @chloe4est

Escape the cold and get heated while battling it out at Archery Games


For Things To Do In December, Click "NEXT"


December:

via @james.peltzer

Walk around downtown Ottawa and admire the stunning lights


via @alex.hupe

Watch a movie on leather reclining chairs at Landmark Cinemas Orleans 


via @aaronjreid

Treat yourself to Ottawa's scrumptious hot chocolates 


via @vizzzx

Take a walk or drive down the iconic Taffy Lane to see the amazing lights


via @explorecanada

Completely escape reality in Gatineau Park before the new year and spend the night in a rustic winter cabin


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