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14 Ottawa Dates Every Couple Should Do Together Before Summer Is Over​

So many fun activities to try with your favourite person! 💖

Instead of another night watching Netflix, we have some fantastic Ottawa date ideas that you'll want to try with your favourite person.

There is no need to stress over planning what to do together, as there are tons of new and seasonal activities to try. From illuminated night walks to ziplining over the river, we have 14 dates you'll want to try before summer is over.

Go Wine Tasting

Price: $5.00 (tasting of three wines)

Address: 2225 Craig's Side Rd., Carp, ON

Why You Need To Go: It only costs a few dollars to try three wines at KIN Vineyards. While here, you can also go for dinner at the new on-site Joe's Italian Kitchen.

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Watch A Movie At A Drive-In 

Price: $30.00+ per vehicle

Address: 401 Corkstown Rd. & 300 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy an old-school movie night under the stars at one of the two Drive-In Experience Ottawa locations.

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Explore An Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Price: $42.00 per person

When: From Thursday, August 5

Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be a breathtaking experience where you'll feel like you are entering Vincent Van Gogh's famous paintings.

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Watch A Fireworks Show

Price: $12.00 per person

When: Saturday, August 7 to Saturday, August 21

Address: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: There will be 10 days of fireworks as part of the Casino Lac-Leamy Sound Of Light. This year your entrance ticket also includes a reserved seat.

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Ride The First Interprovincial Zipline

Price: $39.99 per person

When: Thursday, June 24, to Friday, October 1

Address: 50 Rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can soar over the Ottawa River on the newly opened Interzip Rogers.

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Play Mini Golf

Price: $15.00 per person

Address: 2 Colonnade Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can challenge each other to a fun game of mini-golf at this 18-hole course.

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Cool Off At A Waterpark

Price: $49.99 per person

When: From Thursday, July 1

Address: 2015 Calypso St., Limoges, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the entire day at Calypso Theme Waterpark trying the over 35 water slides and two lazy rivers.

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Spend The Day At The Beach

Price: $13.00 per vehicle (half price after 3 p.m.)

Address: Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: No summer would be complete without spending a day at the beach. For a peaceful spot to go swimming and then watch the sunset, head to O'Brien Beach.

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Visit A Magical Night Walk

Price: $24.99 per person

When: From Thursday, June 24 to Saturday, October 9

Address: 399 QC-323 N., Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you entered an enchanted forest while exploring the glowing Parc Omega At Night. The 1.5-kilometre path will take you to multiple themed areas and takes approximately one hour to complete.

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Hike To A Turquoise Lake

Price: Free

Address: Pink Lake, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Within Gatineau Park, you can follow a short 2.3-kilometre trail that will take you all around Pink Lake and to a stunning lookout point over the water.

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Go Kayaking Together

Price: $24.00 for a single kayak or $33.00 for a double

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The cottage isn't the only place you can go boating. At Dow's Lake Pavilion, you can rent kayaks and paddle past the stunning landscapes.

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Sip A Cold Beverage On A Patio

Price: 💸

Address: 1223 Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you marvel at an incredible view of downtown Ottawa, but you can also enjoy live music at Tavern On The Hill.

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Have A Picnic

Price: Free

Address: Arboretum, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The two of you can enjoy the sunshine and a delicious picnic at Dominion Arboretum.

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Cool Off With Adorable Ice Cream Cones

Price: $12.25+ per cone

Address: 1573 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: There is no tastier way to cool down than with a scoop of ice cream. For adorable cones that are nearly too cute to eat, you'll want to head to Jo-Jo's Creameria.

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