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18 Things You Can Do In Ottawa If You’re Wayyy Too Broke To Go On Vacation This Summer 2017

You want to escape from Ottawa by traveling somewhere else for the summer but you're broke AF... I feel you. Whether you want to feel like you're not in Ottawa or just want to spend a day out there are actually plenty of options. 

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If you're broke the worst thing to do is sit at home and complain about it. What you can do is start exploring our truly amazing city! You may not think it but so many unique places have opened that are definitely worth visiting. It's time to explore, this list of 18 things you can do will help you based on how broke you are.

Kinda Broke

Pretty Broke

Broke AF

If You Are Kinda Broke, Click "NEXT"

Kinda Broke

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Pretend You're Boating On The Ocean With Capital Cruises

$25 per ticket

via @jennyliublog

Time Travel Back To The 60s At The Diefenbunker Escape Room

$32 per ticket

via @mariehelene.cholette

Act Like You're On A Tropical Island At Calypso Theme Waterpark

$41 per ticket

via @applefish2112

Enjoy An Outdoor Movie At Ciné-Parc Templeton

2 movies for $12 Each

via @geerthithanka

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 @laurdami

Get Super Creative At Color Me Mine

$25-35 Each

If You Are Pretty Broke, Click "NEXT"

Pretty Broke

via @mercboykin

Immerse Yourself In Nature At Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

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

via @gillmoore13

Feel Like You're On A Tropical Beach At Playa Del Popsical 

$2-3 per pop

via @mwat96

Escape From Ottawa And Visit Morrison's Quarry

$5 entry

via @hoodiegen

Head To Unicorn World At The Dreamland Cafe

$2.50 - $4.25 Drinks

via @astriderawan

Pretend You're In Italy At Mantovani 1946 Cafe & Pastry

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

via @kenherlihey

Embrace Ottawa's Beauty At Tavern On The Hill

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

If You Are Broke AF, Click "NEXT"

Broke AF

via @the.saad

Stroll Around The ByWard Market There Is Always Something To See 

Free

via @aleximrie

Explore One Of Ottawa's Many Museums 

Free after 5 PM on Thursdays

via @jeffreyradbourne

Check Out The Amazing Mosai Canada 150 Horiculture Sculptures Opening June 30th 

Free

via @bridgetirwinn

Be One With Nature At Eagles Nest Lookout

Free

via @rachelupton

Enter Zen Mode By Doing Yoga On Parliament Hill

Free Wednesdays from 12 - 1 PM

via @nicholasplacephoto

Go On An Instagram Mission And Take 30 Different Instas At 30 Different Locations

Free

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