"Let's go get drinks and catch up!"

"This weather makes me want an iced cold beer."

We get it. It's the 'cool' thing to do when it's summer. Sangria on a patio, or a day spent at the beach day drinking. It is so much fun to involve alcohol, but having fun definitely doesn't need to involve alcohol either. 

If you're someone who doesn't drink for various reasons, or you're trying to save money by limiting your drinking, this article is for you. There is no law that says you need to drink to have fun, and definitely not in Ottawa. So here are 19 things to do in Ottawa to have the best summer ever if you don't drink. 

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Take a dip in the beautiful Morrison's Quarry 

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Become a kid again at The Capital Fair 

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Watch a movie underneath the stars at Ciné-Parc Templeton

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Work on your Tiger Woods swing while mini putting 

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Bet on the horses and win money at the Rideau Carleton Raceway 

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Try out free yoga on Parliament Hill every Wednesday during summer

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Zipline through the beautiful forest at Lafléche Park

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Spend your weekends searching the local Farmers' Markets 

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Pick some fresh AF food at Shouldice Strawberry Farms

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Have an adorable picnic at Major's Hill Park 

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Show your city some pride and catch an Ottawa REDBLACKS game 

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Eat a declicious burger while getting your tan on at Britannia Beach

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Get a workout in while trying stand up paddleboarding

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Take a road trip to Parc Omega and hang out with some adorable animals 

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Spend the day like a fish at Calypso Waterpark

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Get mesmorized by the views while hiking in Pink Lake 

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Cool down with some the most delicious ice cream in Ottawa

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Explore one of the best neighbourhoods in Ottawa, The Glebe

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Get excited for Canada 150 by exploring Inspiration Village in the ByWard Market

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Catch an Ottawa Champions Baseball Club game for cheap