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21 Essential Things You Must Do In Ottawa If You're Coming For A Day, Weekend Or Week

Finally! You're visiting the capital. No, Toronto is not the capital, even though tons of people still think it is. Yes, our bae Justin Trudeau is from Ottawa. 

READ MORE: Ottawa Has Been Named The Best Place To Live In Canada

We've officially been named the best place to live in Canada, so that means you need to visit Ottawa. You need to see why we're not the city that fun forgot anymore, and what makes us a small but big city. It's confusing, I know but it's also true. 

Short trips are fun, but longer trips are even better. Whether you're staying for a day or staying for a week, you can have a great time. We're so close to nature that you'll need to bring your running shoes, but also your finest little black dress for a night out. Don't worry, we got you. 

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Day Trip 

Visit the beautiful and famous Parliament Buildings 

Catch the amazing views of the city at Tavern on the Hill 

Discover one of the great restaurants in the ByWard Market

Grab a famous BeaverTail because obviously

Rent a kayak or canoe and stroll down Dow's Lake

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Weekend Trip

Spend all your money at an amazing local clothing store

Tour around Ottawa and discover how wonderful Ottawa's food trucks are 

Take a mini trip 30 minutes outside of Ottawa to Morrison's Quarry

Grab a pick me up at one of these amazing cafes

Get your hike on at one of these trails in and around Ottawa

Grab dinner at one of these beautiful waterfront restaurants 

Treat your sweet tooth with gelato or ice cream 

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Week Long Trip 

Visit Calypso, Ottawa's best waterpark, to beat the heat 

Get into a food coma at Ottawa's best all you can eat sushi spots

Check out Canada's largest underground escape room 

Day drink on one of Ottawa's amazing bucket list patios 

Spend a night out on the town dressed the f*ck up

Save your money and catch a free movie outdoors in Dundonald Park

Watch the 2016 Grey Cup Champions, The Ottawa REDBLACKS, play at TD Place

Make sure people know you were in Ottawa by taking a fire Instagram at one of these spots

Understand why Ottawans love brunch so much at one of these unreal restaurants

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