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30 Things To Do In Ottawa For Every Bored And Broke Babe

Being broke doesn't mean you have to be bored.

Finding something fun and afforadable can be a challenge. When planning a day out with friends the 'I don't have enough money' line comes up way to often. But trust me there is a lot of cheap things to do in Ottawa. There's more to life than just staying home and whining about being broke!

READ MORE: 12 Best Places In Ottawa To Find Food For Under $6

Get ready to send this list straight to the group chat because these 30 things are sure to have you planning a day out. 

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Take A Pole Class At Ottawa Pole Fitness 

Drop in practice for $15 or take a class for $25 (Student discounts available with ID)

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Have a picnic at Dominion Arboretum or any Ottawa Park 


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Hike To Pink Lake Or Any Gatineau Park


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Visit An Ottawa Museum After 5 PM On Thursdays


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Head To Glowfair, Ottawa's Summer Block Party


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Do Yoga On Parliament Hill


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Head To One Of Ottawa's "Beaches"


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Take Some Cute Instas Outside The New Bank Of Canada Museum 


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

$17 for a canoe, $18 for a kayak, $16 for a paddle board

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Take A Stroll At The Ottawa Locks


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Have A Meal At Warehouse (And Take The Mirror Selfie)

$5 menu

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Visit Karsh-Masson Art Gallery 


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Welcome The World At Lansdowne Park And Celebrate A Different Country Every Week 


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Cool Off At Playa Del Popsical 

$2-3 per pop

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Visit Morrison's Quarry


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Go Mini-Putting At Mer Bleue Golf

$9 per person

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Try Out Some Delicious Vegan Treats At Strawberry Blonde Bakery

$2-5 for cupcakes and cookies

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Get Competitative At The Loft Board Game Lounge

$5.50 per person

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Enjoy Some Sweet Soft Serve At Lois 'n' Frima's Ice Cream

Menu ranges from $2-10

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Stroll Through The ByWard Market


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Be Classy AF At Mantovani 1946 Cafe & Pastry

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

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Take A Stroll At Mer Bleue Bog


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Check Out Ottawa's Street Art And Take A Cute Instagram


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Visit The Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

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

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Take A Photo With The OTTAWA Sign In The ByWard Market


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Have An Appetizer At The New Joey Rideau

$7-15 for appetizers

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Feel Fancy AF At The Tea Party Cafe 

$16 per person for afternoon tea.

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Treat Yourself To A Yummy Donut From Suzy Q Donuts

$2.00 per donut

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Watch The Sunset At Alexandra Bridge


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Explore The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica