Make this year the best one yet! Here are eight exciting new things opening near Ottawa this summer that you will want to add to your bucket list.
Meanwhile, thrillseekers will want to check out the new interprovincial zipline and mountain pipe coaster.
Price: $36.99 per person
Address: 50 Jos-Montferrand St., Gatineau, QC
Why You Need To Go: Thrillseekers can soar over the Ottawa River on the world's first interprovincial zipline at speeds up to 40 kilometres per hour.
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Price: $52.50 per person
When: August 5 - September 16
Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: It is a dazzling walk-through exhibit where you'll feel like you are stepping into Van Gogh's famous paintings like The Starry Night and Sunflowers.
The Egg And The Beaver Immersive Outdoor Story
Price: $18.00 per person
When: From June 25
Address: 52 Chemin des Sources, Wakefield, QC
Why You Need To Go: Eco-Odyssey has an outdoor multimedia projection show that transforms the landscape into an interactive illuminated world on Friday and Saturday nights.
Mountain Pipe Coaster
Price: $20.00+ per person
Address: 300 Chemin Dunlop, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun on this exhilarating mountain pipe coaster that goes down a one-kilometre track full of twists and turns at speeds up to 40 kilometres per hour.
Address: 2225 Craig's Side Rd., Carp, ON
Why You Need To Go: For a staycation perfect for wine lovers, you can spend the night at the new Airstream motel at Kin Vineyards.
Drive-In Experience Ottawa East
Price: $35.67 per vehicle
When: Weekend of June 11
Address: 300 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to enjoy the ultimate movie night under the stars at the new drive-in experience at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park this summer.
Dao Bake & Sip Cafe
Address: 1558 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you have a sweet tooth, you'll want to check out this new cafe that sells adorable macarons and cakes from the winner of MasterChef Canada, Christopher Siu.
Owls Rendez-vous At The Canadian Museum of Nature
Price: $16.00 per person
Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Little Ray's Nature Centres will be at the Canadian Museum Of Nature this summer, so you'll get to meet four species of adorable owls. The birds of prey will be in the newly built habitats at the museum's plaza on Argyle Avenue.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.