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8 Ottawa Road Trips That Will Make This Summer The Best One Yet

A glowing night walk, lavender fields and more!

Make this summer one you'll never forget. If you are craving adventure, we've got you covered with Ottawa road trips you'll want to try.

To help you beat the heat, you can splash down a water slide. Or you can wait until the evening when the temperature drops and wander along a glowing trail at Parc Omega.

Here are eight activities you'll want to add to your bucket list.

Go On A Magical Night Walk

Price: $24.99 per person

When: Thursday, June 24, to Saturday, October 9

Address: 399 QC-323, Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: Parc Omega's dazzling 1.5-kilometre glowing trail is returning this summer. Along the journey, you'll also get to visit an observatory where you can see a pack of wolves.

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Get Lost In Giant Mazes

Price: $21 per person

When: From Saturday, July 10

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Only one hour from downtown Ottawa, at Saunder's Farm, you'll be able to test your navigation skills and see how quickly you can escape multiple outdoor labyrinths.

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Stop And Smell The Lavender

Price: $10 per person

Address: 902 Chemin Fresniere, Saint-Eustache, QC

Why You Need To Go: La Maison Lavande is a purple wonderland with around 100,000 lavender plants. It is a relaxing spot to walk next to the sweet-smelling blooms.

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Race Down A Water Slide

Price: $29.99 per person

When: From Saturday, June 19

Address: 448 Chemin du Mont-des-Cascades, Cantley, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can have a thrilling afternoon riding down the water slides with your BFF, then cool off at one of the pools.

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Eat A Rainbow Ice Cream Cone

Price: 💸

Address: 312 King St., Kemptville, ON

Why You Need To Go: No summer is complete without having ice cream. For a rainbow soft-serve cone that tastes as good as it looks, you'll want to visit Kemptville Dairy Barn.

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Spend The Day At The Beach

Price: $13 per vehicle

Address: Meech Lake, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: At Meech Lake, there are two incredible beaches where you can go for a swim.

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Watch A Movie At A Drive-In Theatre

Price: $13+ per person

Address: 333 Port Elmsley Rd., Perth, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can watch two movies under the stars for one affordable price.

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Feel Like A Kid Again At A Floating Water Park

Price: $17+ per person (plus $9 per person Oka Beach admission)

When: From Saturday, June 19

Address: 2020 Chemin d'Oka, Oka, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can challenge your friends to see who can complete all the obstacles, like the climbing wall. Then you can spend the rest of your day relaxing on the sandy beach.

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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.