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8 Fun Things To Do In Ottawa If You Want To Spend Every Moment On The Water

Add these to your summer bucket list! 🌊

Are you dreaming of outdoor adventures? To help you start planning, here are fun things to do in Ottawa this summer if you want to spend every moment on the water.

Swimming laps in a pool isn't your only option. You could hit one of the local beaches, go tubing on a river or explore a nearby water maze.

You also won't want to miss trying sipping a cocktail on the new floating bar. It is a one-of-a-kind activity perfect for your next staycation.

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Spend The Day At The Beach

Price: Free

Address: 2960 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can pretend you are on vacation somewhere tropical as you lounge on the long stretch of golden sand and splash in the blue waves.

Hike To Princess Louise Falls

Price: Free

Address: St. Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a quick hike to this waterfall that tumbles into a serene pool surrounded by forest.

Try Stand Up Paddleboarding

Price: $40.00

Address: 1314 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can rent all the gear you need and then spend the entire day paddleboarding.

Explore A Water Maze

Price: $35.00+ for two

Address: 52 Chemin des Sources, Wakefield, QC

Why You Need To Go: A short drive from the city, you test your navigation skills as you attempt to find the exit in a 6-kilometre water maze.

Kayak Around Dows Lake

Price: $24.00+

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a fantastic weekend activity, head to Dows Lake Pavilion as you can rent pedal boats, canoes and kayaks.

Go Tubing On The Ottawa River

Price: $44.00 per person

Address: Bate Island, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a two-hour float along the Ottawa River.

Sip Cocktails On A Floating Bar

Price: $60 per person

Address: 300 Pigeon St., Rockland, ON & downtown Ottawa, ON (location TBA)

Why You Need To Go: You can escape to a floating paradise where you can drink tropical cocktails.

Ride The Water Taxi

Price: $5+ per person

Address: 1 Canal Ln., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can see some of Ottawa's most iconic sights on this affordable water taxi.

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.