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.
Spend The Day At The Beach
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
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
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
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.