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8 Things To Do In Ottawa To Make The Most Of Your Long Weekend

A sunflower field, play the 'floor is lava,' & more! 😎

8 Things To Do In Ottawa To Make The Most Of Your Long Weekend

If you're staying in the city this long weekend, we have eight ideas on things to do in Ottawa from July 30 to August 2.

You can grab your water bottle and explore a new 20-acre sunflower field or go berry picking. Plus, you won't want to miss the plant paradise at the National Gallery Of Canada, which will make you want to add a few more ferns to your living room.

Here is everything you'll want to try ASAP:

Pick Juicy Blueberries

Price: $10 for a 2L basket

Address: 2351 Canaan Rd., Sarsfield, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can bring a basket and go berry picking at Canaan Blueberries. Not only is it an affordable activity, but you'll have tons of fresh fruit to enjoy all week.


Discover A Tower Of Plants

Price: $20.00 per person

When: Friday, July 16, 2021, to Sunday, November 13, 2022

Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If seeing leafy plants fills you with joy, you won't want to miss Rashid Johnson's Capsule at the National Gallery Of Canada. The artwork is a vast structure covered in all sorts of plants, books, and lights.


Jump Over The Painted Lava

Price: Free

Address: William Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Do you remember playing "The Floor Is Lava" as a kid? If so, you'll want to visit the new street art on William Street, where you can jump from one painted rock to the next.


Discover A New Sunflower Field Near Ottawa

Price: $15+ per adult

When: Opening July 23, 2021, private pods open August 1

Address: 17650 Strathmore Rd., North Stormont, ON

Why You Need To Go: Fields Of Gold is a 20-acre sunflower field that has four walking trails through it.


Treat Yourself To A Cat-Themed Ice Cream Cone

Price: 💸

When: Friday, July 30 to Saturday, July 31

Address: 477 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a tasty way to beat the heat, you can cool off with an ice cream cone at Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen. For two days only, you can pay an extra $1 to 'catify' your cone.


Visit A Patio With Eye-Catching Themed Pods

Price: Free

Address: 15 Leduc St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Here they have Palm Spring-inspired patios, plus pods with all sorts of incredible themes like a jungle, outer space, and a rainbow.


Say Hello To Owls

Price: $16.00 per person

Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Owls Rendez-Vous is now on at the Canadian Museum Of Nature. The outdoor exhibition has several different types of owls that you'll get to see.


Follow A Boardwalk Trail Over A Bog

Price: Free

Address: Ridge Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The easy hiking trail has non-stop gorgeous views as it takes you around a 7,700-year-old bog.


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.

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