After spending all week in Zoom calls, the last thing you want to do is spend another moment in front of a screen. So we have eight things to do in Ottawa this weekend so you can spend every second in the sunshine.

It is an exciting time as there are so many new attractions opening around town, like a new cocktail lounge where you can relax on the patio and a mountain coaster.

Here are our top picks on what to do:

Play Mini Golf

Price: $15.00 per person

Address: 2 Colonnade Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a beautiful 18-hole miniature golf course with a waterfall. It is the perfect spot to challenge your friend to see who can get the better score.

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Ride A Mountain Coaster

Price: $20.00 per ride

Address: 300 Chemin Dunlop, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: Camp Fortune has a new mountain coaster where you can reach speeds up to 40 kilometres per hour.

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Relax On A Waterside Patio

Price: 💸

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Umbrella Bar has a stunning patio overlooking the blue water of Dows Lake. On the menu, you'll find tons of mouthwatering comfort food like burgers or mac 'n' cheese.

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Climb To Eagle's Nest Lookout

Price: Free

Address: Greater Madawaska, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you want to escape the city and enjoy some fresh air, you should hike to Eagle's Nest. Here you can marvel at the panoramic view from the top of a 120-metre tall cliff.

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Explore The Garden Promenade

Price: Free

Address: Multiple locations around Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: To see colourful flowers, you can follow the Garden Promenade. It has multiple walking paths to pick from that will take you to over 75 gardens in the National Capital.

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Visit A Free Tiny Outdoor Library

Price: Free

Address: Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If all you want to do is read a good book while lounging outdoors, we know the perfect spot. You can take or leave a book at Little Library for free.

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Discover Ottawa's New Cocktail Lounge

Price: 💸 💸

Address: 54 York St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can head to the ByWard Market to sip cocktails on the patio at the new Apothecary Lounge.

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Cool Off With Some Ice Cream At The Dip Door

Price: 💸

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you love ice cream, you won't want to miss The Dip Door. After kayaking around Dows Lake, you can head here to get a soft serve cone.

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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.