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9 Activities Around Ottawa That Were Made For You & Your BFF

Get ready to have a summer you won't forget with your BFF with these activities around Ottawa.

From picking sunflowers at a golden garden to sharing a watermelon filled with a boozy cocktail, we have nine experiences you'll want to try with your best friend.

Paddle Through A Water Maze

Price: $35.00+ for two

Address: 52 Chemin des Sources, Wakefield, QC

Why You Need To Go: Together you can paddle to the finish line of Eco-Odyssee's giant water maze.


See A Gigantic Field Of Sunflowers

Price: $15.50 per person ($5+ for the u-pick garden)

When: August 20-22, 26-29 and September 3-6

Address: 75 Rte. 201, Coteau-du-Lac, QC

Why You Need To Go: La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac is a dreamy 8-acre sunflower farm with a garden where you can pick a bouquet of sunflowers to bring home.


Sip Wine At A Vineyard

Price: $5 tasting of three wines

Address: 2225 Craig's Side Rd., Carp, ON

Why You Need To Go: Together with your chardonnay-loving BFF, you can drink a flight of wine for only $5.


Hike To A Stunning Lookout

Price: Free

Address: Eagle's Nest Lookout, Greater Madawaska, ON

Why You Need To Go: From the top of Eagle's Nest Lookout, you can marvel at an extraordinary panoramic view of the Ottawa Valley.


Watch A Movie Under The Stars

Price: $30+ per vehicle

Address: 401 Corkstown Rd. & 300 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Drive-In Experience Ottawa opened a second location in the city, and both of them will be playing blockbuster movies all summer.


Share A Gigantic Watermelon Cocktail

Price: $85

Address: 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: La Terrasse is known for its colossal Caesars, but did you know they serve cocktails in a watermelon? The What-A-Melon Sangria is a fruity drink perfect for summer and has enough inside for up to four glasses.


Team Up For An Outdoor Escape Room

Price: $35+ per person

Address: Chinatown — 702 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON
Hintonburg — 1020 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON
or Byward Market — 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: A La Carte Tours has three escape rooms in Ottawa where you'll get to sample food from local restaurants and solve challenges as you race to the final puzzle.


Zipline Across The Ottawa River

Price: $39.99 per person

Address: 50 Rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can ride the world's first interprovincial zip line at the same time as your friend. The thrilling ride will have you flying across the sky from Gatineau to Ottawa.


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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