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9 Things To Do In Ottawa This Weekend If You Want To Live Your Best Life

It’s almost time to shout happy Fri-yay! And with so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend, it’s looking like we’ll be having a Satur-yay and a Sunday Fun Day too. So if you’re looking to live your best life this weekend, the capital has your back. 

From charming apple orchards that will get you in the mood for fall to breathtaking rooftop patios that will remind you summer isn’t over yet, there’s something for everyone in the city.

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If you need a little peace and quiet, you can roam around Ottawa’s secret garden.

And if you’re down for a drive, you can head into Manotick for some fluffy sugary donuts at this cute roadside barn. 

If you consider yourself a wine lover, then bottomless sangria for less than $30 will be music to your ears. 

As always, the Ottawa Drive-In has a line up of movies ranging from Marvel hits to horror movies that will give you chills. 

No matter what you get up to, you’re sure to have a good time in Canada's capital.

Go Apple Picking @ Cannamore Orchards

Price: $12 day pass

When: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 1480 County Rd. 32, Crysler, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can travel outside of the capital to this charming orchard where you can pick your own apples.

Try Smoothie Bowls With A Twist

Price: $8.99 per bowl

When: Open daily

Address: P261 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can get delicious bowls at Ottawa's new pop up shop. Not into smoothies? Swap the smoothie base for a bowl of french toast or ice cream and top it with all your favourite sweets.

Travel To Little Italy For Rooftop Dining @ La Terrazza

Price: Prices vary

When: Thursday-Sunday

Address: 523 St. Anthony St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can fill up on cocktails and charcuterie at this beautiful rooftop patio, because summer isn't over just yet.

Find Peace at Algonquin College Horticulture Gardens

Price: Free

When: Daily

Address: 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: This peaceful garden is one of Ottawa's best-kept secrets. You can find it tucked away near Algonquin college.

Fill Up On Donuts @ Mimi's

Price: $3 donuts

When: Tuesday-Sunday

Address: 1088 Bridge St., Manotick, ON

Why You Need To Go: This charming little spot has some of the best donuts you'll ever sink your teeth into. They also offer a selection of drinks and ice cream.

Flaunt Your Best Mask Selfies @ Ottawa Mask Lookbook

Price: Free

When: Anytime

Address: Online

Why You Need To Go: Wear a mask but make it fashion. You can submit fun mask selfies to be featured on the Ottawa Tourism website.

Explore The National Gallery Of Canada 

Price: Free-$16

When: Thursday-Sunday

Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can score a selfie with Ottawa's famous spider statue and wander the gallery for free on Thursdays.

Sip Away On Bottomless Sangria @ Vanitea Room

Price: $26

When: Wednesday-Sunday

Address: 551 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can order bottomless sangria for just $26 at this stunning Ottawa spot.

Catch A Movie @ The Drive-In Experience

Price: $36.45

When: Friday-Sunday

Address: 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can feel like a kid again watching Wreck It Ralph, channel your inner superhero while enjoying Captain Marvel, or give yourself a scare with Insidious. Wow, what a lineup.

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