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9 Things To Do In Ottawa This Weekend If You Still Need To Make Plans

The countdown to Friday is on! We have nine fun things to do this weekend in Ottawa if you still need to make plans.

Starting July 16, so many museums and attractions will finally be able to reopen. Or you could visit a new ice cream truck that sells slushie floats to help you beat the heat.

Here are some ideas on how to spend your time off work:

Visit The New Queens Of Egypt Exhibit

Price: $20.00 per person

When: Until Sunday, August 22

Address: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Inside the immersive exhibit, you'll feel like you travelled back in time as you learn about Queen Nefertari, Nefertiti, and Hatshepsut.


Rent A Kayak And Go Exploring

Price: $24.00 for one hour

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Just because you aren't relaxing at a cottage doesn't mean you can't spend your afternoon on the water. At Dows Lake Pavilion, you can rent kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats and canoes by the hour and explore the around Dows Lake.


Try To Find The Ice Cream Float At Baxter Conservation Area

Price: 💸 ($7.00 parking fee per vehicle)

Address: 7498 Carter Rd., Kars, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you visit the hiking trails and beach at Baxter Conservation Area, but you can get get a frozen dessert from the Ice Cream Float that shows up around 1 p.m.


Escape Giant Hedge Mazes

Price: $13.00 per person

When: From Saturday, July 17

Address: 1480 County Rd. 32, Crysler, ON

Why You Need To Go: Only 40 minutes outside the city, you can visit Cannamore Orchard to say hello to their animals and try to escape the hedge mazes.


Cool Down With A Slushie Float

Price: $6.50+

When: From Saturday, July 17

Address: 117 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Red Door Provisions has a new mobile coffee shop and ice cream truck that sells blackberry and lime slushies topped with ice cream.


Have Brunch With Bottomless Mimosas

Price: 💸💸

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

Why You Need To Go: You can start the day by trying their delicious pink benedict or purple waffles with bottomless mimosas.


Follow The Cultural Trail To Amazing Art

Price: Free

Address: Brewery Creek, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Did you know Gatineau has a cultural trail that will take you to incredible sights? One spot you will want to discover is the canoes that float over Brewery Creek.


Play Board Games

Price: $7.00 per person

When: From Friday, July 16

Address: 14 Waller St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can finally return to Level One to try some of their over 1,200 board games and 1,000 video games.


Eat Candy Covered Waffle Pops

Price: $10.00 for four

Why You Need To Go: You can get waffle pops covered in toppings like Ferrero Rocher, Lucky Charms, Kit Kat, or Oreos delivered to your home.


Before you get going, check out 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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