We all remember seesaws from elementary school, just you and your BFF rocking back and forth without a care in the world. But, trust us, this is definitely not the playground equipment we all remember from childhood! Impulse Ottawa is a giant seesaw installation with lights and musical waves that are activated when you sit on them and it's finally making its debut in the capital this month.
The epic playground is a family-friendly space that will be in Ottawa until Oct. 6. Oh, and did we mention it's totally free? So if you're looking for free things to do in Ottawa this fall or for a cheap date night with your loved one, be sure to hit up Impulse Ottawa for a magical taste of nostalgia.
Lights are activated when you sit on the seesaw, and as you begin to totter back and forth, musical tones will play from the built-in speakers, creating a beautiful composition. You can change the intensity of sound simply by increasing your motion on the seesaw.
The goal, according to the Spark Street website, is to get the city together to collectively flex their creative minds (and legs).
You'll be able to find the seesaws on Sparks Street between Kent and Lyon.
This unique installation made its debut in Montreal back in 2015 at the annual Luminothérapie festival. Since then, it has passed through North American cities including Houston and Dallas.
It will remain in Ottawa from Sept. 14 through to Oct. 6 and is open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.
So, bring your S/O, a friend, or family and have a simply magical time!
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 6
Address: Sparks Street at Kent and Lyon
Why You Need To Go: You can light up the streets of Ottawa and create a magical wave of sounds with your BFFs. Nostalgic fun combined with perfect Instagram opportunities? Sounds like a winner!
It is time to stop and smell the flowers. Did you know there is a path you can follow to the best gardens in Ottawa?
The Garden Promenade is a walking route that will take you to over 75 gardens in the National Capital. There is a handy map, and walking routes you can follow will lead you to the most spectacular blooms in your neighbourhood.
Here are some of the top spots you won't want to miss:
Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Outside of the National Gallery of Canada, you can find a sunken garden with flowering crab-apple trees.