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8 Free Things To Do In Ottawa This Spring If You’re Broke AF

Having fun doesn't have to cost a thing! 🌸

Even if you are broke, there is no reason to be stuck at home bored. To help you out, here are some incredible free things to do in Ottawa in the spring.

Some of the best things in life don't cost a thing. After months of snow, it is time to go outdoors and see all the tulips and magnolias

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There are some incredible deals to take advantage of, too. Did you know you can visit the Canadian Museum Of Nature without paying a thing?

It is time to start planning; which activity will you do first?

Find A Secret Dune

Price: Free

Address: Slack Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sandbanks isn't the only place to see dunes; this hidden gem is right in the city and is super easy to reach.

Picnic Under Magnolia Trees

Price: Free

Address: Arboretum, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a magical spot to enjoy a relaxing picnic under the gorgeous blooming trees.

Visit Dinosaurs

Price: Free

When: Every Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m

Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There is no need to pay a thing if you reserve a free entry ticket. While inside, you'll get to visit all your favourite exhibits, like the dinosaurs.

Go For A Walk Along The River

Price: Free

Address: Ottawa River, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can pretend to be a tourist and see iconic sites like the Parliament Buildings and Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Attend The Canadian Tulip Festival

Price: Free

When: Friday, May 14 to Monday, May 24

Address: Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be 300,000 tulips in every shade of the rainbow.

Explore Mer Bleue Bog

Price: Free

Address: Ridge Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: A flat boardwalk trail will take you over a 7,700-year-old bog.

Watch The Sunset At Nepean Point

Price: Free

Address: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is one of the most breathtaking spots to watch the sunset.

Hike To Pink Lake

Price: Free

Address: Gatineau Park, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: The 2.3-kilometre trail will take you to a stunning lookout over Pink Lake.

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.