There is so much more to life than living nine to five. To help you make the most of your time off, we gathered up the best things to do in Ottawa this weekend that won't break any rules.
It might seem hard to believe, but Christmas is less than a month away. So if you want to make your days extra merry and bright, the holiday market in Old-Aylmer, Lights At Lansdowne are worth checking out for some free fun.
Plus, you can see tons of twinkling lights at the drive-through event at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.
Mimosa & Brunch Crawl
Price: $25.11 per person
When: Saturday, November 28
Address: Byward Market, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can go with your bubble to this brunch themed crawl. At each of the four stops, you'll get a private table where you can eat pancakes and sip orange juice mixed with champagne.
Christmas Market In Old-Aylmer
Price: Free admission
When: Friday, November 27 to Sunday, December 6
Address: Parc Commemoratif, District de Lucerne, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can feel like you are in Germany at this traditional Christmas market. Here you can stroll the many booths to shop the delicious treats and homemade gifts.
Lights At Lansdowne
Price: Free admission
When: Friday, November 27 to Friday, January 1
Address: Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: While the market won't happen this winter, you'll still be able to see the gigantic Christmas tree and beautiful light displays.
Alight At Night
Price: $14.00 per person
When: Friday, November 27 to Saturday, January 2
Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can walk through a cute village that looks straight out of a storybook and see over one million colourful lights.
Ian's Christmas Adventure Park
Price: $10.00 per person
Address: 804 Richmond Rd., Beckwith, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can watch movies under the stars, visit the petting farm, skate on the outdoor rink, and so much more.
Vintage Village of Lights
Price: $25 per vehicle
When: Wednesday, November 25 to Wednesday, December 23
Address: 2940 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland, ON
Why You Need To Go: New for this winter, you can drive through a retro village to see all the charming buildings illuminated for the holiday season.
Price: 4 for $60
Address: Online only
Why You Need To Go: Do you love a good charcuterie board? Well, now you can get a delicious selection of cheeses and meats in a portable cone for the ultimate treat.
Price: $29.00 per person
When: From Saturday, November 28
Address: Secret locations in Chinatown, ON
Why You Need To Go: This private walking tour will take you to some of the best-hidden gems in Chinatown.
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 trip.