Things To Do

There is a row of colourful boathouses near Ottawa that will make you think you're in Newfoundland.

You should plan a visit to the South Lancaster Wharf if you're looking for a pop of colour to brighten things up. It's a scenic place for a picnic or to add some colour to your social media feed and it's free to visit.

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Apple season is fast approaching and you can start dreaming about cider, crumbles, pies and other autumn desserts. There are a ton of Ontario apple orchards where you can pick fresh fruit but this one near Ottawa has cozy fire pits and sweet churros.

Log Cabin Orchard opens on August 27 and you'll be able to go apple picking through the month of September. Both admission and parking are free.

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You can level up your hiking adventures around Ottawa by hitting a waterfall trail that leads to two lookout points on an ancient mountain range.

Luskville Falls Trail in Gatineau Park is a stunning loop of lush trees and rocky terrain. While beautiful to hike anytime from spring through fall, the panoramic views over the valley can give you a stunning glimpse of the autumn leaves.

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There's no shortage of cool date spots in Ontario, but sometimes you just need a bit of inspiration to find somewhere fun and unique to bring your partner and take date night to the next level. Whether you two enjoy romantic getaways, outdoor adventures or just relaxing and spending quality time together, there really is something for everyone in Ontario.

There's something so fun about being taken on a surprise date to somewhere new and exciting — mostly because you don't have to do any of the brainstorming or planning. Well, we've taken care of that part for you — just pick a place below and tell your date what to bring, whether that's a bathing suit or a camera.

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Grab your lederhosen, Oktoberfest season is approaching and you can party like you're in Germany.

It was announced that the Beau's Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill has been cancelled for another season but you don't need to wait until next year to enjoy live music, giant pretzels and steins of beer in the Ottawa region.

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Thrill seekers, this one is for you. You can fly over a river gorge on a zipline course in Quebec. One canyon zipline is 400-feet long and the other is 1000-feet long.

Chutes Coulonge Park is an easy day trip from Ottawa as it is less than two hours away. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you soar over whitewater rapids.

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Summer stargazing is about to become even more magical because you can watch a meteor shower from a sparkling water maze near Ottawa.

The annual Perseids meteor shower will be lighting up the sky next week and you can take a night tour at Éco-Odyssée for a better glimpse of nature's light show. From August 10 to 13 you can paddle through a water labyrinth to get a great view of the stars.

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If you missed out on seeing some epic broadway musicals thanks to delays and cancellations in the last couple of years, shows are back in full swing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Broadway Across Canada recently announced the upcoming broadway shows for the 2022-2023 season and it's full of hits. Some productions that were delayed are also returning so no worries, you didn't miss out on your favourite musical.

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There are certain things that get all the attention on a visit to Ottawa, like the Rideau Canal or Parliament Hill. But, if you love to indulge your curiosity (and escape the summer heat), there are three Ottawa museums you need to visit.

First up is the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Open Thursday-Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission prices range from $11 for youth to $41 for a family of six.

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If you thought all of the best summer festivals and shows in Ottawa were behind you, think again. From an anticipated fireworks event and competition to multiple amusement parks full of rides and immersive art experiences, you could have a busy month ahead of you.

Here are eleven festivals and events coming up in the Ottawa region that will fill the end of your summer with a bang.

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There is still plenty of summer left for a beach town road trip and this sandy shore in Quebec looks like you've jetted off to Mexico.

You'll find the tropical destination of Saint-Zotique Beach about two hours from Ottawa. There are blue water views to admire as you relax under a dried palm tree umbrella or pedal boat out from the shore.

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