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What To Do In Ottawa Each Month Of The Year

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What To Do In Ottawa Each Month Of The Year

Here is your official guide to have a f*cking amazing year in Ottawa. With 12 months in a year it may seem impossible to do something fun each month in Ottawa... well I beg to differ.

From festivals to spas, there is so much you can do in Ottawa all year. This list is dedicated to everyone that calls Ottawa boring or complains that there is nothing to do. Whether you're an Ottawa local or a tourist this list will have your back all year.













For Things To Do In January, Click "NEXT"


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Roadtrip to Polar Bear's Club and spend the beginning of the year relaxing

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New year, new me... Get a fresh haircut at any Ottawa Salon

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Reflect on the past year and take a winter wonderland nature walk

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Try out a completely new workout plan for the new year 

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Be Ottawan AF by enjoying a BeaverTail while skating on the Rideau Canal 

For Things To Do In February, Click "NEXT"


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Go see the amazing ice sculptures at Winterlude

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Hide from the cold and get your nails done at J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge

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Spend the day outside and ski at one of Ottawa's ski hills

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Watch the unique Ice Dragon Boat Racing 

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Have dinner at a Fancy Ottawa Restaurant for Valentines Day with your BFF or your bae

For Things To Do In March, Click "NEXT"


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Escape the freezing weather and head to any Ottawa Museum 

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Brave the cold and visit the stunning Gatineau Park during the winter

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Avoid the snow and watch a movie at Cineplex Cinema Lansdowne VIP

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Have a ton of fun while tubing at Mount Pakenham

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Warm up with some tea from The Tea Party Cafe

For Things To Do In April, Click "NEXT"


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Duck away from the cold and watch a show at Absolute Comedy 

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Unleash your anger towards winter and throw some axes at BATL 

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Head to Majors Hill Park and watch the sunset as spring rolls in 

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Explore the absolutely stunning Notre Dame Cathedral

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Sip on some hot chocolate while playing your favourite board games at The Loft Board Game Lounge

For Things To Do In May, Click "NEXT"


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Take a nighttime walk with your BFF or your bae

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Try your best to escape from the Diefenbunker Escape Room

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Enjoy the spring weather and the stunning flowers at the Tulip Festival 

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Take in the beautiful views at Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market

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Be active and have fun by taking part in Ottawa Race Weekend

For Things To Do In June, Click "NEXT"


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Rally up your entire squad and bike around Ottawa with a VeloGo Bike

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Face your fears and go bungee jumping at the Great Canadian Bungee

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Cool off and have a blast at Calypso Theme Waterpark

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Embrace the (finally) warm weather by having a picnic at an Ottawa Park

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Share a day drink with your friends while trying to conquer Ottawa's Patio Bucket List 

For Things To Do In July, Click "NEXT"


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Cool TF off at Morrison's Quarry (and get a cute Insta of course) 

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Rent A Canoe, Kayak, Or Paddle Board On Dow's Lake

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Unleash your inner Tarzan at Arbraska Laflèche

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Try to get a hole in one at one of Ottawa's Mini-Putting courses

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Attempt to conquer Ottawa Ultimate Ice Cream bucket list

For Things To Do In August, Click "NEXT"


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Grab your final summer popsicle and cool off at Playa Del Popsical 

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Visit Capital Fair and unleash your inner child

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Take a lovely sunset boat ride with Capital Cruises

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Soak up the final days of summer at Tavern On The Hill

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Enter complete hyper-relaxation mode before school starts again at Nordik Spa-Nature

For Things To Do In September, Click "NEXT"


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See all of the changing leaves on a hike through Gatineau Parks 

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Have a ton of fun eating cotton candy, mini donuts, and riding the ferris wheel at Carp Fair 

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Watch the annual Panda Game between UOttawa Gee-gees and the Carleton Ravens 

Head to Mountain Orchards and choose the sweetest apples

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Warm up by sipping on an absolutely delicious drink from Sweet Jesus

For Things To Do In October, Click "NEXT"


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Pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Millers Farm and Market

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Be brave AF and spend a night in Ottawa's Haunted Jail

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Enter complete Halloween mode and get completely freaked at Screemers Haunted Park

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Cheer on Ottawa's Redblacks at TD Place Stadium

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Try your luck at escaping one of Escape Manor's spooky themed rooms

For Things To Do In November, Click "NEXT"


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Warm up by jumping the day away at Flying Squirrel

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Spend Remembrance Day at the Canadian War Museum

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Get warm and cozy sipping on some hot drinks at any Lowkey Ottawa Cafe

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Paint while sipping on some wine or bubble tea at Art Haven Ottawa

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Escape the cold and get heated while battling it out at Archery Games

For Things To Do In December, Click "NEXT"


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Walk around downtown Ottawa and admire the stunning lights

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Watch a movie on leather reclining chairs at Landmark Cinemas Orleans 

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Treat yourself to Ottawa's scrumptious hot chocolates 

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Take a walk or drive down the iconic Taffy Lane to see the amazing lights

via @explorecanada

Completely escape reality in Gatineau Park before the new year and spend the night in a rustic winter cabin

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