Now that the weather is finally gorgeous, there are tons of events and festivals taking place in that would make for an easy date night.
No matter your budget there is plenty of date opportunities in Ottawa this summer. Even if you are completely broke, there are free movies under the stars, or cute ice cream spots to try.
Cool off together on a hot summer day at Calypso Waterpark. Here you both can enjoy trying all the water slides, floating in the lazy rivers and splashing in the giant wave pool.
There are so many delicious food festivals happening in Ottawa over the summer such as Ribfest and Ottawa Asian Fest Night Market. Skip the traditional dinner date, and head to a festival and try the food there instead.
Watch the dazzling fireworks competition held at the Canadian Museum of History. This year the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light will be on August 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 with the fireworks show at 9:15 pm.
For a classic summer date, why not try some of the best ice cream spots in Ottawa? Some not to miss spots are Moo Shu Ice Cream, Filuccia Gelateria and Chocolats Favoris.
For a cheap date, watch a movie together under the stars. Throughout the summer Capital Pop-Up Cinema will be playing free movies in different locations across Ottawa.
Spend a relaxing day together on the water at Dows Lake! At Dows Lake Marina you can rent a pedal boat, canoe, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks for $16-$30/hour.
For a magical night out, go to The Water Lantern Festival happening in Ottawa. At the festival, you'll both be able to decorate your own lantern before setting it to float on the water.
For a date night, neither of you will forget, fly over Ottawa in a retro biplane. Surprisingly it is super affordable with prices starting at $65 for two people!
This summer, watch the sunset together on the gorgeous Tavern on the Falls patio which is next to a waterfall.