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City break in Ottawa. Active leisure ideas for Ottawa - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Centre Block Ottawa presents a good choice of places to rest, recreate and entertain fitting every taste and budget. Eco tourism fans should necessarily visit a local tree nursery named Arboretum. In order to spend a nice day in the open air and enjoy scenic nature sights tourists should not leave the city. A scenic nature nook featuring numerous plants is located right in the heart of Ottawa. The Arboretum tree nursery will be a perfect place for hiking and cycling and a usual promenade though its territory will turn to an unforgettable adventurous tour. The matter is that the territory of the nature area features the rarest trees which one will not find in any other park and nature reserve of the city.
Ottawa is a rich in landmarks and sighs tourist destination offering thousands of tours and excursion programs to explore unique objects and interesting cultural establishments. The city of … Open
The Hog's Back Falls are another must visit destination for tourists. The excursions to this natural sight are organized all the year round. This nature attraction is located in a scenic area thus the tourists may set to the nearest wood to enjoy nature of ultimate beauty after observing the falls. One of the most popular destinations for family recreation is an amusement park named Pirate Adventures. The park will be of great pleasure for those tourists who are keen on pirates’ adventurous stories.
The youngest guests of the park are offered genuine costumes of pirates. They also can take part in various entertaining events. The territory of the park features several pirate ships which are totally at disposal of kids. Elite sport enthusiasts should pay a visit to one of the local golf centers. The most attractive among them is considered to be the Pine View Municipal. The prestigious golf club is located not far from the city center and apart from high end golf course for a good play, the center offers its visitors plenty of additional comfort enhancing services. The GoodLife Fitness center will be of high interest for active leisure enthusiasts as it offers its guests a vast selection of sport grounds and gyms. The center features massage rooms and a large swimming pool as well. Copyright
1. The optimum way to pay for goods and services in Ottawa is national currency as any other currency including US dollars is not accepted in the city. It should be noted that currency can … Open
One of the most popular entertainments for the guests of the city is still visiting of the local racetrack named Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino. Races are taking place there almost every week. The Casino du Lac-Leamy center will be of great pleasure for gamblers. Apart from large gambling halls the casino hosts an excellent restaurant. Night entertainment fans will find a vast selection of dance floors, bars and night clubs in the city. Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro serves clients till late night. This cozy bar offers plenty of treats and numerous theme parties to take part in. Jazz fans will love the Earl of Sussex night club meanwhile the Heart & Crown night club will be of great interest for contemporary music admirers.
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa Want to swim in a pool and go down the water slides? Well, in the capital of Canada, this kind of entertainment is available at any time of the year - all thanks to Splash Wave Pool located here. This is one of the best centers to relax and have fun in the company of loved ones. However, Ottawa can offer its guests other, no less remarkable places to chill out - this is about delightful spas. In Spotlight Hair & Spa, visitors can enjoy massage sessions, and ISO SPA Floatation Centre offers flotation therapy that has not only healing but also rejuvenating effect, which has already been proven by many visitors.
Be sure to explore Little Ray's Nature Centre, a small zoo where you can see turtles, lizards, snakes, chameleons, crocodiles, spiders. Some animals are allowed to be held in hands and fed, which is the most enjoyable part of the tour. Thrill-seekers and those missing the feeling of an adrenaline rush should take a tour from No Boundaries X-Treme Adventures, thanks to which you can try bungee and rope jumping, fly- and wakeboarding, zipline, rock climbing. And since all this happens during the tour, quality training is provided before each session. It is worth noting that much attention is given to safety measures.
Another great place to be visited by tourists is Grand Prix Breeders Equestrian Centre, where they can learn to ride a horse through the picturesque areas in Ottawa and its surroundings. It is also worth checking out some workshops where you can acquire many useful skills - for example, learn Canadian-style cooking. Just go to C'est Bon Cooking and Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, where, among other things, you will learn a lot of new interesting things about Canadian gastronomic traditions. Cold War nuclear bunker tours are of special interest, too. The most interesting one is Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum.
Ottawa is replete with modern shopping centers, boutiques, markets, gift shops, and art workshops. The bulk of tourist-oriented stores are in the historic district where it's worth taking a … Open
The city has many great places for those who want to spend time watching the shows. Thus, stand-up fans will be happy to visit Absolute Comedy and Yuk Yuk's clubs, those dreaming of magic shows go to Murder Mystery Ottawa Theatre Studio where they will be offered to enjoy fascinating Turning Tricks Comedy shows. Together with small tourists, it's worth going to Odyssey Theatre with its costumed performances. If you still prefer movies, the best cinema in town - Landmark Cinemas 24 Kanata - is for you. Those wishing to enjoy live music and strong spirits should be advised to go to Options Jazz Lounge Bar.
Behind Canadian Parliament Besides all of the above, the city has excellent entertainment centers. In Backyard Ax Throwing League (or simply BATL) and Bad Ax Throwing, tourists can try the favorite game of Canadians. Ax throwing is indeed is a fun pastime, which is evidenced by hundreds of citizens leaving such centers absolutely happy. So why don't you find out for yourself why the game is so popular here? Visitors to Archery Games can improve their accuracy by shooting a bow. Together with friends, it’s worth checking out two more places to spend your time as efficient as possible - Laser Quest and Commando Paintball, which are also perfect for team building.
This is a surprisingly quiet and beautiful city despite the fact that such peaceful atmosphere is not typical for large metropolitan regions. Here you will find many spacious forests, city … Open
Xtreme Trampoline Park gives a lot of pleasant impressions to those wishing to enjoy jumping to its fullest. Well, it should be noted that this kind of leisure will be equally enjoyed by both small tourists and "long grown-up" children. Travelers who feel like hitting some pins and playing arcades should head to Merivale Centre, and Ottawa Pinball Arcade is the right place for pinball fans missing their favorite game. Another great place for active tourists is Coyote Rock Gym, where you can get into mountaineering - perhaps before a real mountain climb as part of a professional group. If you are traveling with children, it'd be a good idea to take the latter to beautifully decorated mini-golf centers such as Putting Edge and Mini Golf Gardens.
Ottawa Escape Manor is the most popular escape room club in Ottawa, offering a variety of themes: mystical, spy, magical. In total, the center has fourteen rooms to choose from, so every participant will find something that floats their boats. Of no less interest is another escape room center - Jigsaw Escape Rooms, where visitors will have a great time in the role of a spy, magician, or a victim trapped by a maniac. Players have sixty minutes to solve the puzzle using all their wits. Fans of puzzles will also like Saunders Farm with its labyrinth, and if you are more interested in virtual reality games - welcome to Colony VR.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ottawa
♥   A - Park 'Pillar park' , 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Wistaria park' , 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Ryan park' , 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Burnt Lands Provincial Park' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Rideau River Provincial Park' , 39.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Ottawa
♥   Amusement park 'Calypso Park' Limoges, 39.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Storyland' Renfrew, 77.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Logos Land' Cobden, 91.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Kingston Family Fun World Park' Kingsville, 141.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Ottawa
♥   Water park 'Mont Cascades' Cantley, 23.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Calypso Park' Limoges, 39.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Ottawa - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Ottawa - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Ottawa?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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