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What to do in winter in OttawaSummer in Ottawa may be beautiful, but winter is when the city really comes to life. Far from deterring activity, the weather is a catalyst for seasonal events such as the highly anticipated Winterlude festival, attracting thousands of visitors. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a culture vulture or a foodie, there’s plenty to do in winter in Ottawa.

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White water rafting in the Ottawa Valley

by Giverny May 2015 - last edited September

White water rafting in the Ottawa Valley

The wild rivers in Canada's Ottawa Valley are perfect for white water rafting. Seasoned rafters can take their pick of the rivers, with four major river systems in the valley, while newbies and intermediates can take advantage of some of the fantastic water sports schools in the area.

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The Ottawa Highland Games

by TravisPersaud July 2014 - last edited October

The Ottawa Highland Games

The North Lanark Highland Games — set in the Ottawa Valley, just an hour east of the capital — celebrates Scottish heritage with more than a wee bit of fun. With dancers, pipe bands and athletes, see why the Ottawa Highland Games is well worth a trip to Canada.

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Discover Ottawa: Canada's Political Capital

by TravisPersaud June 2014 - last edited October

Ottawa River Discover Ottawa

Canada’s capital city, Ottawa has established its reputation as the nation’s political hub. But, Ottawa is much more than a government town steeped in bureaucracy. Discover Ottawa with our beginner’s guide and uncover a whole new side to the city.

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