Rural Ottawa and the surrounding areas offer fascinating and fun sites, attractions and activities. If you’re visiting, take a detour on your way here or on your way home and discover our countryside!
Gatineau Park, Meech Lake
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Get outside this spring and soak in the season in Ottawa's Countryside. From biking through beautiful fields to eating pancakes in a Maple farm, we've got it all. Here's a sneak peek to start your spring getaway planning:
Visit historic places such as the Diefenbunker: Canadian Cold War Museum.
This city is a uniquely beautiful place: an urban centre on the edge of nature where you can enjoy the great outdoors and nearby in the surrounding countryside. There’s an easy cosmopolitan vibe here, and Ottawa is known for being both welcoming and walkable. Explore the distinctive local neighbourhoods, including the historic ByWard Market: by day this area boasts a bustling farmers’ market and chic shops, by night it hums with activity at the restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.
Ottawa is where you’ll want to be for the ultimate beautiful photography list! From the Canadian Tulip Festival near Dow's Lake and around the city to the various bike paths, the spring aficionado's will have the opportunity to take in various spring sceneries of Canada's Capital. There will also be plenty more activities around the city, indoor and outdoor, to enjoy! Start planning your visit now!