Cross-country skiing along the river
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Get outside this winter and soak in the season in Ottawa's Countryside. From nature walks immersed in a winter wonderland to eating pancakes in a Maple farm and cross-country skiing, we've got it all. Here's a sneak peak to start your winter getaway planning:
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 country side. 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.
In 2017, Ottawa is where you’ll want to be for Canada’s 150th anniversary! As Ottawa is Canada’s Capital, many of the country’s biggest celebratory birthday events will continue throughout the fall. From new exhibitions and grand re-openings at Ottawa’s national museums, to dazzling light performances and a triple play of big sporting events are still to come!