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5 Ottawa Activities You’ll Want to Try Before Summer Ends

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:55 pm

Top 5 Ottawa Activities You’ll Want to Try Before Summer Ends

It’s no secret that summer is flying by! With the effects that COVID-19 has had one everyone’s summer plans, you may be left feeling like you didn’t have a chance to relax, unwind, and truly enjoy the much needed summer heat. Don’t fret! Here we’ve highlighted some of the best summer activities that you should take advantage of in Ottawa! Simple, cost effective, and fun, you’ll be able to make the most of the last few weeks we have of summer! 

Dow’s Lake 

There is no better way to spend a hot and sunny day than by hanging out by the water. If going to the beach makes you feel a little nervous, stay cool and refreshed at a distance by visiting Dows Lake! Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and spend the day on the Rideau Canal with friends and family! Remember to pack your water and sunscreen, and expect a bit of a wait with the newly implemented safety standards.

Gatineau Park

One of the best spots to check out this summer around Ottawa is Gatineau Park. The options for outdoor activities are truly endless! With a variety of hiking trails, you’ll be able to keep your distance, soak up the beautiful summer weather and enjoy some of the gorgeous views and nature just outside of Ottawa. If hiking isn’t your thing, there are some great beaches like at Meech Lake open to the public for swimming.

Absolute Comedy 

If you’re looking for something more centred around the amazing nightlife Ottawa has to offer, we recommend checking out Absolute Comedy on Preston Street! They’ve recently reopened their doors with new safety precautions in place, keeping all patrons and staff safe and socially distanced. What better way to kickback than by enjoying some of the best stand-up comedy from across the city. Don’t forget your mask! 

Carp Custom Creamery

One of the best ways to stay cool this summer is with a sweet, refreshing summer treat. Visit the Carp Custom Creamery and choose from over 60 different unique flavours of homemade ice cream. Sitting just outside of Ottawa in the village of Carp, the Carp Custom Creamery is the perfect outing for the whole family to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Tavern on the Falls 

Lastly, here is a great option for both day and night. Grab a bite to eat and a drink at Tavern on the Falls! Offering gourmet tacos and hotdogs, as well as a variety of snacks, breakfast, and speciality drinks, this is the perfect way to spend an evening or day with friends and family! The patio features gorgeous views, and live music every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. You’ll be looking for reasons to go back! 

So pack your bag, grab your mask and head out to experience all of the beauty that the nation’s capital has to offer! If you’re planning a move to Ottawa and want the best real estate experience, our professionals at Geoff & Bobbie are happy to help! Contact us today.