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9 Of The Best Things To Do In Ottawa This August

By Sophia Quinn

9 Of The Best Things To Do In Ottawa This August

Here’s how you can enjoy this incredible month in Ottawa!

Summer in Ottawa is nothing short of incredible, so be sure to take full advantage of the outdoors and numerous events happening all over the city before the summer’s up!

 

1. Enjoy stunning views of the city from a patio 

This awesome summer weather couldn’t come at a better time. Take advantage of the sunshine this month by visiting some of the city’s top patios !

 

2. Spend a slow summer’s day at Gatineau Park 

Needing a refresh out in nature? Spending a hot day out in Gatineau Park is the perfect getaway from the city. With plenty to see and do by bike, boat or just walking around, here’s how to spend the perfect day at the park.

 

3. Visit one of Ottawa’s drive in movie theatres 

Relax in the comfort of your own car with some snacks and have a night out while maintaining proper social distance in the most fun way possible! Remember, doors open an hour before and you can RSVP here.

 

4.  Take a hike without even leaving the city 

The Greenbelt trails around Ottawa are seriously something special. Get out and explore the forest, down by the river and even some hidden sand-dunes! Check out some of the city’s coolest trails here!

 

5. Taste some craft beers at the Gatineau Beer Fest 

Until August 7th, the Gatineau Beerfest is a must-visit to taste-test over 350 different craft beers. Featuring more than 30 Québec and Ontario Brewers, it’s a great way to get outside this weekend and cool down with some tasty local breweries.

 

6. Visit the 613 flea market this weekend 

Filled with local art and talent, 613 flea market is fun place to check out this month. This August 14th, check out over 80 vendors at the market between 10am and 4pm at Landsdowne Park.

 

7. Watch the fireworks show at the Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light festival

Located this year on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History, the Sound of Lights festival is returning every Wednesday and Saturday night for the first three weeks of the month. Grab tickets for the best viewing here and enjoy the incredible displays of lights.

 

8. Check out Capital Pride Week

August 22nd – August 29th 2021 the Capital Pride fest returns to Ottawa. Be sure to check out the Rainbow party, picnics and sporting events, and of course, the Pride Parade. The centre of Ottawa’s Gay Village at the corner of Bank St and Somerset St West is sure to be bustling with activities and live music this whole week. Check out their full list of events here and stay tuned for more updates!

 

9. Go for a paddle board yoga class along the Canal 

There are so many fun ways to get active in this city! If you’re looking for something different and want to be on the water, these classes hosted by Inner Soul Yoga are a must-try. Book your next class here!