So, you’re probably wondering what there is to do in Ottawa when you’re not square dancing… Well the answer is: quite a lot!
Ottawa is Canada’s capital city and the seat of it’s government. It boasts a population of one million citizens and is known worldwide for its art and culture.
It also boasts a lively LGBTQ community that includes clubs and associations around the capital region.
Of course, we can’t forget the local gay square dance club, the Ottawa Date Squares!
Parliament is the seat of Canada’s government and there is a lot to see and learn about it including guided tours of its historic buildings as well as the nightly “Northern Lights” show.
Ottawa hosts seven of Canada’s nine national museums as well as several other local museums that are well worth checking out during your visit.
Ottawa is filled with amazing green spaces to enjoy in the summer. You’d hardly think you’re in a world-class city at times. Hogs Back Falls and The Arboretum in town and Gatineau Park a short drive across the river will offer amazing vistas and tranquil nature settings to delight and amaze you.
Canada’s capital is home to some amazing art installations.
From historic statues and monuments to creative outdoor art installations, there is so much to see and do but don’t forget to visit the National Gallery of Canada to see the world-famous Maman giant spider and view some amazing paintings and sculptures.
Want to see more of what Ottawa has to offer? Check out this awesome video that was created by Ottawa Tourism. You’ll be reaching for your credit card to book your trip before the video ends!