Entertainment in Ottawa

Ottawa is located in the eastern part of Ontario. It is Canada's capital city. There are plenty of activities, attractions and places to stay for adults and children alike. Consider them in details.


If you're a keen eco-tourist, a visit to the Arboretum is a must. If you want to spend a beautiful day in nature, you don't have to leave the city; this picturesque place with an abundance of plants is located in the heart of Ottawa.

The Arboretum is perfect for hiking and biking, and a casual stroll through it can turn into a fascinating excursion. The Arboretum is home to a number of rare trees not found in any other park or nature reserve in the city.

Hog's Back Falls

The Prince of Wales Falls are a must-see and are open all year round. It's also a beautifully situated nature attraction. After you've enjoyed the falls you can take a walk into the nearby forest.

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Just outside of Ottawa is the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a beautiful modern building with an asymmetrical shape. The extensive exhibition of this museum is dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Canada, with unique archaeological finds as well as artefacts from the pre-colonial period. The museum's collection is constantly being expanded, and today there are many exhibits relating to the New Age.


There are three parks on the west bank of the Rideau River – Strathcona Park and the adjoining Dutchies Hole and Robinson Field. They also have playgrounds, Strathcona Park has had a baseball field for almost 100 years and Dutchies Hole has a football field.

In summer the park's water holes are home to swans, including the black Australian, and in winter the park's hills are great for sledding, stand-up paddleboarding and even snowboarding.

Pirate Adventures

One of the most popular family attractions remains Pirate Adventures theme park. Those who enjoy thrilling pirate stories will love it. Children take part in exciting shows. Several ships for children's pirate battles are built in the park.

Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino

One of the most popular attractions for the city visitors is the Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino, where horse racing is held every week. Gamblers also enjoy the Casino du Lac-Leamy which boasts an excellent restaurant.

In addition to the large gaming room, the casino is also popular in virtual format. Ottawa always has a wide selection of video poker, table games, bingo, slot machines and much more. Casino real money games are known for being innovative, providing the player with bonuses and special features.

Theatres and cinemas

Theatre and movie buffs will also find plenty to do in the Canadian capital. You'll find venues and theatres galore, offering all kinds of theatrical shows and films:

  • Arts Court Theatre;
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company;
  • Yuk Yuk's;
  • Ottawa Little Theatre;
  • Ron Maslin Playhouse.

There are new film innovations to keep holidaymakers entertained:

  • Mayfair;
  • Ottawa Family Cinema;
  • Silvercity Gloucester;
  • Coliseum;
  • Theatre Imax;
  • World Exchange Centre.