Free or Nearly Free Ottawa Activities

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa is ideally located in Gatineau, Quebec next to the Canadian Museum of Civilization & across the river from downtown Ottawa, Parliament Hill and the ByWard Market.

Ottawa Berry picking

Worth the drive: Get out and enjoy berry picking.

Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne) -Great Wading Pool 955-1015 Bank St. June 21, 2013 - August 16, 2013  Day	June & July	August Monday	Closed	Closed Tuesday	 10:45 am - 5:30 pm	 10:45 am - 4:30 pm Wednesday	 11:45 am - 6:30 pm	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm Thursday	 10:45 am - 5:30 pm	 10:45 am - 4:30 pm Friday	 11:45 am - 6:30 pm	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm Saturday	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm Sunday	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm	 11:45 am - 5:30 pm

Wading Pool special events throughout the summer featuring free music, bbq, crafts, and games

Hiking the trails at the MacKenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park. Need to pay for parking, $8, has gardens and architectural ruins that are supposed to be toddler-friendly

Lauriault-Waterfall Trails Loop - can start the loop at the trail parking lot, detour to the tearoom for lunch and then finish the loop back to the parking lot. Just the loop is

Wild Bird Care Centre and a Conservation Trail: open to the public from Noon-3pm Daily. In Nepean

Wild Bird Care Centre and a Conservation Trail: open to the public from Daily. In Nepean

Elegantly-dressed (in black/noir) diners head to the secret destination toting picnic baskets stuffed with locally-harvested food they've prepared, set up a feast at their assigned tables (provided), and celebrate the end of summer and start of the harvest with friends old and new.  At the last minute, the location is revealed to the guest list.

Harvest Noir "a defining moment in the city's social scene. A game-changer" - Ottawa Citizen GET TICKETS NOW!

Outdoor Trails that are good for kids

We do a lot of hikes in the Ottawa area, and we often get asked where our favourite hikes are for kids. After sending out a few emails (and .

In Summer: Mid-July through the end of August. Friday and Saturday's at 9pm PWYC outdoor movies

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In Summer: Mid-July through the end of August. Friday and Saturday's at PWYC outdoor movies

Ottawa Beaches for Families

This Way to the Beach

Ah, the beach, our summertime reminder that kids are happiest with simple play of their own design. Ottawa beaches have been under fire lately, and with ju

Summer waterpark: $13 admission, children 2 and under are free

Get ready for a memorable season at Mont Cascades Ski Resort; the family ski centre only 20 minutes from Ottawa.

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