Discovery Events and Activities

Learn more about other cultures by visiting festivals:

Lebanese Festival( July 20th-July 24th) at t. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

Festival Of India (August 5th- August 7th) at Marion Dewar Plaza

South Asian Festival(August 11th-August 13th) at Ottawa City Hall

Greek Festival (August 11th-August 21st) at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive

Turkish Festival (September 5th – September 11th) at 335 Michael Cowpland Drive

Ukrainian Festival (July 21st-July 24th) at 952 Green Valley Crescent


Swimming Pools: 

There are plenty of swimming pools across Ottawa! The price ranges from $2.50-$5.00. You can check the swim schedule/location and time here.


Skating at the world’s largest rink:

Do you like skating? Then, Rideau Canal is waiting for you! Skating is free if you have your own skates. But if you don’t, then you can rent then for a very small price! You can learn more about Rideau Canal skate-way here.   


Free fitness pass:

Want to get in shape? Get 30 days free pass that would garnet you an access to:

Group fitness classes, Indoor Cycling Classes,Weight and cardio rooms, etc..

Click here to check eligibility and locations!


Yoga on Parliament Hill:

Adopt a healthy life style!  Stay active and enjoy the sunshine all summer long! Every Wednesday noon, from May 9th until August 20th, lulu-lemons offer free yoga classes at parliament hill! Don`t forget to bring a mat and a bottle of water! You can register for the next yoga class here!


Salsa at City Hall:

Every Wednesday night at 18:00, from July 6th- August 31st


Dow’s Lake Pavilion:

Go canoeing/kayaking at Dow’s Lake! The prices range from $15-$25/h! Bring a friend and split the bill!


Free French Classes:

Do you want to learn how to speak French? Ottawa Public Library offers free French classes for different levels! There is no registration required!  Check it out here!

Things to Remember 

All movies are 50% off on Tuesdays 

Don’t forger about the museums!  

Free Admission to:

Canadian Museum of Nature & National Gallery of Canada: every Thursday from 17:00 till 20:00

Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum & Canadian Aviation and Space Museum:  every day from 16:00 till 17:00

Canadian Museum of History: every Thursday from 16:00 till 20:00


Like to laugh and have a good time? Visit Yuk Yuks comedy club!
The price range from $5-$20. The price depends on comedian and on the day of a week. You can check the schedule and  the price here.