The Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill has been replaced this year with Canada on March. It run daily (weather permitting) at 10am between June 28th and August 25th 2023 and is always a great hit with kids in the summer. While downtown, take a visit of Parliament Hill.
Spend an evening at the Sound & Light Show on Parliament Hillthat takes you on a journey through our national history. Shows are bilingual and are held at 10 pm in July, 9:30 pm in August and 9 pm in September and FREE.
On a hot and humid day, cool off at either one of the 2 waterparks in the Ottawa area Calypso and Mont Cascades.
Pirate Adventures: Aboard a pirate ship at Mooney’s Bay for an unforgettable adventure with sword fights, water cannons, costumes, face paintings and much more…It is strongly recommended to make reservation ahead of time at 613-859-5199.
Visit a zoo or a petting zoo: there are several zoos in the Ottawa area that kids we love.
Papanack Zoo is located near Wendover, Ontario approximately 30 minutes from Ottawa. It has zebras, monkeys, lions, tigers, bears and many more. It also offers safaris, camps and parties.
Valley View Little Animal Farm is located in Nepean, Ontario. It has a little animal barn with rabbits, chicks and goats that young children will love. It also has puppets shows, a play area and train rides.
Omega Park is a park located North of Montebello. The 12 km long drive-through trail allows visitors to see bears, wolves and mooses.
Take a drive to Wakefield, Quebec to the Eco-Odyssée where you can either rent a paddle boat and navigate a 6 km long water maze or go on the walking maze to discover different animal species and plants. If you are lucky, you might even be able to catch a glimpse of a beaver while on the water maze.
Take a boat cruise on the Rideau canal or the Ottawa river. There are many different companies that offer different packages at different costs :