We can’t wait for you to visit Ottawa for Canada Celebration April 4-6! This beautiful city attracts tourists year-round, but we want you to feel right at home. Canada’s capital is full of national points of interest like the Peace Tower and Parliament Hill as well as many museums, fine restaurants, and trendy bars.
Here are a few of the sights and activities you won’t want to miss when you’re there this April.
Ottawa has unlimited cultural attractions, with museums and galleries beckoning visitors to experience the best of Canada all in one place. Whether it’s the spectacular National Gallery of Canada with world-class art on display or the internationally renowned Canadian War Museum, you’ll increase your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians, and the world. Ottawa also has a thriving local theatre scene that includes the Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa Little Theatre, The Gladstone, and La Nouvelle Scène.
Take a Ride on Rideau Canal
This historic waterway is filled with boaters from spring through fall and is the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink in winter. The Rideau Canal winds through the heart of Ottawa before connecting with the Ottawa River through a dramatic flight of locks right next to Parliament Hill. Tour the canal on foot or by boat, car, or bike.
Experience the Outdoors
Feeling extra adventurous? Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie (bungee jumping anyone?) or simply looking to take a leisurely stroll, you’ll want to take advantage of the region’s beautiful, rugged landscape. Ottawa offers scenic hiking trails that can also be used as cross-country ski routes. This capital is also a cycling enthusiast’s dream destination, with over 600 kilometers of recreational pathways intertwining parks, gardens, and national sites. While you’re out and about, don’t forget to take a photo in front of the famous OTTAWA sign located at the corner of York Street and Sussex Drive.
Shop Till You Drop
Each Ottawa neighbourhood offers a distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experience. Between the must-see ByWard Market area where you can enjoy a delish, artisanal Canadian pasty at BeaverTails, the community feel of Glebe, and the trendy Wellington West, there’s lots of local spice to soak up in Ottawa’s varied districts.
Don’t Forget to Eat!
Is all this talk of sightseeing making you hungry? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the culinary scene in Ottawa. Experience multiple venues in one outing by booking a dining tour of one of Ottawa’s greatest neighborhoods; Ottawa Tasting Tours will make all the arrangements for you. Or, take a guided gourmet food tour with C’est Bon Cooking to explore food shops, farmers markets, and restaurants. If you want a healthy and delicious meal, head to Pure Kitchen, located at 340 Elgin Street, for vegetarian and vegan dishes. All menu items are made fresh using whole, natural ingredients. The dining options are endless!
Ready to come to Ottawa, see fabulous sights, meet other Isagenix Independent Associates, and learn tips and tricks from top leaders on how to boost your business in 2019? Purchase your tickets for Canada Celebration 2019 today!