kidsPlanning on touring Ottawa this summer during your vacation?

Ottawa is typically associated with colder weather, and the activities that correspond, such as ice skating, watching parades and visiting all of the decorated homes. Most people don’t know that Ottawa is actually the home to a number of thrilling summertime activities that you must participate in during your Ottawa vacation.

We are going to share with you, the top 5 most awesome things to do in Ottawa during the summer.

What to do While Touring Ottawa

1. Rumblin’ Rapids

It’s summertime, so of course a little water activity is in order! Ottawa’s Rumblin’ Rapids is the perfect way to get a rush of adrenaline, while you’re refreshed by the water. The Ottawa River is home to the absolute best white water rafting in all of North America. Whether you’re seeking out the rush, or just looking to enjoy a little light rafting, we have it all!

2. Casino du Lac-Leamy

While you’re on vacation you will want to experience the night life as well. Casnino de Lac-Leamy is the perfect hot spot for a night out on the town. Test your luck with our games and slot machines, and you might earn a little extra cash for your vacation! Casino du Lac-Leamy also hosts concerts and entertainment shows for your enjoyment.

3. Ottawa’s Gardens

Ottawa is home to many lush gardens and parks that are a prime location for relaxing and taking in the natural beauty one afternoon. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket and have a relaxing picnic outside with your friends or family.

4. Shopping Scene

During any vacation, shopping is a must. ByWard Market is arguably the most popularly known and frequented shopping areas in Ottawa. A public market, lots of restaurants to choose from, and numerous shopping stores make this a prime location for people watching, grabbing lunch, and maybe even a new pair of shoes while you’re at it.

5. Kettleman’s Bagel Co.

Speaking of popularly known places in Ottawa. You can’t leave Ottawa without experiencing Kettleman’s Bagel Company for yourself. The first thing you will notice when you walk in, is the employees preparing bagels freshly in front of you. The whole process done before your eyes. The next thing you will notice is the exceptionally great taste of all of their foods. Kettleman’s is one of Ottawa’s most loved eateries because of their traditional methods of preparing food. Stop in to kettleman’s and your vacation in Ottawa will be that much better.

With all of these 5 places in mind, your Ottawa vacation is sure to one for the books. Go wild on the Rumblin’ Rapids, test your luck at the casino, bask in the warmth of the sun in our natural gardens, shop until you drop at ByWard Market, and grab a bite to eat at Kettleman’s Bagel Co, Ottawa’s favorite catering company.