Canoeing and kayaking are popular summer pastimes in eastern Ontario. But although there are many rivers and lakes in the Ottawa region, people don't actually have to leave Ottawa to get on the water. Fans of the great outdoors can feed their paddling passion on Dow's Lake and the Rideau Canal.
A New Way to Visit Parliament Begins January 2019. After Centre Block closes for rehabilitation, guided tours of the Senate and House of Commons will continue at the Government Conference Centre and West Block buildings respectively. Visitors may reserve tickets online and learn more about the new tour options starting in fall 2018.
Arguably the city’s number one tourist attraction, historical ByWard Market offers an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs. Reconciling contrasts such as secluded courtyards and bustling streets, a local farmers' market and artisans’ stands, the market is the city's leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Parliament Hill Until August 29, 2018 (Wednesdays, weather permitting) Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario Visit Website Join Lululemon on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon for a free yoga session on the lawn in front of Parliament. Bring your own mat and water!