Welcome to Ottawa

Updated: Jun 16

Welcome to Ottawa


Known for some great outdoor as well as indoor activities and plenty of national landmarks, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada and also one of the best capital cities in the world. If you have been to Washington, DC., you’ll find similarity in both the cities, courtesy to their number of government buildings. Ottawa attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world including couples and families. From the breathtaking canal to vibrant markets to plenty of historical buildings, Ottawa has everything for travelers of all ages. Whether you want to experience nature or take your kids to the museum, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Ottawa with your family. Your kids will be excited to see a number of amusement parks and museums this city has.

Check below our list of top things to see and do in Canada’s capital with your kids:

Visit Parliament Hill for a live parade

Your tour to Ottawa City is incomplete without visiting its top tourist destination; Parliament Hill. The Parliament Hill is considered as a national historic site of Canada which is visited by millions of people every year. During the summer season, the Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place every day in the morning. In the evening, a free show is held in which Canada’s history is told through lighting effects, music, and art which is reflected on the Parliament Buildings. Visit to the Parliament Hill is free but the tickets are only offered to a limited number of people who come first. Make sure to visit in time if you want to grab the tickets for free.

Enjoy the boat ride and ice skating at Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal is one of the best attractions of Ottawa which is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Canal attracts a large number of visitors in both summer and winter season. In the summer season, you can enjoy a boat ride with your kids through the canal amidst the gardens and stunning pathways on both sides. Whereas in winter, the canal becomes the busiest ice skating spot for the tourists. Visit to Rideau Canal is a must when you are in Ottawa and your kids are absolutely going to love every bit of it.