11 fun things to do near Ottawa that you can finally do again


If you’re in the mood for adventure, we’ve got you covered. There are so many fun things to do near Ottawa that you will want to try it out for yourself.

Now that Ontario’s border restrictions are over, you can finally treat yourself to a day of relaxation at the Nordic Spa-Nature or try to get out of an epic water maze.

So instead of spending another boring weekend at home, why not try one of these fantastic adventures below?

See a waterfall

Price: $ 7 per person

Address: 200 Chemin Malo # 168, Plaisance, QC

Why you must go: Following the short one kilometer trail you will reach the breathtaking Pleasure Falls.


Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa

Price: $ 83 per person

Address: 16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, QC

Why you must go: North America’s largest spa is only a short drive away. You can easily spend the whole day at the Nordik Spa-Nature by alternating between the 10 outdoor baths and the nine saunas.


Get lost in an aquatic maze

Price: $ 40 for a canoe for two people

Address: 52 Chemin des Sources, Wakefield, QC

Why you need to go: You can paddle through Eco-Odyssee, a 6-kilometer water maze with 64 intersections where you’ll need to decide which direction to go.


Hike to a lake

Price: Free

Address: Promenade de la Gatineau, Gatineau, QC

Why you need to go: If you’re craving some fresh air, it’s time to head to Gatineau Park. Here you can follow the loop trail that will take you around Pink Lake.


See cute Canadian animals

Price: $ 30.44 + per person

Address: 99 QC-323, Montebello, QC

Why You Must Go: You can drive through Omega Park and see deer, bison, elk, foxes, and wolves without leaving your vehicle.


Zipline and explore a course in the trees

Price: $ 42 + per person

Address: 255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts, QC

Why you must go: You will have a great time at the Arbraska Laflèche tree course, where you will cross suspension bridges, climbing nets and ziplines.


Find ruins

Price: Free entry (paid parking)

Address: chemin MacKenzie King, Chelsea, QC

Why You Must Go: At Mackenzie King Estate, you can tour the lush gardens teeming with colorful flowers, then follow the walking trail to spectacular ruins.


Cool off with ice cream

Price: $ 4.40 +

Address: 14 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC

Why you need to go: La Cigale is an adorable ice cream shop with around 70 flavors on its rotating menu, so there’s always something new to try.


Say hello to friendly alpacas

Price: $ 5 per person

Address: 1594, route 105, Chelsea, QC

Why you need to go: You can book a guided tour of Alpacas Chelsea to visit their fluffy alpacas.


Try to get a hole in one

Price: $ 13.25 per person

Address: 11 chemin Notch, Chelsea, QC

Why you need to go: You can spend the afternoon at Dunn-D Mini Golf, an 18-hole course with a mini waterfall.


Explore Wakefield

Price: Free

Address: Wakefield, QC

Why you need to go: It’s a lovely little town where you can stroll along the water’s edge and enjoy a meal on the patio. While you’re here you’ll also want to see the eye-catching covered bridge.


Before you go, check out our Responsible Travel Guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.


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