Attractions in Ottawa
Experience Lac-Leamy! Located in Gatineau only minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features more than 1800 slot machines and 64 gaming tables in a smoke-free environment. Smoking lounges are available for our patrons. The Casino du Lac-Leamy features fine dining for every taste. For a true gourmet experience, visit Le baccara awarded 5 diamonds by CAA / AAA. For a delicious buffet and a fabulous selection of à la carte meals, try Banco restaurant. If you're looking for a light snack, head to Le Café. Fondue lovers will enjoy the Fondue Royale, which features dining and dancing every Friday and Saturday evening. Groups are most welcome. One of the Casino's unique features is its accessibility by boat from the Ottawa River and its free docking facilities. Le Théâtre du Casino is a state-of-the-art performance hall. More versatile than ever, Le Théâtre du Casino offers a great variety of entertainment, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, both in a theatre style (1,100 seats) and cabaret (800 seats). The venue can accommodate full-scale musical revues as well as spectacular solo performances, with matinée and evening shows to please every taste. The Casino du Lac-Leamy offers groups a large number of promotions including all of its products and services. For more information on group packages, call 1800 665-7224 or visit www.casino-du-lac-leamy.com.
Canadian History Museum
A cultural experience you won’t want to miss! Explore 1,000 years of Canadian history as you travel through life-sized townscapes and environments from across the country, and as you meet some of Canada’s most remarkable figures. Discover a traditional West Coast aboriginal village and take in the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles. The Museum also features outstanding international exhibitions and is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum and an IMAX® Theatre. May to mid-October, open daily; mid-October to April, closed Mondays.
Scotiabank Place is the Ottawa region’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Located 15 minutes west of downtown Ottawa, the 19,153-seat venue has played host to some of the world's most popular performers including Bruce Spingsteen, U2, Elton John, Shania Twain, and the best in family entertainment. It is also home to the National Hockey League Ottawa Senators, one of the NHL's most exciting teams and a perennial Stanley Cup Contender.
Saunders Farm Park
Saunders Farm Park is an award-winning 100-acre Farm attraction located in Ottawa’s countryside. You can explore the largest collection of full-sized hedge mazes in North America, cool down in the SplashPad, climb aboard a Pirate Ship and take hayride through beautifully landscaped gardens. In the month of October come and experience our famous Halloween and harvest festival. Explore 12 Mazes, original live shows, hayride adventures, parades, puppet shows, unique play structures, farm fresh foods, 15 acres of pumpkins and a gourmet Farm shop.
Amphibious Lady Dive Tours
Bilingual one hour guided tour on both land and water. Open from May 1st to mid-November, week days and week-end. Ticket kiosk located at corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets.
Lady Dive Double Decker & Trolley Tour
Climb on board our replica trolley or Double Decker buses for a 90 minutes guided tour where you will see all the major sites in the National Capital. You can also use our Hop On & Hop Off service. Available at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Street.
Sacred sounds and enticing aromas invite you to leave your stress at the door. Holtz Spa, a luxurious downtown Ottawa Day Spa offers total health and wellness with holistic treatments designed to create harmony of body, mind and spirit. The decor and ambiance provide a quiet sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate.
Holtz Spa offers a wide range of spa therapies whether for a day of pampering or to address specific medical or health related conditions. Holtz offers on-site Chiropractic, Botox, Restalyne, Intense Pulsed Light Treatments and both Advanced Skincare procedures along with luxury facial treatments. The Holtz Massage Therapy menu is the largest in Canada offering both Asian, Swedish and relaxation therapies as well as Energy Medicine and unique Signature treatments. Excellent customer service and highly trained therapists ensure the Holtz standard of excellence. In close proximity to all major Hotels and attractions, Holtz Spa is truly Ottawa’s Premier Spa destination.
Haunted Walks Inc.
Haunted Walks Inc. offers a variety of unique historical walking tours with daily departures, including our evening tours of local ghost stories and darker history by lantern-light. Also offered are historical jail tours, pub walks and private tours for groups of every description. Open year-round. Admission: $7-$15 per person.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
A great hands-on experience for visitors of all ages! Discover some of the most important scientific and technological objects in Canada. Climb aboard real locomotives, try your hand at fascinating experiments, and see for yourself how science and technology affect our everyday lives.
Canadad Aviation Museum
One of the finest aviation museums in the world, the Canada Aviation Museum is a must-see attraction. Ten minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum presents the complete story of Canada's aviation heritage from the pioneer era to the jet age. Over 130 aircraft chronicle the ancient dream of flight and the significant part played by Canadians in the development of aviation.
Housed in Ottawa's oldest stone building, the Bytown Museum traces the history of Ottawa's early years from the construction of the Rideau Canal and the rough and tumble days of Bytown, to the city's emergence as Canada's capital and beyond. In 2007, we are celebrating the Museum's 90th anniversary as well as the Rideau Canal's 175th anniversary. Join us throughout the summer season for family events, new exhibits and daily programs and guided tours.
Canada Dance Festival
June 5-12, 2010. The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is the foremost presenter of contemporary dance in Canada, internationally-acclaimed for its creativity, its outrageous beauty, and its very high quality.