Ottawa generally is mistaken to be full of dreary government buildings and traditional restaurants but unlike the general conception, Ottawa has much to discover; your exploration could start right from the moment your cheap flights to Ottawa land you in this wondrous Canadian capital city.
If you have got bored of visiting common tourist places, Ottawa will surprise you as a fun-filled place with many off-beat things to do. We are listing here some of such off-beat things that must not be missed:
Inspire Yourself At Parliament Hill
Ottawa offers a unique opportunity to get refreshed with some healthy exercises. Hundreds of fellows come together for a free, an hour long yoga class on the beautiful green lawn right in front of the huge parliament buildings. This could be the best way to relax and fill you with positive power to enjoy your Ottawa trip to fullest. The classes are organized weekly in summers and it is recommended to check the days and time with local residents.
Experience A Twist In The Art
If normal art galleries bore you, visit the most unusual art gallery in Ottawa city – the living room of artist Brenda Gale Warner. The artist has an old wood frame home of late 1870 which was once a catholic convent. The first floor of her home houses a wonderful art space where she has displayed her amazing photographs and paintings along with other inspiring work from local Canadians and international artists. This one will change your perception towards art.
Enjoy The Annual Lawyer Play
Have you ever laughed at a lawyer or a justice? Ottawa has a deal for you if you ever wanted to do that. Local lawyers, Supreme Court justices and several Member of Parliament step up the stage for an annual Lawyer Play that is organized by Great Canadian Theatre Company to raise funds. Plus you can also enjoy a whole season of contemporary Canadian theatre performances from September to June.
Satisfy Your Fashionista Core
If you love craft works and there’s a fashionista that breathes inside you, do not miss visiting the Sister Flock Boutique at Workshop Studios & Boutique. Here you can see the stunning eclectic stocks styled by Canadian designers. You can also participate in short workshops for knitting, crocheting or sewing. Fashion fans can get inspired here for best DIY projects.
Be In The Jail
What? You did not board your cheap flights to Ottawa to be in jail! Fret not… in Ottawa, you do not need to be arrested to be in a jail. You can spend a night at the HI-Ottawa Hostel to sleep behind the bars in former Carleton County Gaol. If that does not thrill you enough, you can even go for a haunted walk in the 19th century building to know why Ottawa was once considered one of the most dangerous places in North America.
There is much more to experience in Ottawa from cold war movie watching in a vintage bunker to enjoying the most happening Karaoke Fest in Chinatown. Above off-beat things will certainly push you enough to book your cheap flights to Ottawa right now and enjoy a fun filled family holiday.