Things to do in OTTAWA with kids

Ottawa - a beautiful city in Ontario that happens to be the capital of the entire country! It must be pretty special! 

Ottawa is a special city that also happens to be filled with plenty of fun things to do with kids - and we mean FILLED!   Kids will always learn something new at the many museums in this vibrant city, from the Canada Aviation Museum, to the Canadian War Museum, right through to dinosaurs at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  

Fascinating tours? You got it! Places like the Royal Canadian Mint take kids on a journey through a fascinating facility.  Fun parks? No problem! Midway Family Fun Park has tons of fun adventures to be had with kids! 

Love creepy crawlies? Then Little Rays Reptile Zoo might be for you! If you prefer getting active, then places like the very family friendly Fun Junction, and the speedy Top Karting will do just the trick!

Amazing things to do with kids of all ages - welcome to the nation’s capital!

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  • Bytown Museum

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    Ottawa

    Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa.

  • Gallery 101

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    Ottawa

    We are a non-profit artist-run centre, dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media art. Each year, we present a stimulating array of solo and curated group ...

  • Canadian Museum of Nature

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    (1 miles) Ottawa

    See hundreds of dinosaur specimens, including complete skeletons and dramatic life-sized recreations, in the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery. Our Mammal Gallery is truly breathtaking with its ...

  • National Gallery of Canada

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    (1 miles) Ottawa

    Art fun in Ontario with the world’s largest Canadian art collection! Follow a tour, explore the gallery, or get creative yourself!

  • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

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    (1 miles) Ottawa

    Founded in 1985, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography collects photographs and produces major exhibitions and award-winning publications. Since 1992 it has become a cultural destination ...

  • Royal Canadian Mint

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    (1 miles) Ottawa

    Visit the headquarters of where that Canadian currency is created, as well as commemorative coins.

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization

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    (1 miles) Gatineau

    Kids will love this exciting world of hands-on discovery, located within the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Museum also offers family programs, special events and performances.

  • Canadian War Museum

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    (1 miles) Ottawa

    Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped ...

  • Dows Lake Pavilion

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    (2 miles) Ottawa

    Dows Lake Pavilion is a year-round recreational centre on the Rideau Canal. In summer, they offer bikes, in-line skates, pedal boats, canoes and kayaks for rent. In the winter, the Rideau Canal ...

  • Billings Estate National Historic Site

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    (2 miles) Ottawa

    Billings Estate National Historic Site's trained interpreters will guide you through the epic story, spanning four generations, of one of Ottawa's founding families and the evolution of the ...

  • Fun Junction

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    Fun Junction is Ottawa's newest fun centre. This 13,000 sq. ft. facility offers rock climbing, a state-of-the-art lazertag system, a glow in the dark 9-hole mini putt course and a motion simulator ...

  • Canada Agricultural Museum

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    The Canada Agriculture Museum is living proof of the "Green Capital". In fact, Ottawa is the only world Capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada's unique agricultural heritage is featured ...

  • Midway Family Fun Park

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    Enjoy the LARGEST indoor family entertainment center in Eastern Ontario, with over 50,000 square feet of FUN!

  • Top Karting

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    (3 miles) Gatineau

    This is the fastest go-karting proprietor in the Ottawa area and a very fun track to race. The go-karts are for 1 person only and travel up to ~35 km/h.

  • Canada Aviation Museum

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    The Museum houses one of the world's finest aeronautical collection. Aircraft are clustered in islands each representing a key period in aviation history from the pioneer era to the jet age.

  • Canada Science and Technology Museum

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    Discover some of the most important scientific objects in Canada. Climb aboard real trains, try your hand at fascinating experiments, and see for yourself how science and technology affect our ...

  • Cosmic Adventures

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    (3 miles) Ottawa

    Kids need space and Cosmic Adventures has plenty more of it! Our newly expanded space encourages kids to crawl, bounce, swing and slide through our multi-level softplay structure which feature ball ...

  • Canadian Ski Museum

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    (4 miles) Ottawa

    Canadian Ski Museum (CSMus) is the history of skiing in Canada. It is a record of people, their stories, activities, achievements and a wealth of fascinating artifacts.

  • Gatineau Park

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    (8 miles) Chelsea

    Amazing nature and outdoor adventures in this Quebec Conservation Park! With wildlife, great activities, and great family fun all year round!

  • Complexe recreatif Amigo

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    (9 miles) Gatineau

    The exciting 1.1-km (0.68-m.) lit track will delight families and thrill-seekers alike. Single and double go-karts, as well as high-performance karts, will satisfy the most demanding enthusiast. ...

  • Camp Fortune

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    (10 miles) Chelsea

    Walk across the Gatineau Hills tree tops instead of through them. Climb on monkey bridges. Walk across rope bridges, suspended walkways and net gangways. Finish your high-altitude journey with the ...

  • Little Rays Reptile Zoo

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    (11 miles) Ottawa

    Ottawa's only Reptile Zoo and Insectarium with over 80 displays, housing more than 250 animals. Little Ray's allows you to get up close and personal with the animals. The emphasis is hands-on ...

  • Valleyview Little Animal Farm

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    (12 miles) Nepean

    Farm Animals and Birds, Duck Pond, Creative Farm Play Yards, Gift Shop. Ride the mini-train, 'The Funny Farm Express'. Puppet Shows on weekends,and daily in July and August. Farm Museum open on ...

  • Valley View Little Animal Farm

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    (13 miles) Nepean

    Producing farm open to the public with special family activities for learning about farms and animals.

  • Station Mont Cascades

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    (14 miles) Cantley

    Mont Cascades Resort Waterpark offers great, clean family fun all summer long. World-class water rides, water play areas and full food and beverage services make Mont Cascades Resort Waterpark a ...

  • Aventure Lafleche

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    (16 miles) Val-des-Monts

    Aerial parks, a huge cave, hiking trails, snowshoeing, extreme zip lines, just a few great reasons to visit Laflèche Adventure

  • Goulbourn Museum

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    (17 miles) Stittsville

    Exhibits chronicle 19th and 20th Century rural township life, with particular emphasis on the 100th Regiment of Foot, Goulbourn’s soldier-settlers. A Children’s Centre allows young visitors to ...

  • Saunders Farm

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    (17 miles) Munster

    Explore 10 hedge Mazes, tree forts, play areas, gardens, picnic areas and wagon rides on a 100-acre farm. Cool off and get wet in their water spray attraction. Also open for a Spooktacular time in ...

  • Edelweiss Valley

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    (17 miles) Wakefield

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 7 green runs and 9 blue, plus snow park and lift serviced tubing hill.

  • Eco Odyssee

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    (18 miles) La Peche

    Located on an enchanting site, Eco-Odyssée is a water maze that comprises an estimated 60 intersections spread out over more than 6km. Choose the adventure that suits you and enjoy the splendor of ...

  • Diefenbunker Canadas Cold War Museum

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    (19 miles) Carp

    Built to protect the government from nuclear attack, this once-secret bunker is now a museum and National Historic Site of Canada.

  • Calypso Park

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    (24 miles) Limoges

    Over 35 slides, rides and wet play options, 100 water games, challenge courses, wave pool and so much more, suitable for all ages!

  • Pinto Valley Ranch

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    (28 miles) Fitzroy Harbour

    Regardless of the season, there is always fun and adventure at our third generation family owned and operated ranch. Horse back riding, pony rides and petting zoo...there is something for all ages.

  • Papanack Zoo

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    (30 miles) Wendover

    A day near Ottawa filled with exotic and beautiful wildlife, at this family friendly zoo in Canada!

  • Mill of Kintail Conservation Area

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    (30 miles) Mississippi Mills

    This family-oriented destination, home to the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum, is 154-acres of field and forest along the Indian River in Mississippi Mills. Explore this natural treasure year-round ...