What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, March 17. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time and reference Ottawa Public Health and the Government of Ontario for the latest public health advisories and restrictions.

  • Cheer on the Ottawa Senators as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers this Friday, March 18 at the Canadian Tire Centre!
  • This Friday, March 18 the Rossini A Quattro performs at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, presented by Ottawa Chamberfest.
  • Film lovers have their pick this weekend with the International Film Festival of Ottawa, presented at various cinemas and online, as well as the Northern Film Festival, presented FREE on the Kipnes Lantern at the National Arts Centre and online, both until Sunday, March 20.
  • Catch special Ottawa 67’s Staycation-themed hockey games at TD Place Arena this Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20!
  • Cundell Stables offers a horse-drawn wagon tour until Sunday, March 20 in the ByWard Market neighbourhood. Book seats in advance or show up for first-come, first-served seats… both are FREE!
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ottawa at any one of the region’s fantastic Irish pubs, or at a fun event like the St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Rideau Carleton Casino on Thursday, March 17.
  • This weekend at Lansdowne, shop for one-of-a-kind finds at 613flea on Saturday, March 19 and for produce and local products at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Sunday, March 20.
  • The Bytown Museum presents another Bytown Lecture Series, this one on the topic of The Somali Community in Ottawa. Tune in this Wednesday, March 23 for FREE!
  • The City of Ottawa offers free parking in 6 select lots in the downtown area until March 31, as well as free service until March 26 on the Confederation Line of the LRT and select bus routes that travel to or through downtown. FREE!
  • It’s maple season in Ottawa! Check out some of the ways and places you can enjoy maple syrup fun in the Ottawa region, from delicious snacks to walking trails, sugar bushes and more.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism