along the Ottawa River (see #36).|
(You can add your recommendations in the comments below.
1. Go see [ Mosaika ](http://www.ottawastart.com/story/16950.php) and/or do [ yoga ](http://ottawastart.com/awesome-ottawa-yoga-on-parliament-hill/) on Parliament Hill. 2. Ride your bike on a parkway during [ Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays ](http://ottawastart.com/story/16949.php) . 3. Have another beer on [ another patio ](http://foodieprints.com/search/?q=patio) . 4. Buy fresh food at a local [ farmers' market ](http://ottawastart.com/food-markets.php) . 5. Visit a [ local winery ](http://agritourismguide.ca/2010/10/15/wineries-in-the-ottawa-region/) or [ brewery ](http://www.yelp.ca/search?cflt=breweries&find_loc=Ottawa%2C+ON) . 6. Take a road trip to Almonte or Merrickville or Perth or Wakefield or even Cornwall. 7. Listen to some music at an [ outdoor music festival ](http://ottawastart.com/festivals.php) . 8. Go to an [ electronic music festival ](http://piknicelectronikgatineau.com/) . 9. Watch some theatre in a park from [ A Company of Fools ](http://fools.ca/) or [ Odyssey Theatre ](http://www.odysseytheatre.ca/) . 10. [ Go to the fair. ](http://ottawastart.com/fairs.php) 11. [ Skateboard. ](http://ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/park_facility/parks/skateboarding/) 12. Go [ ghost hunting ](http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/regions/indexeast.html) or take a [ haunted walk ](http://www.hauntedwalk.com/) . 13. Go see Van Gogh Up Close at the [ National Gallery ](http://www.gallery.ca/vangogh/) . 14. Walk around and [ admire Ottawa's street art ](http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/sites/default/files/pubs/12017_streetsmart.pdf) . 15. Sample some [ street food ](http://twitter.com/StreetFoodOTT/) . 16. Play in the sand at the temporary [ Rideau Canal Beach ](http://ottawastart.com/story/17127.php) . 17. Build a sand castle at [ a real beach ](http://ottawastart.com/swimming.php) or [ swim in an outdoor pool ](http://ottawastart.com/swimming.php) . 18. [ Explore a cave. ](http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/) 19. Take a photo of a gorgeous [ sunset ](http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ottawa+sunset) . 20. Go to a [ drive-in movie ](http://ottawastart.com/movies.php) . There's one in Gatineau and one near Perth. 21. Go to an outdoor movie like [ Centretown Movies ](http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CHIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.csit.carleton.ca%2F~arya%2Fcm%2F&ei=RVUoUP_pJ4iG6QHGyIHgBw&usg=AFQjCNGJZlbLRYyV4z47IQceWx33lJI60w) or a [ movie on the beach ](http://www.majic100.fm/contests/default.asp) . 22. Check out Saturday night reggae at [ Westboro Beach ](http://ottawastart.com/search-results2.php?cx=partner-pub-8100917805948189%3A4985262184&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=%22westboro+beach%22&sa=search+entire+web) . 23. Go see Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition at the [ Museum of Science and Technology ](http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2012-sex-a-tell-all-exhibition.cfm) . 24. Walk through the grounds at [ Rideau Hall ](http://www.gg.ca/) . 25. [ Rent a paddleboat at Dow's Lake. ](http://www.dowslake.com/) 26. Play [ mini-golf. ](http://ottawastart.com/golf.php) 27. Take your dog for a run at [ Lemieux Island ](http://ottawastart.com/search-results2.php?cx=partner-pub-8100917805948189%3A4985262184&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=lemieux+island&sa=search+entire+web) . 28. Take a hike in the [ Greenbelt ](http://ottawastart.com/greenbelt.php) . 29. Go to a [ water park ](http://ottawastart.com/swimming.php) . Calypso or Mont Cascades. 30. Check out World Press Photo at the [ War Museum ](http://www.warmuseum.ca/event/2012-world-press-photo) . 31. See some [ fireworks ](http://ottawastart.com/fireworks.php) at Lac Leamy. 32. Go to a [ beach ](http://ottawastart.com/swimming.php) in the Gatineaus. 33. [ Bike down that really steep hill behind Major's Hill Park. ](http://www.quietfish.com/notebook/?p=12447) 34. See the whales at the [ Museum of Nature ](http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/our-exhibitions/whales-tohora) . 35. Invite your neighbours over for a bbq. 36. Go see the [ rock sculptures ](http://ottawastart.com/story/17498.php) along the Ottawa River. 37. Visit the [ Wild Bird Care Centre ](http://www.wildbirdcarecentre.org/) . 38. Learn how they wash the cows at the [ Agriculture Museum ](http://www.agriculture.technomuses.ca/) . 39. Ride on [ a pirate ship at Mooney's Bay ](http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CEgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pirateadventures.ca%2F&ei=iVYoUJ-mGabr6QGP7IHIDw&usg=AFQjCNFxrD7HvG3mRr9Ta2EvSkdTStH6jw) . 40. Watch the [ hot air balloons over Gatineau ](http://www.montgolfieresgatineau.com/) .
_ (Updated from last year .) _
** See also: ** Ottawa Tourism Guide
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