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What better place to experience Canada, than in the capital itself! Experience the vibrant urban city with shopping, sports games or brushing up on your Canadian History in one of its seven national museums. Just a hop, skip and a jump from other Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto, it is an ideal location for exploring Canadian urban life!
Ottawa's buses and light rail are some of the easiest ways to get around the city, tickets can be purchased with cash on the bus, or at all O-Train stations with credit or cash.
If you are feeling more adventurous, feel free to check out the shared e-scooters that are available April-November. These services can be accessed via apps on your smartphone, and let's be honest, is probably the funnest way to get around.
Rental cars are available at the airport for those 21 years or older with a valid driver's license, and if you prefer not to drive, ride-sharing apps and taxis are readily available.
Where are all our party people at?? If you're looking to party in Ottawa, make sure you download the app ClubZone to avoid expensive entry fees and enter on guestlists. This is also a great way to get some insight on upcoming events.
Our other trick for saving money in Ottawa is buying groceries and cooking your own meals where ever possible. On the odd time you can't cook yourself we have two ultra-not-expensive restaurants for you: Warehouse and Pub 101.
Ottawa is really warm in the summer and really cold in the winter. Be aware of what time you are traveling so you can pack your fabulous outfits accordingly.
Ottawa also has many festivals including the Winterlude in February and the Tulip Festival in May. If you are looking to attend a specific festival, or see if any are happening when you plan to go, you can find more information here.