Where is summer?

By: Millcraft
- Published on: May 25 2015

We're all asking ourselves the same question. Everyone in Ottawa can't help but feel slightly betrayed by Mother Nature's teasing. If you're like us, you're already focused on your summer plans. Looking to beat your gloomy-weather-blues? Look no further, we've rounded up the top things to do in Ottawa this summer.

Monster Spectacular

The Monster Spectacular car show will roll into Ottawa on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m.

The show will feature some of the biggest monster trucks around the world as they roar the roof off of Canadian Tire Centre.  Tickets start at $16.50 for kids, and $22 for adults.


For a Cause

Join Ottawa's children as they present the Lemonade Standemonium to fight cancer. On June 6th, neighbourhood children will be manning their own personal lemonade stands across the city. Consider stopping by to support the children and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.


Dragon Boat

Tim Horton's Dragon Boat festival kicks off June 25th. With free admission, it's hard to say no to this outdoor experience. Free concerts and race watching are coupled with fun activities that are sure to excite the whole family.


Canada Day

Don't miss Ottawa's biggest party of the year! Joins tens of thousands in the streets of downtown to say happy birthday to Canada! Festivities include food, concerts and fireworks.


Music and Concerts

Shania Twain and Ed Sheeran are coming to town in June! Look out for more headliners like Taylor Swift over the summer and ramp up for RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. This multi week event has been a favourite years. Between July 8th-19th, your favourite A-list stars take over Canada's capital. Visit the RBC Bluesfest website for festival passes and special offers.


Hit the Stage

Check out what's on at the National Arts Centre, only a 20 minute bus ride from your apartment! From the stage to the orchestra pit, there's always culture and comfort at Ottawa's NAC.

Stay tuned on our website and Facebook page for more summer suggestions and tips for Ottawa living!