Looking for something to do in Ottawa doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s my version of a list of quirky things to do that are both Fun and Free (or Relatively-Free). Help me ad to the list by adding your ideas in the comments section. Think Quirky & interesting.
Park at the back of the airport (along Leitrim Road near Bowesville) and watch the planes land – bring a snack and some good conversation
Take a photo tour – take your camera and just walk & capture some of the best Ottawa sights. Try STREETART (Street Art) . Share them on my facebook page.
Create yourself a Scavenger Hunt – like the ones on Meetup.com groups. Ottawa 25-40 Social is my favourite
Have a clothing swap with your friends – or visit Ottawa Swap to attend one (monthly)
Visit the Bike Dump to get a new ride
Try a dish you’ve always said you didn’t like – Haggis anyone?
Have you tried Geocaching yet? That’s is always a good time – but consider a GPS
Try a new bike path on the NCC bike paths. My friend Charles is a pro! Yeay Bike Park #OttawaBluesFest
Create a mixed tape (circa 1989) okay maybe an itunes playlist
Have a movie or TV series marathon – may I suggest Harry Potter?
Take a tour of Parliment hill
Enjoy the garden’s near the Experimental farm
Volunteer at the SPCA – become a dog walker
Take the kids to a local Splash pads – a great way to cool down
See what’s happening for free at the library – you can even check-out movies or books on CD
Do some batch cooking with a group of freinds (no need after to buy yucky pre-made frozen meals)
Go window shopping but leave all your cards and money at home
Volunteer – there are lots of great organizations to choose from & unique things to do
Check out the Ottawa’s Farmer’s Market @ Landsdown
Get on any city bus and see where it takes you
Have a game night – break out the monopoly or Crazy Birds!
Host a pot-luck with friends – check Kraft for receipt suggestions
Drive or walk through Rockcliffe Park
Not so Totally Free:
Enjoy a movie with a friend Cheap Night at the movies
Pick a receipt – research your carbon foot print and then get the items, and make it
Cozy up in the front seat and catch a movie at the drive in Gatineau or Greely
Electronik Piknic in Gatineau Park – Sundays 2-9pm
Stroll through an ethnic grocery store – T&T or St. Laurent & Belfast (pick up a few ingredients and see what kind of recipe you can come up with)
Check out a movie – Rainbow Cinema Downstairs St. Laurent Shopping Centre
Stroll through the Byward Market – get fresh produce – bread, cheese, maple syrup & have a picnic on major hill’s park
Movies in the Park – Sponsored by Royal LePage
Centertown Movies – Dundonald Park
Lunchtime Performing Arts – For the kiddies
War Museum Vehicle Demos – Aug 20th & 21st
Shakespear in the Park – Anothony & Cleopatra – Mon-Sat at 7pm
Luminiere Festival – Aug 1st to Aug 20th