Things to Do in Ottawa in July

Things to Do in Ottawa in July: Events, and Activities happening in Ottawa during the month of July 2020.


  • In-Person Events
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Virtual events and festivals
Virtual Walk of Life
27 Jun

In your neighbourhood

June 27, 2020 To July 11, 2020

416-730 8299

Individuals $20

This is our 36th Anniversary of the Walk of Life which raises fund for Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs. This year our event is a virtual Walk of Life ...  »

Rock Dunder Hiking Trail
30 May

Rock Dunder Hiking Trail, Stanley Lash Lane, Lyndhurst

May 30, 2020 To November 15, 2020


Rock Dunder is a treasure that lies within the UNESCO Thousand Islands Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Rising 275 feet above Morton Bay, Rock Dunder provides breathtaking views of ...  »

Self-Guided Tour at Perth Museum
02 Jul

Perth Museum, 11 Gore Street East, Perth

July 2, 2020 To August 1, 2020


Book your appointment to visit Perth Museum. The Museum is open to one group with up to five people (in the same “bubble”) at a time. When ...  »

Pirate Life Ottawa
01 Jul

588 Hog's Back Road, Ottawa

July 1, 2020 To October 12, 2020


A Pirate’s Life provides interactive ‘pirate life’ theatrical experience with a boat cruise in a look-a-like pirate ship. Join the scurvy crew and live the Pirate ...  »

26 Jun

Ottawa Locks, 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa

June 26, 2020 To October 14, 2020

$4.50 to $6

Sailing on one of our shuttles, you’ll see some of our capital’s most famous landmarks – all from the vantage point of the river!  »

Wilderness Tours Rafting Tours
26 Jun

1260 Grants Settlement Rd, Foresters Falls

June 26, 2020 To September 6, 2020

$79 & up

Join for various rafting tours by Wilderness Tours. The Ottawa River is like a whitewater staircase with calm pools below the rapids allowing time to rest and ...  »

Ottawa River Tour
01 Jul

1 Canal Ln, Ottawa & 160 Rue Laurier, Gatineau

July 1, 2020 To October 12, 2020

$21.48 to $30.72

Our Ottawa River tour offers the finest views along the Ottawa River. This 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water. Departures from the ...  »

Rideau Canal Cruise
01 Jul

Ottawa Locks, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa

July 1, 2020 To October 12, 2020

$23.54 to $34.71

The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic Rideau Canal and ...  »

Ottawa City Rafting
01 Jul

Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa

July 1, 2020 To September 15, 2020


From the sweep of the river, the Ottawa looks as majestic as when Champlain viewed it four centuries ago. This trip has everything – fun, education and just ...  »

Adventure Rafting with OWL Rafting
01 Jul

40 owl lane, Foresters Falls

July 1, 2020 To September 15, 2020

$79 – $159 +charges

Experience the great Canadian river trip – this is a travel-path forged by First Nations, traversed by fur traders since the 1600’s and fostered by foresters at the ...  »

Ottawa Biplane Adventures
01 Jun

Rockcliffe Flying Club, 1495 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy, Ottawa

June 1, 2020 To November 15, 2020

$38 to $175 per person.

Enjoy the views of Parliament and downtown Ottawa from above! Travel along the picturesque Ottawa River, Strap on your aviator’s cap and goggles and get a ...  »

Water Ski in Ottawa
06 Jul

3119 Carp Rd and 334 River Rd, Ottawa

July 6, 2020 To July 31, 2020


$40.00+ per person

The Ottawa Water Ski club is open and available to all. As a club member or simply as a guest please come out and water ski with ...  »

FREE Capital City Tour
18 Jul

The National War Memorial, Wellington Street, Ottawa

July 18, 2020 To September 20, 2020


This tour is the perfect mix of the city’s main landmarks, its surprisingly seedy history, and some of the hottest spots locals love. Starting at the ...  »

Explore Ottawa Art Gallery
08 Jul

Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave, Ottawa

July 8, 2020 To September 9, 2020


Enjoy the art, 6ft or 2M apart! Ottawa Art Gallery fosters connections between artists and the diverse members of our broader community.   »

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum Tours
18 Jun

Smiths Falls Heritage House, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls

June 18, 2020 To August 30, 2020


$5.26 – $11.62

A visit to Heritage House includes a tour of 8 period rooms furnished to depict the lifestyle of the times. The Museum’s unique mirror-image facades, indoor brick ...  »

Encore Drive-In Nights: Blake Shelton - Perth
25 Jul

Port Elmsley Drive In, 333 Port Elmsley Rd, Perth

July 25, 2020

$155 per vehicle (up to 6 people)

Encore Drive-In Nights Presents Blake Shelton with Very Special Guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins, airing on July 25 at drive-in theaters across North America. The all-new, one-night-only ...  »

Midsummer [a play with (pre-recorded) songs]
29 Jul

The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa

July 29, 2020 To August 9, 2020


$15 - $60

Come enjoy a performance and a cool beverage on THe Gladstone's new socially distanced patio! Midsummer (a play with songs) is a heartwarming story about two people ...  »

Omega By Night
29 Jul

Parc Omega, Québec 323, Montebello

July 29, 2020 To October 10, 2020

$17.99 to $24.99

Experience an immersive experience of light and sound and discover the beauty of nature at night. The route in the enchanted forest will begin at dusk, in ...  »

Free Admission to Canadian Museum of History
24 Jul

Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau

July 24, 2020 To August 30, 2020


Visit Canadian Museum of History for free this summer. We look forward to welcoming you back with a variety of outdoor activities, including performances by Indigenous Experiences, ...  »

Free Admission to Canadian War Museum
23 Jul

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa

July 23, 2020 To August 23, 2020


Visit Canadian War Museum for free this summer. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including military vehicles on display and indoor guided tours of the LeBreton Gallery. ...  »

Fun Things to Do in Ottawa Area During COVID-19 Ontario Reopening Phase

Fun Things to Do in Ottawa Area During COVID-19 Ontario Reopening Phase

As Ottawa is officially in Stage 3 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around Ottawa. Please keep in mind that social distancing protocols are still in effect. Here is a list of activities to enjoy in and around Ottawa. Also, see this ...
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15 Scenic Lookouts In and Around Ottawa

15 Scenic Lookouts In and Around Ottawa

What better time of the year than the heart of summer to explore nature and enjoy the many scenic lookouts around Ottawa? This list provides 15 must-visit lookouts in and around Ottawa and Gatineau area where you can enjoy panoramic views and both hidden gems and well-known spots in the ...
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15+ Waterfalls to Visit in and Around Ottawa

15+ Waterfalls to Visit in and Around Ottawa

Ottawa is surrounded by some of Ontario’s most stunning waterfalls. Although most of the province’s famous falls are located in the south, there are still some worthwhile waterfalls to visit on a journey into nature, such as the notable Rideau Falls and the beautiful Chutes Coulonge. Rideau Falls The Rideau ...
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25 Must Visit Nature Attractions and Nature Hotspots in and Around Ottawa

25 Must Visit Nature Attractions and Nature Hotspots in and Around Ottawa

Ottawa and area features a range of natural attractions, from quaint city parks, conservation areas, wild forests, waterfalls, lookouts, and provincial parks. Whether you want to go bird watching, enjoy the lakes and beaches, take a stroll under shady canopies, or find a new adventure, this list will direct you ...
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25 of the Best Hikes in and Around Ottawa

25 of the Best Hikes in and Around Ottawa

The Ottawa Valley area is a hiking paradise where beautiful hiking trails are located just minutes away from the Ottawa city centre. Set out for a hike for some fresh air and a chance of scenery on some easy to moderate trails that will get you moving and allow you ...
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20 Family Hikes and Walks in and Around Ottawa

20 Family Hikes and Walks in and Around Ottawa

The Ottawa Valley area offers many hiking trails and walking opportunities for families to enjoy some fresh air and beautiful scenery not too far away from the Ottawa city core. These relaxed trails and green spaces are accessible for and will allow the entire family to get connected with nature ...
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25 Outdoor Adventures between Ottawa & Toronto near 401

25 Outdoor Adventures between Ottawa & Toronto near 401

Travelling between Toronto and Ottawa, and want to add a bit more excitement to your trip? Then, here are 25 adventures for your road trip between Toronto and Ottawa that is way better than pit stops at ONRoute ...
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25 Family Day Trips from Ottawa for Summer

25 Family Day Trips from Ottawa for Summer

Its summer! Schools out and the sun is shining, which means it times to fill your hot summer days creating new family memories! Escape the city life of busy Ottawa to get some special family time in the amazing areas that surround the city! Spend the day in nature, exploring ...
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25 Summer Activities and Outdoor Adventures in the Ottawa Valley

25 Outdoor Adventures in the Ottawa Valley

The Ottawa Valley is an outdoor playground for adrenaline junkies, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike. As summer sets in, the warm weather, blue skies, and the Valley’s pristine waters, rolling hills, and woodlands invite visitors and locals to surf, hike, fish, kayak, and immerse themselves in the distinct heritage ...
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Day Trip to see Orchids

See Thousands of Wild Orchids – Day Trip From Ottawa

Plan a day trip to surrounding yourself with thousands of wild stunning Orchids. Only 1 1/2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Toronto ...
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Ontario Road Trip: Discover 11 Islands on the Long Sault Parkway

Ontario Road Trip: Discover 11 Islands on the Long Sault Parkway

Set between the major cities of Kingston and Montreal is the Long Sault Parkway, a 10-kilometre long road that connects a collection of eleven islands on the St. Lawrence River. The parkway is visually beautiful and has significant history surrounding it, and a drive around the area allows you to ...
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20 Scenic Restaurant Patios For Summer in Ottawa

20 Scenic Restaurant Patios For Summer in Ottawa

As stay-at-home measures have started to relax and summer is in full storm, head out to a sunny patio in Ottawa to enjoy the beautiful weather and some amazing food and drink. This list includes patios that are now welcoming customers to drink cocktails and craft beers, and snack on ...
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30 Jul


July 30, 2020 To August 2, 2020


Virtual Festival Weekend To Include Music And Appearances By Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, Outkast, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vic Mensa, H.E.R., Kaskade, Alison ...  »

Santa's Missing Mail
17 Jul


July 17, 2020 To July 26, 2020

$9 - $11

It’s Christmas in July By All Hands Productions of Atlanta, GA When two evil bad guys decide to stop Christmas by stealing Santa’s mail, there ...  »

Holy Spirit Fire Night
15 Jul


July 15, 2020



“Holy Spirit Fire Night” Presented by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council (CCRC) of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Join us virtually on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p....  »

English Word Game Study
01 Jul


July 1, 2020 To August 31, 2020



The University of Toronto’s Multilingual Development Lab is currently running an online study that will help us develop literacy tools for Canadian communities. We’re looking ...  »

Met Opera Global Summer Camp
15 Jun


June 15, 2020 To August 7, 2020


Discover a new opera every week through hands-on activities and other fun learning prompts, watch the opera, and share their work with a global community of young ...  »

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