Weekend Activities and Events in Ottawa
A weekly digest of What’s On in Ottawa including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, and fun activities: Few weekday events are also listed.
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
- In-Person Events
- Outdoor Activities
- Virtual events and festivals
I. Family & Kids Activities
Safari at Home
Try out the Safari at Home activities to entertain the Little Ones.Details
Fun with OPL
Visit Zoo Animals Online
Zoos across Canada have decided to bring their inhabitants to your home. Here is a list of places where you can watch wildlife online.
Science Experiments to Do at Home with Kids
Here are a few easy fun science activities/experimentsthat are easy and super fun in addition to being educational.
Tour Egyptian Heritage Sites Virtually
Explore various heritage sites in Egypt from tombs to monasteries. Details
Tour International Space Station
Ever dreamed of going to the ISS? Tour the International Space Station virtually. Details
Canadian Museums & Museums Across the World Online
With the advent of technology and widespread availability of the internet, the world is now at your fingertips. You can travel to distant lands, tour famous museums, all from the comfort of your home.
Explore Canada From Home: From Toronto to the Arctic
Explore the World From Home: Take train trips or visit International Space Station
II. Live Music
Music Concerts to Watch Online
Watch a few of the 50+ online concerts scheduled this weekend.
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
Theatre Performances From Across the WorldWith Covid-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually. Watch Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker to Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette from the Metropolitan Opera this weekend. Details
Various, time limits for watching, varies from 24 hours to a week.
IV. Other Activities
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting introductory astronomy sessions called Homebound Astronomy to help Canadians keep learning about the sky from your own from your backyard during COVID-19.Details
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30pm to 3:30pm and Also uploaded to Youtube
Help Local Businesses
The shutdown of businesses except essential services is hurting local businesses. Check out the ways in which you can help them. Details
Clean and Donate
Now that you have plenty of time at hand, do a thorough cleaning. Pack and keep for donating as many locations may not be accepting donations currently.
See Free Movies
As Canada’s public producer and distributor, NFB’s website features award-winning movies, documentary and animated films, pioneering interactive works, and more.
We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there might be errors/Events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned Event Websites/officials.
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