Get Fit and Have Fun: Exciting Outdoor Fun Keep You Active

Get Fit and Have Fun: Exciting Outdoor Fun Keep You Active

Embrace the Warmth: Easy and Fun Outdoor Activities in Ottawa

Hey Ottawa friends! The warmer weather is finally here, and it's time to shake off the winter blues and step outside. Whether you're a long-time local or new to the city, there are so many easy and enjoyable ways to soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Here are some of the best Ottawa-friendly activities to get you moving and grooving this season!

 

Explore the Rideau Canal 

Who says the canal is only for winter skating? Grab your sneakers or your bike and hit the Rideau Canal pathways. It’s a beautiful spot for a leisurely walk or an energizing ride. Plus, there are plenty of benches along the way for a quick break or a scenic picnic.

 

Picnic at Major’s Hill Park 

Speaking of picnics, Major’s Hill Park is a gem in the heart of the city. Pack a basket with your favourite snacks, a cozy blanket, and maybe a frisbee or a good book. The views of Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River make it a perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Discover Gatineau Park 

Okay, this one's just a short drive from downtown Ottawa, but it's worth it! Gatineau Park is a nature lover's paradise with hiking trails for all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for a gentle walk or a challenging hike, the park has it all. Don’t forget your camera – the scenery is stunning!

Take a Ride on the O-Train to Mooney’s Bay 

Hop on the O-Train and head to Mooney’s Bay. It’s a fantastic beach park with plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming, or playing beach volleyball. There's also a great playground for kids and lots of picnic spots.

Paddle the Ottawa River 

If you’re up for a bit of adventure, rent a kayak or a canoe and paddle along the Ottawa River. It’s a fantastic way to see the city from a new perspective and get a little workout in, too! There are several rental places that make it easy to get started, even for beginners.

 

Check Out Local Festivals 

Ottawa comes alive with festivals and events as the weather warms up. From music and arts to food and cultural celebrations, there’s always something happening. Keep an eye on local event listings and grab some friends to join in the fun.

 

Garden in Your Own Backyard 

If you’re looking for something relaxing and rewarding, why not try your hand at gardening? Even if you don’t have a big yard, you can start a small herb or flower garden on your balcony or in a community garden plot. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labour.

 

So, there you have it – a bunch of easy and fun ways to enjoy the warmer weather in Ottawa. Get out there, explore, and make the most of this beautiful season. Whether you're on foot, bike, or water, there's something for everyone to enjoy. See you outside!