7 things to do in Ottawa this weekend if you’re feeling stuck at home

Ugh another, frustrating provincial lockdown, to say the least. You might be feeling a little stuck with ideas on what you can do to get out of this pandemic blues.

Whether you want to find something fun to do at home or places to go and hang out from your home, here are seven things to do in Ottawa this weekend.

Eat Canada’s only pinsa on a heated patio

Price: 💸💸

Italian food

Address: 1323 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: Enjoy this delicious Pinsa-style pizza on a heated patio at Joe’s Italian Kitchen. They have checkered tablecloths and matching blankets for a true Italian and Canadian dining experience.


Hike on a trail with boardwalks and stone ruins

Price: Free

Address: 284, rue McNab, Arnprior, ON

Why You Must Go: The Macnamara Nature Trail is an easy hiking trail near Ottawa that is even more magical in the winter. It has a walking section, historic stone ruins, and viewpoints where you can enjoy views of the forest, swamps, and streams.


Feast on a box full of tacos

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Spanish and Latin

Address: Pickup at 224 Beechwood Avenue, Vanier, ON

Why you need to go: Soca Kitchen has a DIY taco box perfect for a party! It comes with three types of protein, tortilla shells, and a variety of toppings and sauces so you can make restaurant-level tacos at home. They also have cocktails that you can take home like the cucumber margarita.


Shop for local produce at a winter farmer’s market

Price: free to participate

When: Sundays from January 9, 2022

Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: The Ottawa Farmers’ Market Winter Market opens on Sunday January 9. Here you will find local products and preserves as well as sweets, hot dishes and crafts.


Sip a dessert liqueur at home

Price: $ 22.95 +

Address: 14 Warren Cres., Perth, ON

Why you need to go: Local Top Shelf Distillers creates classic spirits like gin and whiskey, along with wonderfully decadent dessert liqueur in flavors like peanut butter chocolate. They also have cocktail kits so you can create quality cocktails at home without guessing.


Go in pursuit of frozen waterfalls

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Price: Free

Address: 1730, chemin Sixth Line, Dunrobin, ON

Why you need to go: You can hike a 2.5 mile trail at Sheila Mckee Park to the riverside where you will find icy waterfalls along the shore during the winter.


Discover the new works of art in Vanier

Price: Free

Address: 290, rue Dupuis, Vanier, ON

Why you need to go: This new outdoor artwork called Our Relationships was just added to Vanier last month.


In Ontario, a vaccination passport is required to access certain events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

Before you go, check out our Responsible Travel Guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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