The start of the new season is just days away, meaning it’s time to trade your winter gear for more spring-appropriate clothing and make your way outdoors.

There are plenty of fun activities and places to discover in Ottawa year-round, spring being no exception. The green grass peeking through melted snow is enough to put everyone in a cheerful mood and have them looking forward to spending hours by the lake or sipping colourful drinks on patios.

With nearly all covid restrictions lifted, there’s no better time to go out and explore the city in its springtime glow.

Visit Parliament Hill

Whether you’re interested in learning more about Canadian history or simply want to admire the beautiful ancient architecture, Parliament Hill is a must-see attraction in the heart of Ottawa.

The grounds are much more than artfully designed government buildings. Statues, great views, and other significant points of interest can be found as you wander around.

Grab a bite to eat from one of many restaurants in the area or get some take-out and have a picnic on the luscious green grass facing the peace tower.

Explore the Byward Market

Hungry? In search of cute souvenirs? The Byward Market has anything and everything you’re looking for.

From boutique shops and artisan crafts to local restaurants and lively clubs, you can spend the entire day exploring the market and experiencing the downtown nightlife. No matter your dietary needs or preferences there are countless options to choose from.

Check out the National Gallery of Canada

When walking through downtown, you may have noticed a giant metal statue of a spider standing in front of a glass building.

Located near the Rideau River and Byward Market, the dazzling glass building is home to amazing art pieces created by Canadian and international artists that have been carefully collected over decades.

An inner courtyard and cafe are located onsite for you to take a break and relax before heading to your next destination.

Take a Cycling Tour Around Ottawa

With nearly 800 kilometres of multi-use pathways around the Ottawa region, you can go practically anywhere with a bike.

Rent a bike or join a guided tour to explore some of the city’s most scenic places and attractions. You’ll be able to bike alongside the canal and through backroads of charming neighbourhoods, showing you the best Ottawa has to offer in a short period of time.

Looking For an Apartment in Ottawa?

With the snow melting and the sun shining high above, spring has finally reached Canada’s capital.

The weather can greatly impact the success of your move, as you don’t want to be lifting boxes in the heat of summer or on wintery cold days. Not to mention, you’ll be all settled to relax and enjoy the wonderful summer months.

Get in touch with Ottawa Apartments to learn more about our available apartments. We work hard to maintain our reputation for providing unbeatable value, safety, and cleanliness in the city’s more sought-after locations.