Sightseeing in Cornwall

Up to 60% Off Zoo Day or Overnight Safari at Papanack Park Zoo

Papanack Park Zoo

Papanack Park Zoo

C$17.50 C$8

Guests can feed the animals in their new walk-in petting zoo, or watch some of the feeding shows throughout the day

Canadian Museum of Nature – Up to 34% Off Admission

Canadian Museum of Nature

Centretown - Downtown

C$35 C$23

Admission to acclaimed museum includes entry to special exhibit examining organisms that glow

50% Off Time-Travel Walking Tour

Haunted Walk

Ottawa

C$37.86 C$19

(130)

A steampunk tour guide leads families and friends on an interactive adventure through time along the streets of Ottawa

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo – Up to 45% Off Admission

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo

Ottawa

C$28.25 C$16

Scorpions, alligators, and other exotic species fill a reptile zoo that features interactive attractions

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

(103)

One-hour sunrise and sunset flights rise to 1,000 feet, capturing pastoral vistas and ending with champagne toasts

C$7 for Travel and Vacation Show for Two

Player Expositions Inc

Ottawa Convention Centre

C$20 C$7

More than 50 countries expound on their cultures and tourism with more than 190 exhibits, vendors, resorts, cooking demos, and sculptures

Capital Cruises – Up to 41% Off

Capital Cruises

Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau (Hull Sector)

C$22 C$13

(13)

Sightseeing boat shows off vistas of Parliament buildings and Rideau Falls; savour drinks during sunset and Rock the River cocktail cruises

Up to 43% Off Wine-Tasting Bike Tour

Vermont Farm Tours

Champlain Islands

$70 $39.99

Cyclists visit farms, art studios, food venues, and vineyards, on a leisurely self-guided 10- or 25-mile bike tour of the Champlain Islands

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Little Ray's Reptile Zoo is a grand hotel for cold-blooded critters overseen by animal enthusiasts Paul "Little Ray" Goulet and his wife Sheri Goulet. At their new location in Hamilton, they host one of the largest sanctuaries in Ontario for unwanted reptiles. Meanwhile, the renovated Ottawa location features 25 permanent exhibits, a nature centre, and a hands-on room. Born from the joy Little Ray experienced sharing his personal collection of reptiles with school children, the zoo now encompasses a variety of exhibits and daily feeding demonstrations showcasing more than 150 animals. The expert staff—which has trained keepers at other animal facilities on proper husbandry and correct presentation—safely introduces visitors to the animals which include giant snakes, tarantulas, and more. The zoo is open daily for corporate groups, birthday parties, and everyday animal lovers to tour the reptile environs and educational displays. The reptile zoo hosts large private-party and function rooms and a jungle spa where pythons receive hydrating wraps to combat scaly skin.

5305 Bank St
Gloucester,
ON
CA

As the leaves began to slip into their autumnal shades in September of 1988, Ottawa’s artists won a years-long battle to secure their city a municipal art gallery of its very own. Built with the hopes of showcasing the unique energy and voices of the local artistic scene, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) has, in the two decades since its founding, upheld its advocacy and celebration of municipal talent with an ever-changing roster of exhibits. An ongoing lineup of interactive programs and events cultivates a community of art lovers and sparks cultural discussions. Meanwhile, kids' art camps bolster the creativity of local youngsters and the egos of any cryogenically defrosted Monets in attendance. The OAG also houses the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, a compendium of upward of 1,600 homegrown masterpieces from the modern period featuring celebrated artists including Emily Carr, Jack Shadbolt, and Paul-Émile Borduas.

2 Daly Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.

1 Stafford Rd S
Nepean,
ON
CA

DNA 11 is the leading producer of DNA portraits, a truly personalized form of art based on each patron's unique genetic makeup. The process begins with you choosing your style, color, or additional options for your custom work of art. Additional options such as a duplicate DNA mini portrait ($99), a high-resolution digital download ($50), or the addition of your signature ($50) cost extra. After checkout, you'll wait a few days for a DNA-collection kit and instructions to arrive at your address so you can provide a small genetic sample (painlessly taken with a sterilized cheek swab included in the conveniently mailed kit). When you ship the DNA sample back in a pre-addressed envelope from the kit, an authentic DNA image will be generated in a genetic lab. After the DNA is captured for a perfect, raw digital image, the sample is destroyed.

6 Hamilton Ave N
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Framing for more than 45 years, Koyman's skilled custom framing team wraps flat valuables such as limited edition prints, photos, diplomas, and memorabilia in high-quality frames. Photo protectors can outfit 8'x10' ($60+), 11"x14" ($95+), and 16"x20" ($110+) family portraits in a basic frame, or guard cherished grass clippings behind an upgraded frame with nonglare glass ($77+). For premium frames ($119+), carefully constructed matting weaves around awards and watercolour paintings as it inflates the outer edge to dimensions up to 22"x26". Expert art consultants stand by at the ready to make suggestions on the best ways to reframe existing artwork damaged from continued use as a frisbee.

1771 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The Mud Oven gives amateur artisans the chance to design and paint their own ceramic pieces, with an array of mugs ($19–$25), plates ($18–$32), individual-serving-sized bowls ($18–$26), mixing bowls ($28–$62), and more. Begin your ceramics-styling journey by choosing one of The Mud Oven's earthenware offerings, and then sit down to design and paint the piece. If you're at a loss for inspiration, the studio's staff of pottery whisperers is happy to translate the clay-based concoction's unspoken desires into the realms of colour and form. Go-getter businesspersons may wish to express appreciation for an eventual raise by painting a wine goblet for their CEO, while recently returned-from-orbit astronauts can log their dialogues with the stars on the surface of a salad plate. Once guests have designed and painted their pottery, The Mud Oven staff will glaze and fire it in the studio's onsite kiln, allowing patrons to return for their finished pieces in five days. Rush orders can be met for additional costs.

1065 Bank St
Ottawa,
ON
CA