Activities in Ottawa

$141 for Paintball Package with Paintballs, Masks, and Markers for 12 at Karters' Korner ($300 Value)

Karters' Korner

Stittsville - Richmond

Players don protective masks and uniforms as they exchange colorful crossfire across snowy fields with an array of buildings and bunkers

C$300 C$149

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$179 for 30-Minute Ferrari Experience with Test Drive from Ottawa ECR Inc. ($299 Value) 

Ottawa ECR Inc.

Ottawa

Experience driving a red 400hp Ferrari 360 Spider F1, on a city circuit that includes insurance and gas

C$299 C$179

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

C$129 C$64

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10 or 20 Beginners' Capoeira Martial-Arts Classes at Grupo de Capoeira Dendê do Recife (Up to 88% Off)

Grupo de Capoeira Dendê do Recife

Lower Town

An experienced instructor teaches beginners the basics of capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that blends combat, dance, and acrobatics

C$120 C$18

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Punch Card for Five Skate Sharpenings or 60-Minute Skate Rentals at Cyco's (Up to 54% Off)

Cyco's

Ottawa

Cycling, inline skating, and ice-skating shop located along Rideau Canal sharpens and rents skates

C$30 C$14

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$35 for Three Games of Five-Pin Bowling for Four Plus Shoe Rental at Walkley Bowl ($72 Value)

Walkley Bowling Centre

Ottawa

Five-pin bowling centre hosts 30 lanes with computerized scoring systems and cosmic lighting

C$72 C$35

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four to The Ottawa Home & Design Show on September 26–28 (Up to 49% Off)

Caneast Shows, Inc

EY Centre

Weekend consumer show highlights design products, experts, and more than 200 exhibits to fuel renovation, decor, and design ideas

C$24 C$13

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$20 for Weekend Pass for Two to Ottawa Tea Festival on December 6th-7th (Up to $50 Value)

Ottawa Tea Festival

Library & Archives Canada Building

Speakers at the international festival discuss the world of teas; dance troupes, bands, and tea experts demonstrate their craft

C$50 C$20

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Canadian Tire Centre

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

C$54.29 C$33

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30-Minute Open Jump for Two or Big Bounce Party for Up to 10 at Xtreme Trampoline Park (Up to 61% Off)

Xtreme Trampoline Park

Ottawa

Open jump lets duos frolick in bouncy paradise; parties invite up to 10 to jump to their hearts’ content, fueling fun with pizza and drinks

C$28 C$11

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One, Two, or Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Galaxie Bowling (Up to 42% Off)

Galaxie Bowling

Gatineau

Twelve 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes for players to engage in rounds of regular bowling or play on Rock ‘n’ Bowl evenings

C$47 C$30

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One-Year Individual or Family Museum Pass to Ottawas Community Museums (Up to 47% Off)

Ottawa Museum Network

Ottawa - area

Unlimited admission to 11 community museums, as well as discounts on select programs, early notice for special events, & monthly update

C$50 C$28

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24-Hour or Full-Weekend Offsite Laser-Tag Equipment Rental for 6, 10, 14, or 18 from Marked Paintball (Up to 58% Off)

Marked Paintball

Carleton Place

All equipment needed for offsite laser-tag parties for parties of 6 to 18

C$270 C$129

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Admission for Two or Family of Four, or Birthday Party Package at Little Ray's Reptile Zoo (Up to 60% Off)

Little Ray's Reptiles

Riverside South - Greely

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

C$28.25 C$17

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Two, Five, or 10 Personal Training Sessions at Acme Strong and Fit (Up to 79% Off)

Acme Strong and Fit

Merivale Gardens - Grenfell Glen - Pineglen - Country Place

Personal trainers help clients tackle any fitness goal, from slimming down to building muscle, with expert advice and instruction

C$140 C$29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness Ethics (Up to 70% Off)

Fitness Ethics

Ottawa

Instructors lead classes that feature Muay Thai techniques, kettlebells, and calorie-burning cardio exercises

C$110 C$49

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Personal Training or Fitness Classes at Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Center (Up to 90% Off)

Winning Circle Martial Arts & Wellness Center

Kanata - Kanata Lakes - Kanata Centrum

Certified personal trainer leads classes that focus on cardio exercises designed to build stamina and endurance

C$350 C$35

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One or Three Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Zen Martial Arts and Fitness Centre (Up to 89% Off)

Zen Martial Arts and Fitness Centre

Ottawa - Nepean - Merivale Road

During Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, students learn a ground-based system the uses leverage to overcome even large, strong opponents

C$106.16 C$19

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Tour and Tasting for Two, Plus Shot Glasses and Optional T-Shirts at North of 7 Distillery (Up to 47% Off)

North of 7 Distillery

Ottawa

Taste craft distilled gin, vodka, rum, and unaged four-grain whisky all made in house

C$42 C$24

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Europe's Medieval and Renaissance eras were periods in which knights developed sophisticated systems for swordplay, martial arts, and looking really, really cool. Ottawa Swordplay's founder Craig Shackleton, who holds a degree in classical history, and his fellow instructor John Enzinas teach adults and kids to recreate the swordplay of these eras. They ground their curriculum in the research of Johannes Liechtenauer—who the instructors say unified the fighting arts of his time—and teachings from manuscripts that were compiled as far back as 1325.

After research sessions and discussions on sword theory, the instructors lead their students into a padded practice area for hands-on classes. They teach beginners how to grab hold of longswords—a two-handed weapon—and engage in unarmoured combat. Instructors Shackleton and Enzinas can also teach how to adapt these techniques to more advanced weapons, such as a German rapier, a single-handed weapon knights used while texting.

1000 Brookfield Road
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Since 1995, Golf O Max has given golfers access to some of the most renowned courses in the world, including Torrey Pines, Bethpage Black, and The Old Course at St. Andrews. Which isn't to say the company flies golfers around the globe and teaches them each country club's secret handshake. Instead, they bring all the world-class courses to Ottawa via 11 full-swing golf simulators that offer highly realistic recreations of every green and fairway.

In addition to hosting casual rounds with friends, Golf O Max holds lessons with its crew of CPGA professional instructors. Novice players are also encouraged use their simulators, which feature a best ball format to help newcomers master the basics. After a breakthrough lesson or a personal-best score on none other than Pebble Beach, players can celebrate at the 19th Hole, the in-house pub that pours beers to go with burgers and smoked meats.

1050 Baxter Rd
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Jenda Paddlesports' paddling buffs outfit aquatic adventurers with a broad assortment of water-slicing canoes and kayaks. Within the spacious confines of a rustic, renovated barn, customers test out watercrafts to secure a commodious fit for serene expeditions down nearby Rideau River or riveting voyages through unsupervised park fountains. For those in search of a seaworthy vessel, Jenda Paddlesports furnishes an assortment of touring/sea kayaks, and those who prefer to spend the day roving lakes and tributaries can set to drifting in a fibreglass canoe or recreational kayak. All rentals include paddles, personal flotation devices, and a safety kit, allowing customers to taunt fish about their poor water-polo skills from a safe and secure vantage point. A car-top kit, meanwhile, simplifies gear transportation to any of Poseidon's playgrounds.

5426 Dalmeny Rd
Osgoode,
ON
CA

Finding the perfect tea requires a sensitive palate. Kimicha's founder Kimiko Uriu has been working endlessly to do that; she selects each one of the shop's many offerings from the hundreds of different teas available in regions like China, India, and Japan. Her skill shows; she's a certified tea specialist and her selections have won awards from the North American Tea Championship.

She's not shy about passing those skills along, though. The shop hosts events that include tastings of new teas and classes that teach students to blend their own teas, pair foods and tea, or try teas from every region of the world. The shop stocks everything newly discovered aficionados might need as well, from ornate serving sets to sleek matcha bowls.

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

A renowned competitive fighter in the world of sport karate in the 1980s, Steve Anderson stays active in the modern martial-arts community by leading self-defense classes for children and adults with a team of experienced instructors. Kids as young as 3 years old begin their long journey toward wearing black belts and regular belts in the Little Dragons class, soon progressing to the Little Ninjas level and, finally, the youth karate program that aims to build their mind, body, and spirit. Students 14 and older can fine-tune their bodies and skills in several versions of kick-boxing classes, from the fast-paced cardio class to sessions at bags, where fighters learn to defend themselves in the case of a couch-cushion uprising.

1950 Bank Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

At Play It Again Sports, locally owned and operated for 20 years, athletes suit up to conquer challenges on the ice, in the field, or on the court with new and used gear from major-league brands such as Bauer, Reebok, and Adidas. An ever-rotating inventory keeps lockers stocked with spare balls, dressers filled with run-ready shorts, and dens populated with gleaming treadmills. Proud recipients of the Gold Standard Store award, amiable staffers stand ready to answer questions or assist with fittings, ensuring that each athlete leaves with the appropriate gear for their needs. Neglected equipment ready to leave storage spaces and rejoin the sporting life can be traded in for cash or credit for gear, completing the ethereal Circle of Sports.

3161 Greenbank Rd
Nepean,
ON
CA