Things To Do In Ottawa

3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 15-Lap Race Car Driving Experience at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Capital City Speedway

$129 $64

Burn rubber in on a race track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a sleek stock car

6, 12, 24 Pilates-Yoga-Fusion Classes at Victorious Whole Health (Up to 60% Off)

Victorious Whole Health

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$30

Fast-paced Pilates-yoga-fusion classes help blast calories while toning muscles and boosting flexibility

One, Two, or Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Galaxie Bowling (Up to 44% Off)

Galaxie Bowling

Gatineau

C$47 C$28

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

$28 for $50 Groupon — Lefebvre Victory Training

Lefebvre Victory Training

Glebe - Dows Lake

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$390 for Six Month Online Nutrition and Training Package $780 — iTrain4life.com

iTrain4life.com

On Location

$780 $390

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three or Five 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Capital City Fitness Club (Up to 75% Off)

Capital City Fitness Club

Ottawa

C$186 C$63

One-on-one personal-training programs are customized for all ages and fitness levels

Paintless Indoor Paintball with Equipment and Ammo for Two or Four at Tag Zone (Up to 52% Off)

Tag Zone

Overbrook West - McArthur

C$78 C$39

(6)

Instead of paintballs, CO2 markers are loaded with an unlimited number of rubber foam balls during two hours of indoor public missions.

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

Ottawa ECR Inc.

Ottawa

C$299 C$179

Red, 400hp Ferrari 360 Spider F1 whisks drivers away on speedy jaunts that include insurance and gas

Latin Sparks Dance Party for One or Two on May 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Latin Sparks

Sparks Street

C$20 C$11

Latin music from two DJs light up Sparks Street as more than 4,000 people turn the capital into a massive dance party

C$75 for a Winemaking Package with 24 Bottles of Custom Wine and 2 Bottles of Hot Sauce at The Wine Garden (C$152 Value)

The Wine Garden

Orleans

C$152 C$75

Make your own merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, or chardonnay with juices from the finest wine regions around the world

One- or Two-Hour Rental of a Paddleboat, Single-Person Kayak, or Canoe at Dows Lake Pavilion (46% Off)

Dows Lake Pavillion

Glebe - Dows Lake

C$16 C$9

Navigate a paddleboat, kayak, or canoe around Rideau Canal and Dows Lake

C$89 for a Three-Hour Intro to Sailing Trip for Up to Four from Advantage Boating (C$140 Value)

Advantage Boating

Britannia and Nepean

C$140 C$89

Let a seasoned and certified mariner introduce you and your friends or family to the world of sailing while exploring the open water

Entry for One or Two to a Ping Pong Party on Friday, October 3 from Ottawa Charity Ping Pong (36% Value)

Ottawa Charity Ping Pong

SpinBin

$50 $32

300 pongsters take to the tables during charity-driven ping pong event that supplies guests with live music, drinks, and snacks

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

C$24 C$13

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

Eight-Week Unlimited or Weekly Introductory Pilates Classes at Pilates Space (Up to 60% Off)

Pilates Space

Centretown - Downtown

C$149 C$60

Students use floor space and equipment to strengthen muscles, improve posture and balance, and alleviate stress

One- or Two-Month Membership Package at Snap Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

C$230 C$35

Members work out 24/7 on treadmills, weight machines, and equipment from Cybex, Woodway, and Matrix

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

Fitness Ethics

Ottawa

C$110 C$49

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

Sports Bar Food for Two or Four at Stanley's (Up to 52% Off)

Stanley’s

Kanata

C$57 C$29

Casual bar bites such as pulled pork poutine and avocado-bacon burgers served in a laidback setting perfect for watching sports

C$29 for Four Music Lessons at Eric's Academy of Music (C$100 Value) 

Eric's Academy of Music

Orleans Village - Chateauneuf

C$100 C$29

Enthusiastic teachers cater to students' musical interests during 30-minute lessons for nearly any instrument

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Andrea Harper wears many hats, but they are all connected by a common thread—or pole, as the case may be. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition and wellness specialist, and pole-fitness instructor, whose fascination with physical health centers around empowering spins. As the owner of Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing Studio, Andrea passes on the moves that made her one of Canada's top 16 pole dancers at Miss Pole Dance Canada 2010, leading women of all backgrounds through lessons designed to strengthen their bodies, self-esteem, and sense of rhythm. During pole-dancing classes, she and her team of instructors take pupils from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, such as convincing your brain that the floor is actually the ceiling. She limits class sizes to 10 students within the hot-pink-and-green studio, ensuring that everyone is able to pair up with a pole. The pole isn't the only gravity-flouting tool at Andrea's disposal, though; she also schedules courses that rely on aerial silks and hoops.

To put a personal touch on twirls, she offers parties replete with dance routines and fun props for all occasions. These soirees readily accommodate groups with 1,500 square feet of space and were suggested by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the top three creative bachelorette-party ideas.

1460 Cyrville Rd
Gloucester,
ON
CA

Dozens of veteran gymnasts serve as instructors in Starr Gymnastics’ three Ottawa-area facilities, where they favour instruction that emphasizes the most beneficial aspects of gymnastics: enjoyment, physical fitness, and socialization. Since only a small percentage of gymnastics athletes ever cartwheel their way to the competitive level, Starr Gymnastics' instructors teach proper balance-beam technique and safe tumbling skills without skimping on the fun, reminding their gleeful charges of gymnastics' inherent power to imbue agility and a foundational skill set easily applicable to turbo-kicking bad guys in dark alleys.

Starr's high-spirited staff occasionally spices up the play by inviting pint-sized gymnasts to don costumes or by darkening the arena while pupils leap, flip, and bear glowing cuspids amid a sea of black lights. The gym's festive approach to youth fitness occupies vacationing students during school breaks with summer camps, and birthday celebrants frequently gather in colourful private rooms for party packages that include equipment access and a T-shirt for the guest of honour.

1140 Morrison Dr
Ottawa,
ON
CA

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

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

Caneast Shows has been organizing consumer shows and expos for more than 25 years. Today, its event lineup spans the entire year. For example, in the spring, there's The Cottage & Backyard Show, showcasing boats, decks, and outdoor furniture; in the winter, The Home Renovations Show features kitchen and bath designs, flooring options, and local building experts. The Ottawa Pet Expo gathers animal-lovers of all stripes in the fall, when all of the leaves come unglued again. Certain events, such as The Ottawa Wedding Expo, take place in both the Fall and Spring seasons.

4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Phoenix Taekwondo Academy is an internationally acclaimed School of Martial Arts and is the premier Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy located in Ottawa, Canada's National Capital.

Our academy is a family-based educational institution centered on strong values and morals.

1177 Newmarket St
Ottawa,
ON
CA