Things To Do In Ottawa

10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes or One-Month Deluxe Membership at ZenDragon (Up to 79% Off)

ZenDragon- 2 locations

Multiple Locations

Wide range of fitness classes for all ages, including Zumba, yoga, cross-training, and kid’s martial arts

C$80 C$29

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Canadian Tire Centre on August 23 at 7 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Motley Crue

The Canadian Tire Centre

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

C$75.75 C$45

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Children's Art Workshop at Tracy's Art Studio (40% Off). Choose from Three Options.

Tracy's Art Studio

Stittsville

Kids unleash their creativity through fun art lessons

C$20 C$12

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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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Art Classes for One or Two Kids or Art Classes for One Teen or Adult at Wild Pigments Art Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Wild Pigments Art Studio

Ottawa

In group art classes, students of all ages learn to illustrate in a variety of media

C$72 C$36

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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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10 or 20 One-Hour Group Fitness Classes with One 30-Minute Warm-Up Session at Urban Gym Fitness (73% Off)

Urban Gym Fitness

Nepean

Warehouse gym offers group fitness classes for those of all fitness levels, as well as 30-minute warm-up sessions for beginners

C$180 C$49

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Two, Five, or 10 Personal Training Sessions at Acme Strong and Fit (Up to 72% 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$42

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

The Wine Garden

Orleans

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

C$152 C$75

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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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$149 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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9 or 18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four or League Membership at The Meadows Golf and Country Club (Up to 54% Off)

The Meadows Golf and Country Club

The Meadows Golf and Country Club

Play 9 holes in the late afternoon or 18 holes Monday–Friday; membership includes one year of Monday golf for a foursome

C$44.24 C$22

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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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Golf Package with Cart Rental and Restaurant Voucher for Two or Four at Metcalfe Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

Metcalfe Golf Club

Metcalfe

Par 72 18-hole course and par 36 9-hole course nestled among mature trees and creeks

C$144 C$94

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9-Hole Round of Golf with Carts and Breakfast for Two or Four at Mountain Creek Golf Course (Up to 36% Off)

Mountain Creek Golf Course

Arnprior

Course cleaves a 6,207 yd. emerald track through surrounding farmland; breakfast follows early-morning tee times

C$76 C$49

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Martial-Arts Classes at Stronger You Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Stronger You Martial Arts and Self Defense

Nepean

Gain fitness skills during one or two months of unlimited karate, modern arnis, or nunchaku for students aged 4 and older

C$264 C$49

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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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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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A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

200 Lockhart Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The Athletic Club strives to help burn-feelers of all abilities attain their fitness goals with a plenitude of fitness classes and equipment, keeping their doors open until midnight through most of the week. Patrons enjoy access to an array of luxurious amenities, including a spacious multisport gymnasium and a child-care centre. A club tour familiarizes newcomers with the facility's sprawling layout. Hearts get ticking on the club?s 160 pieces of well-maintained cardio equipment?outfitted with individual televisions?and over 200 weekly group fitness classes helmed by expert instructors that encourage participants to box, cycle, and Pilates their bodies into sweat-gilded temples.

A unique AntiGravity yoga class employs a silk hammock to help sun saluters as they strike inverted poses and make shadow puppets with their toes. Pellucid saltwater pools accommodate leisurely lap swimming and experiments testing the buoyancy of various cheeses, and a separate women?s-only aquatic area offers an array of aqua-fit classes that sculpt muscles with subaqueous exercises such as pool-noodle wrestling. After a workout, gym-goers can revel in the soothing vapours of the steam and dry saunas in the changing rooms or mill about the WiFi-enabled Members Only lounge. The Athletic Club contributes to global and local nonprofits, expanding the reach of its health initiative from gym members to those in need.

195 Trainyards Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

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

He's out there somewhere—the notorious Pirate Pete. Over every sailor's adventure, the shadow of his greed looms. But the crew of Pirate Adventures is ready. On their 50-foot ship, 12 water cannons point toward the sea, guarding the vessel from his villainy while they search Davy Jones's locker for sunken treasure. If Pete should show his face, he'll get a face full of water. If he should happen to board anyway, it'll be the plank for him.

During Pirate Adventures' 75-minute treasure hunts, children and their parents sail into this exciting world of high-seas adventure. Crew members welcome aboard new mateys with face-paint, pirate garb, and a sea-worthy moniker, such as "Black Beard' or "Esmerelda, Princess of the Dolphins." Beneath the Jolly Roger flapping in the breeze, the crews decipher maps, solve puzzles, and sing sea shanties, eventually fishing their sought-after treasure chest from the water's depths. Throughout the hunt, the Pirate Adventures crew keeps their unpatched eyes on safety. Everything is kept up to Transport Canada's code: they have all trained in marine emergency procedures, marine first aid, and safe vessel operation.

588 Hog's Back Rd
Ottawa,
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

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.
Ottawa,
ON
CA