As Ontario's second-largest city, there is an abundance of things to do in Ottawa. There are so many in fact, that even those that live here need an Ottawa guide to uncover all of the fun and interesting activities found within the city's borders.
Fans of the theatre can take in a few shows at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. For 38 years, the company has been entertaining theatre lovers with shows like Whispering Pines, Blood on the Moon, and A Midwinter's Dream Tale. In 2002, the theatre company outgrew its facility on Gladstone and had a new home constructed on the corner of Holland and Wellington. This new facility contains 262 seats, a black-box studio, and two lobbies that provide plenty of space for everyone who wants to see a show.
For those looking for something to entertain children, Pirate Adventures may be one of the more unique things to do in Ottawa. This matchless adventure takes the whole family on an interactive cruise along the Rideau Canal. Face painting and pirate gear turn kids into swashbuckling sailors as the whole crew searches for hidden treasure. There is singing, puzzle solving, and a battle with Pirate Pete. This group also offers deals to Ottawa residents that book in advance.
A guide to Ottawa wouldn't be complete with mentioning Laser Quest. A combination of the games Tag and Hide and Seek, Laser Quest is a multi-level arena where kids and adults test their tracking skills to find and tag each other using high-tech lasers. The site is able to accommodate large groups and is good place for birthday parties, day camps, and sports teams. They also have an educational program called Quest for Knowledge that teaches kids about lasers, light, and optics.
While this Ottawa Guide only lists three activities, there are a lot more. A search on the Internet can uncover lots of things to do in Ottawa.