Top 5 Fun Things To Do In Ottawa With Your Family

on August 23, 2013

Paul's Boat


Sometimes it can be hard to filter through all the different weekend options in Ottawa. If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun in Ontario’s capital, here are our top 5 fun things to do in Ottawa with your family.


Ottawa Little Theatre (400 King Edward Ave., Ottawa ON): The Ottawa Little Theatre has been around for 100 years and is Canada’s oldest community theatre. The Theatre presents different kinds of shows and these include comedies, dramas and mysteries.


Laser Quest (1800 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa ON): Played in a large, multi-level arena, Laser Quest never gets old, no matter how old you are. With specialty lighting, swirling fog and intense background music, players use their lasers to score point by shooting the sensors on their opponents’ equipment. Laser Quest is great for anyone between the ages of 5 to 85 and the facility can also be rented out for birthdays, corporate groups, teams, and social outings.


Candlelight Tour ((335 Laurier Ave East And, Ottawa ON): Edward The Butler leads visitors on a candlelight tour of The Laurier House. The tour includes the stories and secrets of the historic house that was used as a meeting place for visiting royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for about an hour. Advance reservations are recommended.


Midway Family Fun Park (2477 Kaladar Ave., Ottawa ON): This indoor amusement park lets children try out a 9-hole mini-golf course, play over 100 video and skill-testing games including bowling lanes and simulators and tackle a 25-foot indoor climbing wall.


Paul’s Boat Lines (Adjacent To Rideau Canal) : See Ottawa, the way that it was meant to be seen. Paul’s Boat Lines offer boat rides of the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River and they run from May to October.

  • Paul’s Boat Lines

    correction: tours are offered on the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River.

    • weekendtrips

      Thanks – I’ll notify the author!