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Experience Summer in Ottawa

Discover the best of Ottawa in the summer from the ideal location at Fairmont Château Laurier. Ottawa is a hub for outdoor activities: cycle safe and extensive bike pathways, enjoy a leisurely paddle along many lakes and canals, or take the kids to thrilling water parks. Summer provides an endless list of possibilities.

a couple next to their bikes looking at the sunset near the parliament building


Did you know that Ottawa is home to over 800 kilometres of recreational cycling pathways? Whether you’re a city rider or prefer to discover the surrounding region on longer rides, you’ll find incredible opportunities to go by bike when you visit Ottawa in the summer. Rent a bike, book a tour, or explore on your own.

couple canoeing under a bridge

Canoeing & Kayaking

Home to the Rideau Canal, Rideau River, Ottawa River, and many more bodies of water, Ottawa offers endless aquatic adventures.
a river boat on the river next to the parliament building

Boat Tours on the Rideau Canal or Ottawa River

See Ottawa from a different perspective with a scenic and comfortable cruise on the Rideau Canal or Ottawa River.
man swinging a golf club


Fairmont Château Laurier is close to several top-ranked courses, both within Ottawa and in the surrounding region. Start planning your Ottawa-area golf trip today.
woman and her dog resting at a look off


Ottawa is a nature lover’s paradise. Hike Gatineau Park’s 165 kilometers of trails and learn all about its unique flora, fauna and rich history. Fairmont Château Laurier offers the perfect homebase for exploring Canada’s majestic natural landscapes.