Have some family fun in Ottawa before the end of summer.

Where You Should Take Your Kids for Some Family Fun in Ottawa Before Summer Ends

As fall quickly approaches, you and your family are probably trying to avoid the back-to-school and back-to-work blues. But summer isn’t over just yet, and we still have some great weather ahead of us before fall officially arrives. To make the most out of these last days of summer, why not take the family out for some family fun in Ottawa? There are plenty of family-friendly events and attractions that both you and the kids will enjoy in the National Capital Region.


Take a drive to nearby Wakefield, Quebec, and start your paddleboat journey with Eco-Odysée. You and your family can ride your own paddleboat through a 6-km water maze while exploring a beaver habitat and a marsh ecosystem. This fun and educational paddleboat ride with the family will certainly make for a memorable end-of-summer adventure.

MosaïCanada 150

Visit Parc Jaques-Cartier in Gatineau for this magical celebration of horticulture and the art of mosaiculture. MosaïCanada is a free event for the whole family, so bring the kids for a stroll through the park and admire the larger-than-life floral masterpieces. Your kids will be thrilled to see all the giant animals and art on display.

Canadian Museum of History

While you’re in Gatineau at Parc Jaques-Cartier, you can walk across the street to visit the Canadian Museum of History. This museum has its own Children’s Museum for kids to explore diverse cultures and lifestyles from around the world. Be sure to check out the new Canadian History Hall that just opened for Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

Canadian Museum of Nature

This is another must-see museum in the Ottawa area for family fun. You and the kids can learn about the natural history of various regions and visit the new Arctic Gallery. Check out engaging exhibits on ecosystems, animals, geology, and even dinosaurs! A visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature is always fun and educational for the whole family.

Mont Cascades Waterpark

Another exciting outing to commemorate the end of the summer is a trip to the water park. Mont Cascades has thrilling waterslides for kids and adults, making this a great place to cool off and enjoy a late-summer day outside. There are also pools for the little ones to splash around in they’re too young for the water slides.

Summer isn’t quite over, so to make the most of these last days of summer take your family out for a fun and memorable experience. There are plenty of great places to visit for family fun in Ottawa, and much to explore for the continued celebration of Canada’s 150th in the National Capital Region.