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Activities for the non-gamer

As hard as it may be to imagine, not everyone loves gaming. But don’t worry! If you managed to drag your spouse/parents/kids/housemates to Ottawa with you, there are LOTS of things for them to do in Canada’s capital city. The downtown sights are easily accessible by bus, but if you came by car, give them the keys and let them go have fun.


Most museums in Ottawa should be open for the entire Victoria Day Weekend. Confirm at the Museum’s Website before you go.

Shopping Areas

  • Glebe — great little boutiques along Bank Street, from Glebe Ave. to Holmwood, and across the Canal Bridge to Billings Bridge.
  • Rideau Centre & the Byward Market



Ottawa’s Chinatown district starts at Bronson, and heads west about 6 blocks. If you’re looking for a Hello Kitty toaster, Dim Sum or some bubble tea it’s the perfect place to visit.

Parks & Bike/Walking Paths

Bike Rentals are available under the bridge across from the Chateau Laurier.

Parliament Hill

Climb the peace tower and visit the historic Parliamentary Library, which is the only part of the original building that survived the great fire.

Live Theatre & Music

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