Exploring Ottawa? Include saving a few bucks in your plans by scoring a discount coupon on admission or even free entry into some of Ottawa’s most popular tourist attractions.
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One great way to save on local fun things to do in Ottawa is to check Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities. Visit the Ottawa Groupon page and you’ll find savings of anywhere from 40-90% on attractions, tours, boat cruises, theatre tickets, dinner spots and accommodations. The Groupon Ottawa page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Ottawa visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.
Every year the Attractions Ontario website features discount coupons for attractions from across the province that you can print off for free. One of the destinations you will find discounts on attractions for is Ottawa. To see what’s available, just visit the coupons page of the Attractions Ontario website where you will find the attractions offering coupons listed in alphabetical order. When you see a discount for an Ottawa-based attraction you would like to visit, just click on the link and you’ll be taken to a page where you can, in 90% of the cases, print off your free discount coupon.
Throughout the year the Ottawa Tourism website promotes a variety of money-saving attraction packages. Each one has a theme. For example, for couples interested in a romantic escape they’ve offered a Rendez-vous for Two package before. If you’re new to the country, or just patriotic, and appreciate anything and everything that’s Canadian, the Taste of Canada package Ottawa Tourism has put together in the past would make a nice choice. All of the value-packed Ottawa attraction packages include accommodations and two tickets to a variety of Ottawa things to see and do.
If museums and galleries are your thing then your best best for saving money on admission is Canada’s National Museum Passport. The National Museums Passport gives you access to your choice of three out of six of Ottawa’s most popular museums/galleries for just $35. Depending on which museums/galleries you choose to visit you could save anywhere from 25-50% off the price of admission. Note: the way the passport works is your three choices must be visited over the course of three consecutive days. Another nice perk of the National Museum Passport is that with each accompanying child (age 17 and under) you’ll receive a 30% discount off their general admission too. Participating museums/galleries include: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian War Museum and the National Gallery of Canada.
Free Everyday between 4:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.
Free on Thursdays Between 4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
There are lots of ways to discover the history, culture and sights of Ottawa. If you’re interested in some recommendations, here are five ideas that many tourists before you have appreciated and enjoyed. Don’t forget to book early though as these activities and outings tend to sell out fast, especially during peak visitor season.
Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.
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