Things To Do Near The Metcalfe Hotel in Ottawa

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Paint Nite at The Rox

Every Friday night at 7:00pm

Get creative while you laugh, drink, and spend time with friends. We make it easy to plan, easy to paint, and easy to have a great time.

Rideau Canal Skateway


50th season! Every winter, 7.8 km (4.8 miles) of the Rideau Canal transforms into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, as designated by Guinness World Records.

Tulip Festival

MAY 8-18, 2020

This annual world-famous festival centres around Ottawa’s love affair with the tulip, with a million tulips blooming in public areas, including 300,000 blooms in Commissioners Park near Dows Lake.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

MAY 23-25, 2020

Almost 50,000 participants compete in a variety of challenging races, including Canada’s largest marathon, during the country’s most popular multi-day running event.

Ottawa Ribfest

JUNE 24-28, 2020

Sample some of the best BBQ chicken and ribs you’ll ever taste!

Canada Day

July 1, 2020

Canada Canada day will be celebrated with memorable activities and performances—featuring well-known artists—on three official sites: Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and Major’s Hill Park.