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Things to do in Ottawa when you’re awake

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jlee, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Heading up to Ottawa for Christmas and New Year’s with the in-laws. Other than Parliament, any ideas on things to do?

    Also, their idea of a vacation involves nothing before noon. That’s not my style, so I usually break away for the morning hours and do something like walk around a cool neighborhood. Any ideas there are much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Old Crank

    Old Crank Member

    If you skate, take yours along and spend a morning skating on the Rideau Canal, which goes through the middle of the city. You might be able to rent a pair as well. Ottawa is not known for a great nightlife scene but the Byward Market area downtown has lots of pubs and restaurants.
     
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  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    I'm reading this thread in the voices of Kids In The Hall characters.
     
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  4. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    If gambling is your thing, there’s a casino across the river in Gatineau, Québec.
     
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  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If peeler bars are your thing, well...I got nothing. I just like using the hilarious phrase "peeler bar" whenever I can.
     
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Leave.
     
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Head on down to Listowel and pick a fight with a degen.
     
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  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Go back to sleep?
     
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  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Elgin Street Diner was a pretty good round-the-clock joint to grab something to eat back in the day
     
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  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The Ottawa 67's are one of the best junior hockey teams in Canada. They have a home game - 2 p.m. start - on the 29th. They play downtown on Bank St. right next to the canal.
     
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  11. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Fight?
     
  12. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    IMHO, that would be a better option than seeing the Senators. Obviously less expensive, as well.
     
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