Ottawa isn't all politics, it has an awe-inspiring side you need to experience first-hand. From zip lining in Gatineau Park to exploring a Cold War-era bunker, Ottawa is brimming with fun.
What To Eat: The Ministry Of Coffee
279 Elgin Street, Ottawa, K2P 1M1
Start your morning off at The Ministry Of Coffee where you can bite into a flaky butter croissant and sip on a beautifully-designed latte. It's the perfect spot to kick off a jam-packed day.
What To Do: Swing From The Trees In Camp Fortune Gatineau Park
300 Dunlop Rd, Old Chelsea, Que.
Imagine zip lining through the trees at Gatineau Park, located only 15 minutes away from Ottawa's downtown core. It's an experience of a lifetime that will put your balance to the test and get the adrenaline flowing. Definitely something not for the faint of heart.
Where To Go: Diefenbunker Canada's Cold War Museum
3929 Carp Rd., Carp, Ottawa, K0A 1L0
Built in secrecy between 1959 to 1961, the Diefenbunker is a four-storey underground structure meant to house government officials in the event of a nuclear war.
It was fully operable for 32 years, with its pantries and cupboards fully stocked with fresh food and rations, but in 1994, the Diefenbunker was given National Historic Site status. Today, tourists can explore the bunker for themselves and imagine what it would be like to live in an emergency situation.Like A Tourist Takes On Ottawa