Top 10 Family Attractions
Discover exciting family-friendly attractions in Canada's Capital. You'll find some of Canada's best museums and galleries, each offering an incredible hands-on learning experience for the little adventurers. Join a unique family sightseeing tour and explore Ottawa's key attractions including the largest collection of full-sized hedges in North America, the village of Wakefield and amazing Ontario wildlife.
Get lost with your kids in North America's largest collection of hedge mazes. Delivering a truly a-maze-ing family experience, Saunders Farm also offers numerous attractions and activities during the summer and fall season, including puppet shows, wagon rides and a pumpkin patch.
Buffaloes, black bears, red deer, wolves and wapitis. Take a trip through a natural preserve and have your children discover a wonderful world filled with fascinating wild animals.
National Gallery of Canada
Bring your little budding artists to the ultimate source of inspiration. On weekends, the National Gallery presents Artissimo, a great workshop for children ages 3 and up where they can explore the way we look at and make art.
Canadian Museum of Civilization
From the ancient tombs of Egypt to the history of Canada's Aboriginal People, take a look at some of the people and events that have shaped Canada into the country that it is today. The museum also offers a great variety of programs suited for the curious mind of your young one.
Canadian War Museum
Visit the Canadian War Museum and learn about Canada's fascinating military past. Explore some of the permanent and special exhibitions at the museum, and let your children's imagination stretch as far back as World War I.
Royal Canadian Mint
Olympic Games. Special holidays. Canadian heritage. When it comes to handcrafted commemorative coins, medals and medallions, the Royal Canadian Mint knows a thing or two about the special skill required for precise coin design.
Canadian Aviation Museum
Let your imagination soar at one of the best aviation museums in the world. Check out special workshops for kids or follow the Walkway of Time and see over 130 aircrafts and pilots that have played an important part in Canada's aviation history.
Cool off at Canada's biggest and best theme waterpark and get your thrills on some of the best rides in the world. Spend some time with the whole family, shooting down the Family Twisters or the Accelerators, a 4-person toboggan boat ride.
The Canadian Children's Museum
Expand your child's cultural horizons with a trip around the world! The museum features a unique educational concept with special exhibits and programs, where kids can learn about different international cultures.
Take the kids up to Parliament Hill and watch the changing of the guards during the summer. Take a special guided tour and go behind the doors of Canada's most prominent government building.