We found a great article recently that highlighted the fact that Ottawa, as such a cultural center of North America, really does put on some of the world’s best festivals year round. People travel from around the globe to visit our City with all of its galleries, historic buildings and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Rideau Canal…but they also travel to attend some of our very many, diverse festivals that go on throughout the year.

Visit the website here to read the full article.

Here are a few of the larger festivals that draw tourists from around the globe to our city:

  • Winterlude
  • The Tulip Festival
  • Ottawa Fringe Festival
  • Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  • Canada Day Celebrations
  • Ottawa Bluesfest
  • CityFolk Festival
  • and many, many more….

What is your “must go-to” festival of the year?