The Ottawa region is a great place to live. With plenty of outdoor activities to do and the best snow in Canada, it’s no surprise that many people choose to make their home here year-round. But what about when you’re bored on a Sunday afternoon? You could either hit up machines a sous en ligne or go explore the city.
Read this list of our top 5 boredom-busting activities for some inspiration!
Ride the O Train to explore Ottawa
Ottawa has some terrific urban neighborhoods like the Glebe, Westboro and Hintonburg. But did you know that there are also many great places to explore just outside of town? The O Train only costs $30 for an adult monthly pass so it’s a good idea to buy one if you want to make these trips more frequently.
The O Train is also great for longer trips like the Ottawa Valley, Quebec City and Montreal.
The O Train is a great way to explore your own city while achieving some personal goals!
If you’re only in Ottawa for the day, I recommend exploring downtown Rideau Centre or checking out Parliament Hill before having dinner at one of these fantastic restaurants:
-Casa del Popolo (Hintonburg) -Pho Xiem on Somerset Street West (Westboro) -Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery (Glebe)
Wander through the ByWard Market and grab a bite to eat
The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s largest tourist attraction – and for good reason! It attracts an average of over 300,000 people a week. The market has been around since 1827 so it’s seen its share of history.
If you’re lucky enough to visit on Saturday or Sunday then the outdoor farmers’ markets are open (from April-November) where you can find local produce like fresh eggs from chickens that roam free in nearby green spaces, mouthwatering potatoes grown by Amish families outside New Brunswick and Ontario apples picked only days before they hit your plate.
There are also more than 100 unique shops at the ByWard Market including locally made jewelry and crafts as well as Canadian souvenirs that will make great gifts if you forgot to pick some up for your family during your travels.
Take in some of Canada’s history at Parliament Hill
Ottawa is also the home of Canada’s federal Parliament. If you’re visiting for a day and want to learn more about our nation’s history, then I recommend paying a visit to one of Ottawa’s most iconic landmarks!
Inside Parliament Hill lies some amazing collections like the Peace Tower that has been standing since 1927 (though it was first erected in 1826). This tower houses bells which are struck every hour with Westminster Chimes from England while The Great Bell tolls on special occasions such as Queen Elizabeth II’ 60th anniversary reign.
You can take tours inside or out but if you only have time for one thing then make sure it’s this – after all, there isn’t much else quite like this site north of the border!
Visit the National Gallery of Canada for free on Wednesdays
The National Gallery of Canada is a highlight for many visitors to Ottawa. This building houses over 41,000 works – the vast majority being Canadian.
You’ll find everything from paintings and sculptures to drawings, photographs as well as video installations on display here at this gallery located in downtown Ottawa near Rideau Canal locks. Admission is always free but make sure you call ahead for their current schedule (many days are closed) so that you don’t miss out!
## Do a little gambling from your hotel room
If it’s a crummy day and you don’t feel like getting out, you could always do a little gambling on jackpotjill.com. Really fun way to spend a couple hours when you need some down-time.
If you’re up for a little work, try playing bingo online as well.
I hope this list of boredom-busting activities has given you some ideas on what to do when life gets dull! Good luck and have fun exploring Canada’s capital city from your desk or sofa!”