Spring is about to bloom in the nation’s capital! Families can take in the warmer weather and enjoy more of what this city has to offer! Ottawa is a great city that offers many activities for families to take part in during this time of year. Below are 21 spring family activities in Ottawa to enjoy with the kids!
Spring Family Activities in Ottawa
There are many spring outdoor activities for families to enjoy in Ottawa!
1. Easter Activities April 16-17, 2022
Easter is a hop, skip and a jump away! There are plenty of Easter Activities your family can enjoy anywhere to get ready for the Easter Bunny’s visit!
2. Ottawa Grassroots Festival April 21st-24th, 2022
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is an annual family event that celebrates folk music, dance and spoken word. The festival is held at the Southminster United Church in the Glebe neighbourhood.
3. Sparks Street Poutine Festival April 28th – May 1st, 2022
Fries, cheese, gravy are just the beginnings of what food trucks will have on hand for visitors at PoutineFest! Live music, street performers and patios to watch.
4. Wesley Clover Parks Equestrian Tournaments starting May 2022
World-class equestrian sport located at the Wesley Clover Parks in the heart of the nation’s capital. Bring the family as spectators to view showjumping at it’s best!
5. CN Cycle for CHEO on May 1st, 2022
Dust off those helmets and get the family out on their bikes for the CN Cycle for CHEO! This family-friendly event has everyone ride the open road, enjoy a fun day with friends and family, and a chance to support children facing cancer. Please register ahead of time.
6. Jane’s Walk Ottawa May 7th and 8th, 2022
Jane Walk Ottawa is festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given by locals who care passionately about where they live, work, and play. All over Ottawa, so check out their website for updates on walk dates, times, and topics, plus information about our incredible kick-off and wrap-up events.
7. Canadian Tulip Festival May 13th-23rd, 2022
Flower power will be in full force at the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival! Over one million tulips will be on display at this world-famous festival to stroll through and enjoy.
The world of the arts is on display at the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Spend an awesome day at this spring family fun festival. Performers from around the world come to Ottawa to deliver world-class theatre, music and dance to children and their families.
9. Camp Fortune Aerial Park Starting May 21st, 2022
Want to take your family for an exhilarating adventure through the trees just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa? Visit Camp Fortune’s Aerial Park for the ride of your life!
10. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum as of May 23rd, 2022
Families will have fun learning at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum! Animals from the Heritage Livestock Club of Eastern Ontario will be on display. Radio Flyer wagons, go-carts, life-sized board games, and wagon rides will be available to enjoy. Sawmill and blacksmith demonstrations will be available for families to see. Train lovers will love experiencing the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Engineers’ miniature railway. Visitors will discover how the railway operates and the history behind it.
11. Ottawa Titans Baseball Club starting May 24th, 2022
Take the family to a fun baseball game as the Ottawa Titans Baseball Club start their first ever 2022 regular season on May 24th with a game against the Evansville Otters at the RCGT Park.
12. Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street June 1st-5th, 2022
Ottawa Ribfest is a family-friendly event featuring delicious mouthwatering ribs, meat treats as well as vegetarian options. There are plenty of entertainment, live music, and kids activities.
13. Doors Open Ottawa June 4th and 5th, 2022
Business owners from Carp to Cumberland open their doors and invite the public through their doors with Doors Open Ottawa. Visitors get to view the architectural and historically significant buildings for free!
14. Imagine Monet, The Immersive Exhibition June 16th- August 14th, 2022
Imagine Monet, The Immersive Exhibition will be held at the EY Centre. Claude Monet is considered to be the leading artist of Impressionism, a movement that was called after his now famous painting Impression Soleil Levant (1872). With his unique artistic approach, Monet is the father of Impressionism, the pioneer of Abstraction and one of the most famous, beloved and admired painters of all time.
15. Italian Week on Preston Street June 9th-19th, 2022
Delve into the rich diversity of the Italian-Canadian community by taking part in the events and activities of Italian Week! This celebration has been a fixture in the city for over forty years and is one of its largest festivals. Music, food and fun are all part of this annual festival for the community to enjoy.
16. Ottawa Fringe Festival June 16th-26th, 2022
Take in the arts with your family at the Ottawa Fringe Festival! Various theatre companies will perform for audiences throughout various locations around the city.
17. Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival June 23rd-26th, 2022
200 teams compete in North America’s largest dragon boats at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Watch as these boats hit the water to race to be the fastest on Mooney’s Bay. Visitors can also take in family-friendly activities and musical performances at this festival.
18. Gatineau Park (year round)
Trails for various sports. Camping and boating. Learning about how to use a map. Searching for creatures in nature. These are a few of the spring family fun day activities Gatineau Park has for everyone in the family to enjoy!
19. Canadian Museum of History (year round)
Art, mysteries and animation wait for visitors to learn about and explore this spring at the Canadian Museum of History. The Museum has special exhibitions, permanent exhibitions, and the CINÉ+ to visit.
20. Canadian Museum of Nature (year round)
This spring is a buzz at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Visitors can take in the museum’s special exhibits, 3D movies, and permanent exhibits that are a huge hit with kids!
21. Canadian Museum of Science and Technology (year round)
The Canadian Museum of Science and Technology has something for families to enjoy. Museum favourites such as the locomotives and science exhibits are available to interact with.
Hopefully, these 21 Spring Family Activities in Ottawa can help you to plan some great adventures this season!