Things To Do in Ottawa for Labour Day Weekend

Things To Do in Ottawa for Labour Day Weekend

The Labour Day long weekend is considered the unofficial end of summer. It’s the last chance for most kids to let loose before heading back to school and a celebration of sorts for parents everywhere. Whether you are spending it with the kids, with friends or that someone special, there is something fun for everyone to do in Ottawa this Labour Day long weekend.

###1. Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Canada’s largest balloon festival fills the skies over Gatineau for the Labour Day weekend. Four days of fun-filled activities including concerts, rides, contests, and exhibits.

Cost: $36 to $74

August 30 - September 2, 2013

Daily until 11:30 pm

Parc de la Baie, Gatineau

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###2. MosAika – Sound and Light Show

The story of Canada is told through sound and light with the spectacular backdrop of Parliament Hill. This free, bilingual show is suitable for all ages.


July 10 - September 7, 2013

August, 9:30 pm; September 9 pm

Parliament Hill

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###3. Calypso Waterpark

Calypso is Canada’s largest waterpark, with more than 35 waterslides, 100 water games, Canada’s largest wave pool, the highest waterslide tower in North America, heated pools and a brand new African themed adventure river called Kongo Expeditions. Located just 20 minutes east of Ottawa and 75 minutes from Montréal, it is worth the short drive for a day of fun with the family.

June 6 - September 2, 2013

10:00 am to 5 pm

Limoges, Ontario

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