Top 5: Family Activities in March and St. Patrick’s Day Related Events in Ottawa

Hey, Top 5 Followers! Welcome back to the “orange” level of restrictions! A lot of people are wondering what this means for local businesses?! We are here to help break it down for you, and also give you a Top 5 list of things to do and places to go during this orange level lockdown.

What’s Open:*

Restaurants and bars are open!! Indoor dining is at limited capacity, so we recommend making reservations. Liquor is only served between 9 a.m.and 9 p.m.
Some salons and spas are also open, so make sure to reach out to your favourite local businesses!

With these great options available to us again, our Top 5 this month is focused on what you can do safely in March and for St Patrick’s Day! 

Visit your local Irish Pub!
Some great establishments include:

Skating and Tobogganing in your area!

  • Take the family for a skate on the canal, or check out your local parks, a lot of them have created little outdoor rinks) 
  • Bring your skates and visit the Rink of Dreams Downtown 
  • Grab a toboggan or a sled and check out a trail or a hill near you (Some great spots include Walter Baker Park, Trans Canada Trail, Jack Pine Trail, Britannia Winter Trail, Gatineau Park etc, Bruce Pitt, Carlington Park etc.

Visit your local Museum!

  • Now that the stay-at-home order has been lifted your local Ottawa museums have been given the green light to open (with restrictions). Check out a museum near you for a fun and educational trip!! Visit the museum website to pre-purchase your tickets!
  • The Museum of Nature is offering a Nature Scavenger Hunt!  This is offered at the regular price of admission and will run from March 4- March 28.  

Check out a Maple Sugar Bush near you!

Take a drive up to Parc Omega!

  • Grab a bag of carrots and take a gorgeous drive to Parc Omega. Feed the animals through your car window and take some super cute selfies with them (they will literally stick their heads right into the car to steal your carrots and lick your face!) 

Whatever you choose to do this March, try and keep it local, support our small businesses, restaurants and establishments!

Before you leave, check the website to make sure you know what the rules and restrictions are.

* Information collected from Ottawa Public Health Website.

Writer: Kala Gray