Enter, summer dates! While the sun has been shining for a bit now, something about June makes it really feel like the summer. Patios, hikes, days by the water, and endless events and festivals are here, and you’ll seldom find a day without fun date ideas happening in June around Ottawa (and Ontario).
We have rounded up all the best date ideas happening in June for you to keep handy!
Get out on the water this June; you can rent a kayak and paddle around Dow’s Lake in the heart of Ottawa for $25/hour per kayak!
This spot is also an event venue, has two restaurants, and an ice cream shop.
Did you know Ottawa has an interprovincial zipline?! Experience something totally unique and exciting with your date and zip your way across some amazing views, right into Quebec (because driving is so 2021).
After two long years, things are back to normal and by EXTREMELY popular demand, the Rib Fest is making a return to Sparks Street! Walk with your date along this pedestrian street from Metcalfe to Lyon and experience rib trucks spread across four blocks, chicken and spiral potato vendors, sweet treats, and special guests!
Beer Festival season is in full swing, and during the second weekend of June you can head to Orleans Craft Beer Festival at the Shenkman Art Centre in Orléans, ON. There will be 25 beer vendors and 11 additional vendors waiting to serve you up something fun.
“It’s a good, old fashioned east end street party with all the best local taps and app under the big tent!”
Thursday June 9th 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday June 10th 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday June 11h 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa at Mādahòkì Farm, anew tourism experience and gathering place in Ottawa’s Greenbelt.
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that brings together Indigenous artists, performers, educators, students, and community members to share knowledge and celebrate Canada’s diverse Indigenous cultures.
Who loves music festival dates?! The Escapade Music Festival is coming to town and you can expect an epic line-up of artists including deadmau5, Kaskade, Said the Sky, Martin Garrix, Alan Walker, Tiesto and so much more. Presented by Bud Light, this is sure to raise summer spirits and get people moving to the rhythm again!
If you have tickets from 2020 or 2021, these can be transferred over to the 2022 festival.