Ottawa’s Top Indoor Activities

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Brrr, its cold outside! During the winter months it can be hard to get inspired to leave your cozy home indoors. But, Ottawa has a TON of amazing fun things to do indoors, so why not go out and enjoy some of them! Here at The Susan and Moe Team, we really like to have fun. This is why we created our Fun With Real Estate Facebook series! We have checked out lots of awesome local venues in the national capital region. Ottawa has some really fun activities! Here is our FUN list of Ottawa’s top INDOOR activities to keep you warm this winter season.

We have personally been to these fun venues ourselves, and we can 100% recommend these activities for you to try! Be sure to check out the Fun with Real Estate videos linked to the activity to learn more! Like our page on Facebook so you never miss out on new videos!

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Have a Blast at FUNHAVEN!

1050 Baxter Rd, Ottawa

Funhaven offers an abundance of exciting activities for kids and kids at heart! With laser tag, escape rooms, a rock climbing wall, bumper cars, and Ottawa’s only roller coaster, you are sure to have ample amounts of fun here! The best part? All of these awesome attractions take place indoors! Be sure to check out the restaurant on-site to enjoy some delicious pub food and drinks – yes, they are liquor licensed! Check out our Fun With Real Estate video for more information on this wickedly fun entertainment destination!

Get Locked in a Room at Escape Manor

Escape Manor
Various Locations

With 5 locations scattered around Ottawa and a wide range of themes, you won’t get sick of the escape rooms that Escape Manor has to offer! Including the WORLD’S LARGEST escape room that takes place on an entire floor at the Diefenbunker Museum. If you are looking for a fun indoor activity to keep your mind entertained, look no further than Escape Manor!

Try Some Delectable Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars

The Unrefined Olive
The Glebe | Kanata

Have you ever enjoyed a great variety of delicious olive oils? The Unrefined Olive has over sixty different olive oils and balsamic vinegars that you can sample. Finding that perfect olive oil to go along with that perfect dish can be quite exciting! Why not escape the cold and come into the warmth of Italy in one of The Unrefined Olive locations in Ottawa. Your taste pallet will thank you for it!

Hit A Target with An Axe

BATL Axe Throwing
2615 Lancaster Rd., Unit 29, Ottawa

This indoor activity will take your throwing skills to the next level. Throwing an axe is a great way to take out a little aggression or to just enjoy a fun night out with your friends. With on-site coaches to help perfect your throw, you may be good enough to join a league! This location also offers food and drinks so you can make an entertaining night out of it. Why not try this unique experience to keep you warm this winter!

Reach New Heights at XTreme Trampoline

XTreme Trampoline
50 Frank Nighbor Place, Kanata

Jumping on a trampoline isn’t just for kids! However, if you do bring your kids with you, I’m sure they won’t be disappointed! At XTreme Trampoline you can literally bounce off the walls with your friends. You can practice your basketball dunking skills at the Slam Jam Court, play some Dodgeball, try your hand at maneuvering the obstacle course or just jump around at the main court. Looking to join a unique exercise class? Sign up for XTreme Trampoline fitness classes and sweat it out on the trampolines!

Shoot Arrows at Your Friends

Archery Games
1860 Bank St. Unit #3B, Ottawa

This indoor activity is sure to keep you warm this winter! Chase after your friends and shoot them with arrows, Hunger Game style! Not to worry, these aren’t sharp arrows, they have a giant squishy marshmallow on the end of them so they won’t hurt… too much! Your coach will start you off with a brief lesson on how to hold your bow and shoot your arrow. Once you are comfortable, you can let loose into the combat arena where you will play a dodgeball-like game of archery! Cool down afterwards at Playback bar where you can play some less physical games with your friends or try your hand at the escape room on-site!

Learn the History of the Diefenbunker

The Difenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
3929 Carp Rd, Carp

Looking for a really unique indoor activity? Why not come underground to see what it would be like to live under the earth’s surface! The Diefenbunker Museum is fun for the whole family. Take a guided or self-guided tour through the halls of this 100,000 square foot bunker commissioned by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. The purpose of the bunker was to protect important members of the government and military in the event of a nuclear attack on Canada. You will even get to see John’s bedroom and the CBC broadcasting room!

Spend a Night with a Ghost

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
75 Nicholas St, Ottawa

It doesn’t get more interesting than spending the night in a former jail cell. This historic building downtown Ottawa used to house inmates including the famous Patrick Whelan who was hanged on site. This cozy hostel has all the amenities of home all at an affordable price! Featuring traditional hostel rooms with multiple beds, private rooms with double beds, or an authentic jail cell, you can choose your own comfort level for sleeping. Just watch out for old Patrick at the end of your bed, it has been reported that he still haunts the jail at night. Would you dare sleep here?

Let off Some Steam and Break Stuff

The Wreck Room / Nerf Gun Battles
GlowSport Ottawa West
2437 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa

Feeling a little stressed out at work? Do you ever just feel like breaking something? Now you can in a safe and controlled environment! Grab some friends and head over to The Wreck Room inside GlowSport Ottawa West to smash basically anything you want with your weapon of choice all under glow in the dark lights! Feeling adventurous? This venue also houses Nerf Gun Battles Ottawa where you and your friends can battle it out in a huge arena. You won’t be bored at GlowSport Ottawa!

Live Music & Tasty Food at No Cover!

Chateau Lafayette
42 York St, Ottawa

Check out a little piece of history inside Ottawa’s oldest pub. The building is actually older than the city of Ottawa itself dating all the way back to 1849! Listen to live music from talented local musicians, indulge in some delicious pub food and spend an evening out with your friends amongst historic artifacts. This location is conveniently placed downtown in the Byward Market. Featuring great music every night of the week for no cover charge EVER! Come on down to The Laff to make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Live out Your Racing Dreams

1619 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ottawa

Simwerks is a place where you can fully immerse yourself into a virtual reality environment where you can drive on some of the top race tracks in the world (Canadian tracks included!). You also have the chance to be coached on improving your driving and racing skills by a professional in the industry. Experience adrenaline pumping outdoor fun while staying comfy indoors in this cozy venue! Bridge the gap between virtual and reality at SimWerks!

Take a Tour of the Ashton Brewery

Ashton Brewery and Brew Pub
113 Old Mill Rd, Ashton

There is so much to see at the Ashton Brew Pub including where the delicious Ashton Brewing Company beer is brewed! This historic place located in the beautiful Ottawa Valley offers plenty of indoor entertainment. Learn about the brewing process at the Ashton Brewing Company, or enjoy some traditional Irish pub food with a pint of ABC beer all while taking in some unique artifacts in this 100 year old building.

Indulge at Stella Luna Gelato Café

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe
Various Locations in Ottawa & Merrickville

You just might just go into a gelato coma after sampling some of the amazing desserts at Stella Luna Gelato Café. You absolutely must visit one of their 3 locations in the city of Ottawa and Merrickville! They say ice cream is great on a hot day, but this award-winning gelato is fantastic at any time of the year! Not in the mood for gelato? Try one of their sandwiches, pastries, waffles and so much more! *Warning* if you are not hungry now, you will be after you watch this video!

Sample Some Local Wine

KIN Vineyards
2225 Craig’s Side Rd, Carp

Take a little drive out to Carp and visit our Capital Region’s wine country at KIN Vineyards. Did you know that Carp actually has quite favourable conditions for growing grapes? At KIN Vineyards you will learn about the process of making delicious local wine from vine to bottle. The tasting room is a cozy spot where you can taste an abundance of awesome wines all made right here in Carp!