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Best time to visit Ottawa, ON, Canada?

  • We recommend traveling to Ottawa in July when temperatures are still warm but vacation rentals are more affordable. During this time, expect to pay approximately $120/night for a rental for two. That's $15 less than the average rate in June. Temperatures are in the mid 70s, just a bit warmer than the average 70°F you could experience during peak season.
  • Most tourists visit Ottawa during the early summer. This is peak season so make sure to book your hotel room a few months early. If you're on a budget, try avoiding the Canada Day week (June 29th to July 4th), the GREY CUP week (November 24th - 27th) as well as the Curling week (December 1st - 11th) since accommodation rates peak the most during these times.
  • If you decide to visit Ottawa from November through April be prepared to encounter some snow.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Ottawa, ON, Canada is October.

June

Most crowded

October

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Ottawa, ON, Canada is October.

$126
JUL
$112
AUG
$104
SEP
$103
OCT
$115
NOV
$131
DEC
$126
JAN
$123
FEB
$125
MAR
$123
APR
$140
MAY
$139
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

06/29 - 07/04
Canada Day 132
08/04 - 08/07
Price increase 80
09/01 - 09/05
Labour Day 76
10/06 - 10/09
Thanksgiving 84.5
11/24 - 11/27
GREY CUP 123.5
12/01 - 12/11
Curling 108.5
12/22 - 01/02
Christmas 108
01/02 - 01/08
Holidays 106
02/02 - 02/19
Winterlude 56
05/25 - 05/29
Price increase 104
06/29 - 07/03
Canada Day 123.5

Weather

In Ottawa, ON, Canada, August is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

76
24
JUL
75
24
AUG
68
20
SEP
51
11
OCT
39
4
NOV
30
-1
DEC
18
-8
JAN
16
-9
FEB
27
-3
MAR
45
7
APR
61
16
MAY
69
20
JUN
UV index
1
6

3.8
10cm
JUL
4.3
11cm
AUG
2.9
7cm
SEP
5.0
13cm
OCT
2.2
6cm
NOV
3.7
9cm
DEC
2.9
7cm
JAN
3.3
8cm
FEB
4.4
11cm
MAR
3.7
9cm
APR
5.2
13cm
MAY
4.8
12cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter