Ottawa FAQ

Is it free to go to an Ottawa museum on a Thursday?

Yes, that’s right, there are several Ottawa museums which are free to enter on Thursdays.
Between 4 pm and 8 pm every Thursday you can enter th Canadian Museum of History and Canada War Museum for free, as well as that it’s free all day on Canada Day and Remembrance Day.
Between 5 pm and 8 pm every Thursday you can enter the Canada Museum of Nature and the National Gallery of Canada for free.

Are the beaches of Ottawa open?

Yes, for the city’s beach season the beaches are open for public use.

Is Uber in Otawa?

Indeed it is. Since 20126 the company has been legally operating here.

Is there a subway in Ottawa?

No, there is not a subway system in Ottawa.

Is the water hard in Ottawa?

No, in fact, the central supply for water in the city is around 30 mg/L (pm) of total hardness. This means that Ottawa has soft drinking water.

Is Lyft in Ottawa?

Yes, since 2018 Lyft is in Ottawa.

Is PRESTO used in Ottawa?

Yes, PRESTO is used in Ottawa.

Is French spoken in Ottawa?

No, it’s not. Around 37% of the population in Ottawa is bilingual and there is a considerable francophone minority, however, the dominant language is still English. A lot of the natives are anglophones.

Is there a zoo in Ottawa?

Yes, there are two zoos in Ottawa: Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Papanack Park Zoo.

Is there an airport in Ottawa?

Yes, the airport is called Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Are plastic bags recycled in Ottawa?

No, currently plastic bags are not recycled.