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#MyOttawa Pass helps you be a tourist in your own backyard this summer

By Hannah Manning on July 2, 2020

Note: The #MyOttawa Pass has been extended to September 7, giving you even more time to get out on the town this summer.

Just in time for your summer staycation, Ottawa Tourism has announced a new way to explore the city and be a tourist in your own backyard. The #MyOttawa Pass is an initiative that will help Ottawa residents explore the city while enjoying discounts at local businesses. Residents can sign up for the free pass online and access a digital passport. Offers are valid through to the end of July September 7 so we’ve got a month to take advantage of some pretty cool savings.

Enjoy a discount on a biplane flight with Ottawa Biplane Adventures this summer. Photo: Hannah Manning

Ever watched the biplane take off from the Aviation Museum and wished you were on board? Ottawa Biplane Adventures is just one of the deals available through the pass. (Note that while the museum is closed, the biplanes are taking off from the Rockcliffe Flying Club). Feeling hungry? Stop by Métropolitain Brasserie for a free order of fries with any meal, or pop into Hintonburg Public House for a fish and chips deal. Want to beat the heat? Head deep underground with discounted admission to the Diefenbunker, a Cold War bunker located in Carp. Feeling adventurous? You can rent a bike, go rafting on the Ottawa River, or hop into a helicopter for a tour of the 1000 Islands. If that all sounds too exhausting, relax with a facial at Holtz Spa. As businesses reopen, more offers will become available, so be sure to check with businesses for their operating hours and availability.

To access the pass, residents must register online. The process is easy: all you need is an email address and a local Ottawa postal code to access the deals. You can opt in to receive text offers or access deals through the site.

We are promoting the #MyOttawa Pass as a way to rediscover our city and start spending money again at local tourism businesses, particularly at a time when, for them, every dollar counts. — Michael Crockatt, Ottawa Tourism President and CEO

“With the #MyOttawa Pass, Ottawa Tourism is switching gears and focusing on Ottawans as the first ones to help get Ottawa’s tourism industry back on its feet. We are promoting the #MyOttawa Pass as a way to rediscover our city and start spending money again at local tourism businesses, particularly at a time when, for them, every dollar counts,” says Michael Crockatt, Ottawa Tourism’s President and CEO.


For more information, visit the Ottawa Tourism website or follow them on Instagram @ottawatourism and on Twitter @ottawa_tourism. To learn more about Ottawa Tourism’s response to COVID-19, visit their information page here. And as always, stay tuned to Ottawa Public Health for the latest guidance. Happy exploring!


 

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