The riding has a number of paths and trails running throughout it, often used by cyclists and runners. Some of the most popular run alongside the Rideau Canal.
Home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, Ottawa Centre is a hub for culture and leisure activities in the city.
The Canadian Tulip Festival takes place annually in May with over 500,000 visitors. Over one million tulips are displayed throughout Ottawa, a gift from the Netherlands royal family following their exile to the capital during the Second World War.
Winterlude Festival is a major tourism event in Ottawa during February. Dating back to 1979, the festival features ice sculptures, skating, and other activities.