2 Best Performing Arts Venues in Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Tire Centre

This arena is a huge venue where NHL hockey is played—the Ottawa Senators are the home team—and where such big-name acts as Rush perform when in town. It's 20 minutes from downtown, but double that during rush hour or when there is an event.

The National Arts Centre

This building is the home of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and a top venue for the performing arts, from opera to dance. In summer the center co-hosts the Ottawa Dance Festival.