As the sun comes out and the temperature rises, we all want to leave the house, go places, do things and enjoy ourselves.

There are countless ways of doing this and you don’t have to travel abroad to do so. Visiting a park, going to an outdoor cafe, a day out shopping and more can all give you a great way of spending a sunny afternoon. One of the best things to do this summer is attend a musical festival, as they can give you days of activities and enjoyment. You can see your favorite bands live, discover new ones, check out the stalls, make new friends and much more. If you are looking forward to this year’s festivals, then read on for the top three.

If you’re into rock, metal and punk then the Amnesia Rockfest is the perfect place to go this summer. Now in it’s twelfth year, it’s taking place soon between the 22nd and 25th of June in Montebello, Quebec and you can experience live performances from bands such as Ramstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Megadeth, The Offspring, Eagles of Death Metal, Bullet for My Valentine, Killswitch Engage as well as many Canadian bands, with other performers travelling across the world to play here. Tickets start at $133 and camping is available.

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If you looking for something the whole family can enjoy, then the Festival d’eté de Quebec is what you want. Spanning over a week in July, from the 6th to the 16th, you can do a lot more than listen to music. While the likes of Muse, Backstreet Boys, Gorillaz, Metallica, Pink and The Who will be performing, there are countless activates to do and see, such as art exhibitions, the giant puppets of Plasticiens Volants, the Transe Express giant mobile and more. Now celebrating it’s fiftieth year, the Festival d’eté de Quebec, you can get tickets from $90, with kids under eleven getting in for free.

The 150th birthday of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is being held this July and you can get in on the action. Between the 6th and 16th of July, some of the tops musicians in the world will be performing. At the festival you will be able to catch 50 Cent, Muse, Pink and top blues acts from all over. The show sold out last year, so you don’t want to miss out. If you want to see some top class music or you’re just looking for something to do in Ottawa this summer, then the Bluesfest is where you should be.

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If you find yourself in Ottawa or Quebec for these festivals then there is more you can do. Whether you have some time spare, you want to do something different, or you whatever, there is a lot more going on. You can enjoy some top Canada Casino action at the Montreal Casino after some practice with Lucky Nugget, see the sights, including Montmorency Falls, Basilique Cathedrale, and the Plains of Abraham park and check out museums such as Musee de la Civilisation. If you’re in Ottawa, make sure you visit the Canadian War Museum, Rideau Hall, the National Gallery of Canada, Watson’s Mill, Major’s Hill Park or check out one of the many tours of the city.