The school year is fast approaching so are the never-ending expenses of purchasing textbooks, paying tuition and more. Here’s a guide of some places in the capital that will offer you a discount or deal when you show them your student card.


Metro, Rideau Street, 10% off Tuesdays and Thursdays

Loblaws, Rideau Street,10% off Tuesdays and Thursdays

Independent, 296 Bank Street, 10% off Tuesdays

Herb and Spice, 10% off on Sundays

Sobey’s, 193 Metcalfe Street, 10% off all week

Second Cup, Rideau Street, 10% off from Sunday to Thursday on select items

Govindas Buffet, Save $1 on the lunch and dinner buffets

The Grand, 74 George Street, any pizza or pasta & an appetizer $21.99

Asian Alley, Byward Market, 10% off your purhcase

Summerhays Grill, 1971 Baseline Road, 20% off lunch and dinner entrees, $2.99 breakfast special (includes two eggs, bacon, home fries, toast)


Pure Yoga, 40% of any class packages  This can be used Monday to Friday 6am – 4pm 

Spin City, 15% off class packages

Elevate Yoga, 20% for students

The Dailey Method, 15% off any of our regular priced class packages and memberships. Only available for purchase at the studio

Upward Dog Yoga, $12 student drop-in rate

Astanga Ottawa, 30% off all classes


Get to know the capital with discounts at these great attractions:

Canadian Museum of History$11 admission (instead of $15) , IMAX $9 (instead of $11)

National Gallery of Canada, $10 admission (instead of $12)

Canadian War Museum, $11 admission (instead of $15)

Canadian Museum of Nature, $11.50 admission (instead of $13.50) 

*Bonus Tip: The National Gallery of Canada and Museums are all free on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Haunted Walk, $14.75 admission (instead of $16.75)

National Art Centre, 50% off regular tickets, 50% off subscription and cheap last minute tickets through live rush. For more information visit here.

Ottawa Senators, join their Sens Student Army and receive discounted tickets and deals. Sign up here.

Greyhound, 10% off tickets

VIA Rail, various discounts 

City Folk Festival, a limited number of “student rush” discounted tickets will be available daily for students at the box office, visit here for more information 

Rideau Canal Cruises, $24 admission instead of $27

Check out this article by Ottawa Tourism of FREE activities through the seasons in Ottawa.


Banana Republic, 50 Rideau Centre, 15% off

Apple, visit here for more details on their education pricing

Henry’s, save 10% on used equipment, 20% off rentals, 10% off photo printing, 10% off select products

Free Coupon Book for Tanger Outlets, access it here 

Wallack’s, 10% off anytime on regular priced items at their 231 Bank Street location.


Texture Hair Salon, 293 Dalhousie St, 20% off Tuesday and Wednesday  by saying code STU20

Jet Black Hair and Studio, 386 MacLaren St, 15% off on all services on Tuesdays with Apprentice, Advocate & Associate Stylists

Essence of Beauty, 180 Metcalfe St, 10% off waxing

Additional Deals

Apply for an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your University and you can access even more deals. It’s an internationally recognized student ID card so you can use it abroad as well.

Many businesses accept the SPC (Student Price Card). The card is $10 and then you have access to deals from various retailers, restaurants all year long. For more details visit here.


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