Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, the land of maple leaves. A beautiful city that is also one of the coldest capitals in the world, Ottawa is famed for its historical landmarks that are set against stunning scenery.
What better way to explore the sparkling winter wonderland of Ottawa than to skate on the largest naturally frozen skating rink in the world? Glide down the entire 7.8km stretch of the Rideau Canal Skateway from Ottawa’s downtown core to Dows Lake. Just like the Ottawans who use the canals to skate to school or work in winter, you can skate down this UNESCO World Heritage Site from your hotel in Ottawa to get to your next sightseeing destination!
Don’t miss a chance to drop by the ByWard Market both during the day and at night, especially if your Ottawa accommodation is also located nearby, in the heart of the city. A shopping district and a farmers’ market selling fresh produce during the day, do also check out the offerings by local artisans. At night, as restaurants and clubs open their doors, soak in the nightlife on the same streets.
Exploring the outdoors is a must when visiting Ottawa. Guests at our Ottawa hotel can tackle the rapids and white caps as you kayak or raft in warmer weather on the Ottawa River. As you wind through the city on your raft, enjoy a guided tour of the city as you take in the various sights that the capital has to offer. In colder weather, fulfill your Eskimo yearnings and take a dog sled through a world clothed in white.