Please see the Companions Program, as well as the video below, for some great ideas on how to spend time in Ottawa. You can also visit the Tourism Ottawa website at www.tourismottawa.ca
The Ottawa Local Organizing Committee is are pleased to provide for you and your guests with a host of special activities and benefits to make your stay in Ottawa even more special. Ottawa is a fabulous, pedestrian-friendly city to explore, much of it right at your hotel doorstep.
In collaboration with Ottawa Tourism, we are pleased to offer discounts at a number of venues around the city. Just click on the link for Flash Your Badge Program to check out all of the details on the Ottawa Tourism website. https://www.ottawatourism.ca/fyb/
A partial list to consider:
In the Nation’s Capital: Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, National War Memorial, Royal Canadian Mint.
Explore Museums: Canadian War Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Museum of History, Museum of Science and Technology, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canadian Children’s Museum.
Enjoy the Arts: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Arts Centre.
Out and about: Byward Market, Rideau Centre, Rideau Canal, River Boat Cruises, Dow’s Lake, The Haunted Walk, Gatineau Park, Mackenzie King Estate, Casino Lac Leamy
To tempt you further…
We’ve have put together a number of additional activities to explore during your stay with us. You may even have to stay longer so that everyone can enjoy the Ottawa area.
Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute
Ottawa is blessed with having the only Cordon Bleu culinary campus in Canada. People come from all over the world to learn from the best in the art of fine French cuisine. For your travelling companions, the CAPD has created an exclusive special opportunity with a 3-hour culinary experience on the art of making French Tarts. Join your friends for this unique Saturday event. Register through the CAPD Registration site. Space is limited to 12 people.
The cost is $170.00 per person.
Immerse yourself in this relaxation and healing center, the largest spa in North America, set in a beautiful natural setting in the Gatineau hills just north of Ottawa. With its unparalleled facilities, this is truly a multisensory experience to enrich your stay in Ottawa. Follow the link to find out more. https://chelsea.lenordik.com
Canada Army Run
So! …. It was a great meeting, the party Saturday night was special. Now get those running shoes on and join in one of the best, most popular running events in Canada, the Canada Army Run on Sunday, September 22. Choose from the 5K, 10K and half marathon for the entire family. For an added test, do the Commander’s Challenge or Normandy Challenge! The events originate right downtown, minutes from your hotel. Registration is open and will fill up early. Check out more details at https://armyrun.ca
Ottawa has hundreds of kilometers of paved multi-use pathways. It is a great way to explore the city. We are also right next door to the Gatineau Park cycling paths and roadways to take in the glorious colours and test your legs with a few hills. To make all of this easier, we have arranged access to any bike you need through RentABike, a top line bike rental service in the downtown area. www.rentabike.ca