One of a kind finds, local goodies, and a truly Canadian feel – Ottawa for Valentine’s Day has everything you need for a memorable weekend with friends, family or that someone special. Here’s a few suggestions for your visit.
It’s a mecca for goods trendy Canadian designs, from stationary to accessories to clothing and so much more. If you are looking for a gift that’s sure to be a hit, this is a must for your Ottawa visit. An extra special find? This “Hottawa” necklace:
These doughnuts give you the little sugar rush you need to warm up on a brisk winter day. Suzy Q’s makes all their specialty doughnuts using local ingredients. For traditional doughnut lovers try the Salted Caramel, and for the adventurous give the Maple Bacon doughnut a go!
Take a lunch break at this charming Wellington West restaurant. Fresh, seasonal menus and unique offerings, like Caprese Sandwiches, has made Thyme & Again an Ottawa fixture since 1991. We love their tribute to the Valentine’s season with these beautiful window decorations!
Canadians love their butter tarts, and 3 Tarts Bakery serve up some of the best. Buy one to share, and leave room to sample some of the other treats in the shop, like their heart-shaped sugar cookies.
Question: Where in Ontario can you find a cake decorated to look just like a tasty bowl of poutine? Answer: The Cake Shop in the heart of Wellington West! The Poutine cake was created for Canada Day in 2008 and since then, over 5 000 have been sold.
Talk about perfect timing – one of Canada’s most famous winter festivals coincides with Valentine’s Day! Spend your weekend skating the canal, exploring the Crystal Gardens and taking in snow sculptures in the Byward Market. And of course you’ll want to try the quintessential Ottawa treat, Beaver Tails.
Where is your favourite place in Ontario to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Check out more vacation ideas for the weekend here.