Archive | November 2015

How To Plan The Ultimate Vacation in Ottawa, Ontario

You’ve set a budget and it’s time to take a break from work and travel to canada’s capital for a great vacation. For those used to travelling, you may find Canada little bit more challenging to navigate because of it sheer size and land mass. If you’re looking to backpack, you’ll likely find yourself taking the greyhound bus transportation or via rail across the country. If your budget is quite a bit higher and you plan on seeing Canada in a more luxurious plan you may want to check out our hotel listing and consider renting a limousine from Ottawa Limo Co. during your visit. I highly recommend the lincoln town car stretch if you’re travelling for business with a few friends.

Ottawa has many tourist attractions for you to choose from. So how exactly can you create the ultimate vacation in Ottawa pan ahead of your stay. First and foremost, if you are visiting in the summer I would have to suggest experiencing the whitewall rafting in the Ottawa River. After a day on the boat you’ll probably need to wind down. What better way to relax then a Irish pub in Byward Market. Experience live music and dancing 7 days a week at several locations.

Beyond Rafting, there are plenty of other outdoor activities. However, we here at wakefield house are true historians and genuinely adore the old architecture and history of the Parliament Buildings. This area is the heart of Canada and a symbol of the great white north. Ottawa is on the border of Quebec and also presents an excellent opportunity to take in both Ontario and Quebec culture all in the same day. Quebec is said to emend many of Europe and is an excellent change of pace if you’re travelling from Toronto to Ottawa and considering extending your travels east.

Looking to experience some of Ottawa culture on your trip? Start with The Ottawa Art Gallery¬†and experience the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art from the 1880’s to 1980’s.

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If you’re travelling in the winter you’re in luck! The Rideau Canal freezes over and turns into the worlds longest skating surface. You’ll be able to tour on skates from Dow’s Lake. Often times they’ll have fireworks and set the scene for a very romantic, but perhaps, chilly evening if you’re travelling to Ottawa for your honeymoon. Whatever the reason for your trip I highly recomend timing your trip for Winterlude in the winter as you’ll see some of the best scenery ever and have a great time. So lace up those skate and head to that Irish Pb because Ottawa is ready to welcome you with open arms.