4 Valentine’s Day Getaways in Ottawa
Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time for you and your partner to get away for a romantic escape—and Ottawa and the surrounding area offer plenty of options. Whether you’re a local looking to rekindle the flames of love or a visitor seeking a charming destination to celebrate, the Capital has something to offer everyone.
To help you plan this Valentine’s Day, we compiled a list of getaways in and around the city that will create cherished memories to last a lifetime.
This romantic getaway is just a half-hour drive from Ottawa’s downtown core. Nestled on 200 acres of agricultural land filled with trees, Strathmere is a place to slow down and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stay overnight in one of their country-style homes and complete your stay with any of their curated experiences:
- Private yoga
- Guided nature walk
- Bingo or board games
- Evening fires
You can also take advantage of Strathmere’s full range of spa and wellness services and farm-to-plate dining options to get the relaxation and nourishment you deserve.
For those looking for a unique and immersive Valentine’s Day experience, Parc Omega is the perfect place, just an hour’s drive from Ottawa into Quebec. This wildlife park offers a stunning setting for quality time amidst the beauty of nature and wildlife.
Drive Parc Omega’s 12-kilometre safari route on their 2,200-acre property. Surrounded by towering pine trees and snow-covered landscapes, discover Canadian wildlife up close, including elk, wolves, bison, foxes, and bears.
For an extended experience, stay overnight in a cozy log cabin, pod, or in their exclusive wolf accommodations—cabins, chalets, and lodges with large glass windows to offer a face-to-face experience with the surrounding pack of wolves in their natural habitat.
Fairmont Château Laurier
A classic romantic getaway in the heart of the Capital. Fairmont Château Laurier offers a castle-like experience with stunning views of the downtown core and Rideau Canal. This iconic Ottawa landmark combines luxury and history, providing you with a romantic setting for a lavish escape.
Treat yourselves to a fancy dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants, like Zoe’s or Wilfrid’s, where you can savour gourmet cuisine. Afterward, get a massage at the Relax Luxe spa, take a dip in their swimming pool, or simply return to your suite, turn on a romantic movie, and enjoy the evening.
Just a half-hour drive from Ottawa, Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa offers an unforgettable Valentine’s Day escape. This historic flour mill-turned-boutique hotel provides a tranquil retreat along the banks of the Gatineau River. Enjoy different accommodation options, like The Heritage Mill, The Eco River Lodge, or Miller’s House, indulge in a spa day, or treat yourselves to a candlelit dinner. Wakefield Mill offers the perfect blend of romance and relaxation to create lasting memories for you and your partner.
For more ideas of what to do in the Ottawa area, check out our blog at CLV Group!