Love is in the air! No matter the season, romance is alive and well in Ottawa all year round. We’ve rounded up some of the area’s best spots to relax, reconnect, and warm up with the one you love this winter season.
Nestled on 200 breathtaking acres just minutes outside the city, Strathmere offers guests a variety of day or overnight packages including a full range of spa and wellness services, yoga, and a 100% scratch kitchen specializing in handcrafted farm-to-plate menus, local craft beer and VQA wines. It’s the perfect winter wellness getaway.
Located in the heart of Gatineau Park, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa blends historic charm with modern comfort. During your stay, pamper yourself at the onsite spa, take a stroll into the quaint village of Wakefield for shopping and sightseeing or explore Gatineau Park’s extensive snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. For sustenance, look no further than the hotel’s own gourmet restaurant, La Muse, featuring local ingredients transformed into sumptuous meals inspired by traditional French and Quebec cuisine.
This unique rural oasis features a heated indoor saltwater pool, sauna, and lounge area. SHE Ottawa offers a full range of massage and wellness treatments in a relaxing private space designed for relaxation. Couples – check out the “SHE Loves” package, which includes massage therapy for two plus a cheese and charcuterie board to share with the one you love after your treatment.
At Brookstreet Hotel, in Ottawa’s west end, you can enjoy a winter getaway like no other. Settle into luxurious comfort for a night or a weekend and enjoy the hotel’s many amenities, including an indoor saltwater pool and fully equipped fitness studio. Book a treatment at Au Naturel Spa to relax and recharge. In the evening, enjoy the Options Jazz Lounge, featuring nightly live jazz. For brunch or dinner, indulge in fine contemporary cuisine at the hotel’s award-winning Perspectives Restaurant.
Fairmont Château Laurier
The landmark Fairmont Château Laurier is a natural choice for a romantic winter retreat in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Bask in its historic elegance as you enjoy a stroll through its hallowed halls. Nestled between the ByWard Market and the Rideau Canal, the Fairmont Château Laurier boasts spectacular views of Parliament Hill and is convenient to many of downtown Ottawa’s most popular attractions, such as the CF Rideau Centre and the Rideau Canal Skateway. And of course, no stay is complete without visiting the classic Zoe’s in the hotel lobby for afternoon tea or try the new Reading Lounge for cocktails, charcuterie and cool vibes.
How do you enjoy a resort-like retreat experience in the middle of winter? Head to Nordik Spa-Nature. This Scandinavian-style spa oasis features hot and cold pools, different types of saunas as well as relaxation areas all surrounded by the stunning natural beaty of the area. With several dining options on site, you can indulge in delicious and refreshing snacks, meals, and beverages. Add a massage or body treatment for the ultimate in relaxation and wellness. For guests who can’t bear to leave, Nordik Spa-Nature also offers overnight accommodation for a perfect romantic getaway.
Located alongside the Ottawa River, this Nordic-style spa welcomes you for a relaxing romantic escape just minutes from the city. Plan a day at Kōena Spa and experience timeless Nordic bathing rituals infused with laid-back Hawaiian vibes and hospitality. Relax, unwind, and recharge with the spa’s signature thermal experience, expert massages, aesthetic and body treatments, and gourmet bistro fare. Also, consider staying the night to extend your experience and spend a little extra time with your love.
As you can see, there’s a lot to love about winter in Ottawa. Which romantic Ottawa winter retreat will you choose?