Adjacent to the hustle and bustle of downtown Ottawa, the WelcomINNS Hotel Ottawa is a stronghold of comfort easily accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Your exciting discovery of the country's capital will be easy to plan in your freshly rejuvenated room, featuring all the required necessities to peruse your activity options. Surf through current exhibits at the nearby museums with complimentary Wi-Fi access and start your day with a boost of fresh fruit and other goodies as part of a free continental breakfast. You car will be safe and snug in the hotel's parking lot should you use it to conduct your adventures or decide to take alternative transportation.
Shade your eyes from the crisp winter light as you peer up at the glorious clock tower on Parliament Hill. Meander through the old stone buildings, home to our federal government. A magical sight in the winter months, the buildings are aglow in festive lighting and welcome any visitor with fascinating guided tours and vibrant light shows. Mosey along the banks of the Rideau Canal Waterway and catch glimpses of cheerful skaters as they carve figure eights across the chilled surface.
Winter in Ottawa is an exhilarating season, filled to the brim with delightful events and fascinating cultural endeavours. Satiate your hunger for on-ice action at an Ottawa 67's hockey game, and with your home base located only minutes from the city's downtown core, roaming through its glittering streets and exploring the varied neighbourhoods is especially convenient. Aimlessly wander the cobblestoned alleyways of ByWard Market, taking in whiffs of delicious market-fresh edibles, or seek out the robust cultural side of the city at the National Gallery of Canada. From February 1st-18th the city is abuzz with locals and tourists alike, out and about in tuques and wool mittens, embracing winter the Canadian way during the Winterlude festival. Be dazzled by the crystalline ice sculptures, glide along the beautifully frosted outdoor skating rink on the Rideau Canal Waterway, and enjoy countless other activities that will keep your desire to hibernate at bay.