We live in a beautiful city – original date ideas are everywhere, you’ve just gotta look! Or you know, turn to your favourite sex and relationship blog for help… 😉
I’ve created a list of ten Ottawa date ideas that will blow your bae away. Here are the first five. And bonus – most of these are pretty wallet-friendly! #winning
The Rideau Canal is the longest outdoor skating rink in the world! This date should be mandatory for all Ottawans. Unless, uh, it’s been a really warm winter and the canal is closed… But fear not! There are dozens of spots to skate across the city, and most of them are free. Check out the entire list here
2) Nordik Spa-Nature
Posh couples, this one’s for you. Spa Nordik is one of the more indulgent date spots in Ottawa. But seriously, what’s more romantic than swimming in outdoor pools and cuddling in fluffy housecoats? Maybe a couple’s massage. So many instagram-worthy moments.
3) Byward Market Picnic
Cheese, meat, bread, maple syrup, gelato – the list of fresh foods you can buy in the Byward Market is endless! Walk around with your other half and pick out some of your favourites. Then head to one of Ottawa’s beautiful public parks to enjoy your feast.
4) Parliament Hill
We live in the nation’s capital, but how many of us have actually taken the time to explore the parliament buildings and the beautiful property surrounding them? My guess is not enough of us! Parliament tours are offered in English and French, and are free to the public. And for all the single history buffs, some of the tour guides are really cute…
5) Escape Rooms
The perfect date for adventurous pairs. Solve clues and beat the clock to escape from a locked room. Themes range from scary – serial killer charade – to adrenaline pumping – prison break – so whatever you’re into, there’s an escape room for you. I know of at least five locations across the city, so this is definitely a new dating trend.
Stayed tuned for part two, coming out this week!