Urban Dictionary defines Masturdating as Going out alone. I.e. seeing a movie by yourself, going to a restaurant alone.
So if you have no friends, no problem!
Here are the best activities to do alone this weekend in the National Capital Region.
1. Hit up a beach!
The City of Ottawa maintains 5 beaches and this is your last weekend to use them! If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous Philippe Lake, Meech Lake and La Pêche Beach which are all located in Gatineau Park.
2. Go to IKEA!
Going to IKEA is way less stressful when you don’t have someone else nagging you and dragging you in the wrong direction through the labyrinth. Also, make sure you treat yourself to some $0.75 hot dogs and an ice cream on your way out.
3. See a movie!
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat by watching a movie in a dark, air conditioned movie theatre. If you’re worried about being spotted by someone you know, go to a matinee show. No one goes to the movies before 5PM!
4. Take yourself out to dinner!
One of the best things about dinning alone is that if the chef is working on something new, you’ll probably be the first person who gets a sample!
5. Go for a bike ride!
The Ottawa/Gatineau area is home to over 600km of bike paths! Whether it’s along the Rideau Canal or through the Gatineau Hills, there’s so much biking to be done! Don’t forget about Sunday Bikedays which also wraps up soon.
Leave the city behind for a few hours! There are so many great little towns outside of Ottawa like Almonte and Westport on the Ontario side or Wakefield in Quebec.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!