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5 Ways to Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Ottawa


For those of you who embrace the chocolate and flowers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning to spend the day with your loved one or your best gal pals, there are a ton of ways you can spend this day in Ottawa.

Spa Date

Who doesn’t love a good Nordik date? Don’t let the cold weather deter you, the sights of snow covered trees are unbeatable – and the hot tubs will keep you nice and toasty. Spend the day soaking, relaxing and sipping on some drinks, or enjoy the nighttime views under the twinkle lights. Looking to go one step further? Treat each other to some of the additional spa services available.

Dinner Date

A classic Valentine’s Day date – dinner at one of your favourite restaurants. For some elegant and fall-off-your-seat delicious eats, check out one of the restaurants below!
Sidedoor | 18b York Street
e18hteen | 18 York Street
Riviera | 62 Sparks Street
North & Navy | 226 Nepean Street

Stay In

Avoid the crowds and spend a romantic night in. Prepare your favourite foods, grab a bottle of your favourite wine – or champagne – and enjoy the evening in the comfort of your LIV Apartments suite. Warmth, comfort, your loved one or gal pals and your couch… what more could you ask for?


To satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings, skip dinner and go straight for dessert. The below dessert focused restaurants and cafes will satisfy all your sweet tooth dreams.
Cacao 70 | 53 William Street | Unit 109 – 225 Marché Way
Chocolat Favoris | 455 Boulevard de la Gappe | 180 Vanguard Drive | 1055 Greenbank Road | 449 Hazeldean Road
Stella Luna | 1103 Bank Street | 1130 Wellington Street West


Winter in Ottawa is beautiful. Grab your skates and spend Valentine’s Day skating on the Rideau Canal, at Lansdowne Park, City Hall or one of the many other outdoor skating rinks! A skating tradition – treat yourself and warm up with a delicious beavertail.

Whichever way you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, we hope you enjoy your favourite treats!

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