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7 Date Ideas in Ottawa to Inspire You


Date nights can be spent in your LIV Apartment or exploring the city – the possibilities really are endless. Ottawa and Quebec are filled with restaurants, events and activities for you to check out and enjoy. To give you a little inspiration for your next date night, we’ve put together 7 ideas that you could try!

Dinner and a Movie

A classic date night idea. Elevate the experience by trying the VIP Cineplex theatres at Lansdowne! Enjoy some snacks in your seat, or grab a bite to eat before or after at one of the many restaurants in the area. For more restaurant ideas, take a look at 20 restaurants near LIV, here.

Lunch and Explore

Dates don’t have to be reserved for the evening. Walk around the ByWard market, enjoy a sit down lunch or grab some items to go and walk about the market or explore Parliament Hill.

Canal Picnic

Better saved for the summer, a picnic is a great way to spend an afternoon and you can’t beat a view of the canal while you’re enjoying your meal! During the summer, you can also rent canoes and paddle boats to travel along Dows Lake. To make it even better, Dows Lake is just a short walk from LIV Apartments!


Get out on the Rideau Canal or enjoy the outdoor rinks at City Hall and Lansdowne! Warm up with a beavertail and hot chocolate – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the winter.

Quebec Adventure

Make your way over to Quebec and enjoy a meal at Chelsea Pub or spend the evening at the Lac-Leamy Casino. Enjoy a meal at Le Baccara, play a few games and experience the Lac-Leamy environment.

Stay In

Date nights don’t have to be spent at a restaurant or out of your apartment. Spend time preparing a meal together, watch a movie or your favourite show and relax!

Little Italy

Little Italy is steps from LIV and is filled with great restaurants, including a ton of LIV Local Partners such as Salt, Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana, Stoneface Dolly’s and more! Take a look at all LIV Local Partners here.

As a LIV resident, you have the chance to win 2 passes to Nordik Spa! Share a photo of yourself with a friend or loved one on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using #fallinloveatLIV for your chance to win! Contest ends February 10th!

We hope you enjoy your date night! Share your favourite date night ideas in the comments below.

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