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5 Ottawa Spots that are Perfect for Unwinding and De-Stressing

Last updated on September 13th, 2022 at 11:01 am

After a long week, it’s a good idea to take some time to unwind. There are many things you can do to achieve this. You can find a cozy spot at home to read your book, for instance, hit the beach, or spend a weekend at your cottage.  Great spots to relax and treat yourself can be found throughout Ottawa. Canada’s Capital is home to  several hidden spots that are great for taking a break at the end of a week. Whether you are visiting Ottawa for the weekend or happen to live here, here are five spots that are perfect for escaping stress. 

Nordik Spa-Nature

Let’s begin with a local favourite, the Nordik Spa-Nature. This spa is a place that many folks will visit when  they need to relax after a long work week. Lounge in one of several heated pools and hot tubs, several of which overlook the surrounding forested valley (it’s beautiful and super peaceful during heavy snowfall)! Additional services include wet and dry saunas as well as Källa, which is a floating therapy enjoyed in a saltwater pool. You might consider booking a massage as well to release tension in your neck and shoulders after staring at your computer screen all day. If you want to eat delicious food, then you’re spoiled for choice with a wide range of dining and snacking options, many of which are health-focused and refreshing.

Pop Up Painters

Pop Up Painters in Ottawa bring the painting party to you. They offer both in-person and virtual private painting sessions run by gifted local artists. Whether you are interested in hosting a paint night with friends or learning a new skill, Pop Up Painters will give you the full artistic experience. Take a look at their packaging options for your next private event.

Feline Café 

If you are someone who enjoys being around cats, this may be the ideal spot for you. Located near Little Italy, Feline café is ideal for anyone who like spending time helping and playing with animals. The staff is dedicated towards creating a comfortable atmosphere for their customers. In addition,  anyone interested in adopting the cats located at their café have the option of doing so. All pets available for adoption can be found on their website, and the cats have been carefully vetted before being listed. 

Visit Local Museums 

Ottawa presents a rich collection of historical artifacts through its museums. These are a great way to spend time with family, learn something new, indulge in culture and history, and remove the stress that has built up during the week. The museums located throughout the city are specialized and cover everything from  science and technology, Canadian and international art, and history to aviation and space as well as agriculture. In addition, some of these facilities will host special events in collaboration with local, Canadian, or international partners to showcase temporary programs. These will include stories from the Second World War, the mysteries of ancient tribes, world-famous painters, and much more. Enjoy the weekend with your family and/or friends at one or several of these museums for some creative inspiration. Local Ottawa Public Library branches also offer free passes for you to borrow!

Major’s Hill Park

Some people enjoy taking a peaceful walk through nature to relax. If you want to avoid the city bustle but don’t want to go too far, then take a stroll through Major’s Hill Park. This is located in the heart of downtown with a view of Parliament and the Ottawa River. On weekends, it can be a pleasant spot for hosting a picnic with friends.   After a stressful day or week, it’s a great idea to take some time to focus on yourself. Unwind with a friend by visiting a spa, museum, or park. Whether you have recently relocated to Ottawa or have lived here for years, we can help you find places to rest and relax. Contact our experienced and friendly realty team today!