The Byward Market in the heart of Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is just under two hours away by a scenic and restful Via Rail train journey from Montreal. Sitting in the shadow of the magnificent... Read More
The Byward Market in the heart of Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is just under two hours away by a scenic and restful Via Rail train journey from Montreal. Sitting in the shadow of the magnificent parliament buildings along the Ottawa River where it meets the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area is perfect for romantic strolls. En route, take in Canada's National Gallery and the beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral across the street. The Royal Canadian Mint and Major's Hill Park are worth a visit too. Be sure to check out the cobblestone alleyways and courtyards and the surrounding high-end boutique shops and gourmet local products from the many market stalls. Dine at a romantic French restaurant after hitting a neighborhood wine bar.Top off the evening with a craft cocktail at the rooftop lounge on the 16th floor of the new Andaz Ottawa hotel which offers premium views of the beautiful city.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Take a first class Via Rail train ride to Ottawa from Montreal or Toronto for a scenic, relaxing journey complete with a tasty meal served with a glass of wine touched off with chocolate truffles and a liquor of your choice."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Byward Market area of Ottawa is Canada's capital city's most romantic one.