Do you have plans to visit Ottawa this August? Or are you getting ready to go school?

Whatever your motive, enjoy a stress-free shopping spree in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown shopping area. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, consider staying at the Lord Elgin hotel to enjoy some much-needed relaxation. The Lord Elgin hotel offer a shopping package when booking your vacation. The package includes:

  • $50 Rideau Centre Gift Card to kick start your shopping (one per adult)
  • Chocolate Truffles: decadent, handmade chocolate truffles on arrival from local chocolatier, Stubbe
  • Full Buffet Breakfast in Grill 41 (for each adult)

We’ve planned out what a 36-hour weekend might look like  . . . .

 

Friday

3:00 p.m.

CHECK-IN TO LORD ELGIN PARKVIEW ROOM

Check-in is at 3: 00 p.m.  arrive anytime before or after.  Once you’ve settled in, prepare for a relaxing evening by checking out the Lord Elgin’s amenities. Perhaps sit by the pool side or enjoy a movie and some room service.

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5:00 p.m.

DINNER AT MAD RADISH  

Enjoy an evening out in the city. Exploring local restaurant like Mad Radish, which conveniently located 3 minutes away from the Lord Elgin hotel. The restaurant offers a healthy flavourful solution to eating your greens through salads and warm bowls. A new must-try that has hit Ottawa streets.

 

 

8:00 p.m.

VOLTA – Cirque du Soleil

Still want to explore the city before a big day of shopping. Find out if Cirque du Soleil has any seats available for their show VOLTA. This extreme sports show is a story about transformation, and freedom. You won’t be able to leave a negative review.

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Saturday

BEFORE NOON

BRUNCH AT GRILL 41

Sleep- in. Your biggest worry today should be making sure you get to the stores before they close. Whenever you awake, try brunch on location at Grill 41 before heading to the ByWard Market.

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ANYTIME IN THE AFTERNOON

RIDEAU MALL

Begin your shopping spree through the help of Lord Elgin at the Rideau Mall. Find fabulous places to shop spend your first fifty on us. But, the shopping doesn’t end at the mall. From Elgin St. to ByWard Market, here are some of our favourite shops to pop into when you’re out and about Ottawa!

SHOP NEAR SPARKS STREET

Readi Set Go 

They have all the gear you need — whether you’re travelling across the country, across town, or just down the street to the park.

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SHOP BYWARD MARKET

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This is THE spot to stock up on your essentials. I swear you could build your entire wardrobe from this one tiny, but amazing, boutique.

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Milk Shop 

We promise you’ll fall in love with at least one piece!

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6:00 p.m.

DROP AND EAT WITH A VIEW  

After a successful day, determine whether you’d like to carry your newest items or drop them off at the Lord Elgin. Our dinner recommendation is at Tavern on the Hill located on Major Hill Park. They offer delicious gourmet hotdogs with a killer view.

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10:00 p.m.

FIREWORKS

If you’re not ready to call it a night yet, stay on location or head over to Nepean Point (right behind the National Gallery of Canada) to watch the Ottawa sky fill with firework. Presented by Lac-Leamy Sound of Light show until Aug. 19.

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Sunday

12:00 p.m.

CHECK-OUT

As you leave our lobby doors, we hope you return soon for some well- deserved relaxation. Until next time, safe travels.

 

Written by:

Jazlyn Dunham

Social Media Intern

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