Chic Hotel in Heart of Ottawa’s Historic Downtown
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Queen Victoria, and the knight Sir Galahad have all been honored with statues on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. These three figures stand among a dozen others honoring important monarchs and politicians in Canadian history. Most of them can be found behind the imposing buildings where the Canadian parliament conducts the business of governing the country. The structures on Parliament Hill are considered some of the most impressive examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. The Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Parliament Hill, making it easy for guests to spend a day exploring the historic site.
Though surrounded by Gothic design, the hotel embraces chic, modern decor and furnishings. Mode rooms feature bold colors and clean lines as well as flat-screen TVs and ultraplush Sanctuary beds. Large windows put the capital city on display in rooms and at the indoor pool, which sits next to a wall of glass. Other amenities include a sauna and a fitness facility.
With this deal, you'll receive a $25 dining credit each day that you can use at the onsite Lift Restaurant, where chefs use handpicked ingredients to whip up international dishes such as poached sockeye salmon oven-roasted rack of lamb. The bar at Lift is fully stocked with premium spirits served in funky martini glasses. Children 6 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult. There is also a special children's menu available for those age 6-12.
Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s Artsy, Accessible Capital City
Canada’s bright and friendly capital city lies along the southern banks of the Ottawa River. The best sights are conveniently located in close proximity of one another, in the sparkling center of town. The Canadian Parliament conducts the business of governing the country in the imposing Gothic Revival buildings on Parliament Hill. Outside, statues honoring Queen Victoria, Father of Confederation George-Étienne Cartier, and about a dozen other important figures from Canadian history dot the grounds.
After paying your respects to the country’s most influential leaders, you can visit the nearby National Gallery of Canada. Before stepping inside, make sure to snap a photo beneath Louise Bourgeois’s massive Maman statue—a giant spider with bronze legs that seem to rise as high as the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica next door. For lunch or dinner, head to the ByWard Market, a huge public marketplace packed with hundreds of produce stands, restaurants, and food stalls selling cuisine from around the world.