Top 5 Weekend Getaways From Ottawa 

Work has been overwhelming, and life outside of work hasn’t been much better. Relaxing at home isn’t enough, but you don’t have the time, money, or luxury for a vacation. 

Our top-notch list pinpoints the top destinations to visit and the favored attractions to explore in Ottawa. So pack your bags and your camera roll. It’s time for the weekend getaway from Ottawa! 

FORT-COULONGE, QUEBEC

It is widely known for homing the Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge, its impressive logging history, and outdoor recreational opportunities waiting to be explored! 

MERRICKVILLE, ONTARIO

It has officially snagged the title of “Canada’s Most Beautiful Village,” thanks to its many designated heritage buildings, a vibrant Victorian village settled on the Rideau Canal.

CALABOGIE, ONTARIO

Popularly known for its array of outdoor recreational opportunities, there’s no way we’d keep Calabogie off our list of top weekend getaways from Ottawa.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

This is fondly known as “Quebec’s Metropolis". It is home to many festivals, some of which are the largest of their kind, and other outstanding attractions. 

Kingston, Ontario, home to four of 11 surviving Martello towers, four Rembrandt paintings, two film festivals, and was the former capital of the Province of Canada until 1841.

KINGSTON, ONTARIO

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