24 Hours in Ottawa – We’ve scouted out the very best of the city to pack into your stay

24 Hours in Ottawa – We’ve scouted out the very best of the city to pack into your stay

Ottawa is finally in full bloom. The nation’s capital has matured in recent years and spring always brings out its best. The team at the new Alt Hotel on Slater Street has scouted out the very best of the city to pack into your stay…

Check in to chic new lodgings:

The newest Alt Hotel, by Group Germain, the Canadian indie boutique hotel company, features ultra-contemporary styling, a green ethos (the hotel is heated and cooled geothermally) and offers a year-round flat rate of $154. Plan your stay at althotels.com.

Grab-and-go for breakfast or lunch at Altcetera café off the Alt’s lobby. Or wander over to the nearby Byward Market, which has exploded in recent years with hip bars, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as food stalls.

Shop for clothing and accessories by more than 50 artisans and designers at Eclection in the Market. Or try Red Velvet at 253 Elgin Street, for curated creations by Canadian and foreign designers.

Dine out:

The Fauna Food + Bar, at 425 Bank St. presents locally sourced food and drink amid décor created Ontario and Quebec artisans. Mexican eatery El Camino at 380 Elgin St. features wild-salmon tartare tostadas with “funky chili” and other innovations. Union Local 213 at 315 Somerset St. has communal-table seating and a late-night menu. Beckta at 150 Elgin St. is the ideal special occasion restaurant.

After hours:

Start with cocktails at Hooch Bourbon House, 180 Rideau Street. The Velvet Room, 62 York Street, remains a hot dance club. Or hike out to House of Targ, 1077 Bank Street, for an evening of live music, pinball and perogies.

 
This is sponsored content. For more details on the Alt Hotel Ottawa, or for more hot spots for day or night, check out the Alt Hotel team’s Local Guide at althotels.com.