1. July – Canada Day in Ottawa

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Ottawa – The Fairmont Château Laurier hotel and the the look to experience the best of Canada.

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann

Ottawa Canada’s capital has undergoing a great renaissance by spending time, efforts and money on sports, culture and lifestyle.


As a travel writer I love to travel the globe.
From India to Canada.
Why not ?


Its fun to join the Happy Canada Day on 1/7.


the Château is the grande dame, an iconic building in the city’s skyline, opened in 1912 with views of Parliament Hill.


Ottawa is the capital and it hosts nearly all the politicians, royalties, celebrities and diplomats.

But it is good to get a feeling for Ottawa, just go down for the Rideau Canal and rent a bike.


The canal attracts sporty types year-round, from winter skaters to summer joggers and bikers and kayakers who slice through Dow’s Lake, which adjoins the canal. Perfect fun.

Back to the hotel: It offers nice, warm corner, friendly staff and fine food with local ingredients.

The culinary moments could be enjoyed at the hotels resto.

With everything you could wish from fresh salads, antipasti and different kinds of pasta to meat and fish, it’s not by chance that restaurant enjoys great popularity.


Zoe’s lounge at the Fairmont Château Laurier is the place to be for tea.

They offer a world-wide variety of teas, the most popular option is probably the Canadian the that features delicacies from across the country. By the way a great spot to relax with a nice gin and tonic.
The stylish touch made me feel like at home. Cheers. I am happy.

The exclusive experience starts when you enter the lobby. The public areas are decked in marble, carved wood and plush details.


The lighting is warm, and the tone hushed, so the lobby and adjacent reading lounge are perfect for conversations, to relax and read a book.

on the lookout for fantastic hideaways.

So the the winner in Ottawa for the luxury check in is: The Fairmont Château Laurier.

There are a few things who need a face lift but there are also great things like iPad technology tour.
It was created as the hotel celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Just an easy download and it turns your phablet into a tour guide, taking you through the hotel’s stunning public areas.

Knowing its history made my stay even more meaningful, and I delighted in the details that make this property one-of-a-kind.

The 1920’s welcome you with a art-deco pool and a health club.


On the Happy Canada Day the pool was quite busy, a waiting list for the pool, hmm, that was a bit too much for me.

Anyway. The kids are allright. Green marble accents make it a nice place for a swim.


The king-size bed was comfortable.
My room was big, bright, airy and spacious. The aesthetic is very calming.

The marble-clad baths offer boutique toiletries and combination showers.

Truly an escape from the bustle of downtown Ottawa.

I enjoyed my stay and the lovely architecture. The hotel is really worth a visit.

More info and check-in: Fairmont Château Laurier

Living in style.