Oh Canada! We all know about the snow, moose and maple syrup, but this great northern country also has cities young enough to be hip and trendy, yet old enough to offer rich histories worth diving into. And there’s no better example of this than Ottawa. The country’s capital has an easy cosmopolitan vibe, a super friendly atmosphere and culture on every corner. You’ll find photo-worthy monuments, world-famous festivals and even the world’s largest ice-skating rink on the Rideau Canal in winter. Even with all that urban buzz, you’re still right on the edge of nature, what with the thundering Ottawa river and nature parks just a skip away in Quebec.
You could be visiting for a weekend, taking a break from your 9-5 or showing a special someone around; either way, when it comes to resting your head in Ottawa, a bed and breakfast is the way to go. Think sweet red-brick homes nestled on quiet tree-lined streets, but still only steps from the beat of downtown. That means waking in snuggly, home-dressed beds, padding downstairs to a breakfast made just for you and chatting with friendly hosts (and sometimes even the family pup) for tips and tricks before you head out to explore the Canadian capital.