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4 Ways to Celebrate Canada 150 in Ottawa

Lamb poutine and hockey exhibits: Canadiana comes to the fore to celebrate the nation's big birthday.


Andaz Ottawa Byward Market

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market

The 200-room property just opened last summer, with unmatched city views (pictured) from its 16th-floor rooftop. At Feast + Revel, pair chef Stephen La Salle’s Ontario-farmed lamb poutine with a Caesar rimmed with crushed ketchup chips.

325 Dalhousie St., 613-321-1234



Chefs Matthew Carmichael and Jordan Holley will spark both your appetite and interior-design interest with their latest offering. Their New Canadian cuisine (think chanterelle orecchiette carbonara) is served in a refurbished beaux-arts bank building.

62 Sparks St., 613-233-6262


Hockey’s History

The Canadian Museum of History is helping fans celebrate another anniversary – the NHL’s 100th – by showing off artifacts like Jacques Plante’s “Pretzel” goalie mask and five-time Olympic medallist Hayley Wickenheiser’s skates.

100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, Québec, 819-776-7000
Until October 9

Day Trip

Nordik Spa-Nature

This indoor-outdoor thermal spa in Gatineau Park is just 15 minutes from the city centre. Split your time between the seven baths and eight saunas before joining other robe-clad diners for a local-cheese platter on the Panorama Lounge’s terrace.

16, ch. Nordik, Chelsea, Québec, 819-827-1111



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