For Non-Ottawans

Hotels

We’ve made group reservations at two hotels that are within walking distance to the Museum of Nature.  Please call to book your room by June 18, 2010.  If you wish to book at another hotel, there are many to choose from that are within close proximity to the museum.  Book soon, though, since the wedding is on the last weekend of BluesFest, one of the city’s biggest tourist events.

The Business Inn
180 Maclaren Street, Ottawa
(613) 232-1121
1-800-363-1777
www.thebusinessinn.com
Group reservations under “Ashton Vilis Wedding”

The Business Inn is a privately owned suite hotel with studio and one bedroom suites available. All rooms have kitches, free high speed internet, big-screen televisions, continental breakfast and parking available on-site.

Best Western Victoria Park Suites
377 O’Connor Street, Ottawa
(613) 567-7275
www.bestwesternontario.com
Group reservations under “Ashton Vilis Wedding”

This suite hotel is one block from the museum and offers a continental breakfast that might actually fill you (eggs, cereal in addition to the usual danishes). All rooms have kitchenette and free wireless high-speed internet. Parking is available on-site.

What to do in Ottawa before or after Alicia & Derek’s Wedding:

Bluesfest
www.ottawabluesfest.ca
July 7-18, 2010

So, we hate to say, but we are competing with probably the biggest and coolest festival in Ottawa.  Bluesfest has moved beyond just blues and has seen acts like The Black Eyed Peas, KISS, CAKE, Kayne West.  So if you are coming from out of town and want to stay an extra day, might we suggest checking out the Bluesfest website in late February or early March to find out who is playing.  We just ask that you don’t ditch us to go see the main-stage act at Bluesfest. 🙂

Be a Tourist

Ottawa is home to Parliment, the Supreme Court, the Rideau Canal and lots of other great tourist sites. Check out the National Capita Commission’s website http://www.canadascapital.ca for information on the Rideau Canal, a listing of museums, hiking and biking trails, and information on local events.

The Canadian Museum of Nature
www.nature.ca

Why not take a full tour of the newly renovated museum?

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