One-Tank Trip for Feb. 9/19
(c) By Jim Fox
Calling all lovers, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so why not make it a memorable one?
As love is in the air, innkeepers and hoteliers are stoking the fires for romantic escapes to a charming inn, boutique hotel or spa for Valentine’s.
With the big day
falling on a Thursday, many will hold their desires until the weekend.
Skaters share a kiss on the Rideau Canal Skateway during Winterlude in Ottawa.
Enjoy a romantic tea for two at Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel overlooking the Parliament Buildings.
Zoe’s, the “beautifully revitalized lounge,” offers signature cocktails, light bites and maybe add a glass of Champagne to mark the occasion, said Deneen Perrin, director of public relations.
Afternoon Tea finds freshly baked scones, homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream with a choice of tea prepared tableside.
While outside, lovers can take in Winterlude on Valentine’s weekend and skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway.
Discussing the selections with Afternoon Tea master Alexandre at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. (Barbara Fox photo)
Come in from the cold with special menus offered at the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Wildrids. fairmont.com/laurier