Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean you have to be trapped indoors. That's what winter is for! Any chance we have to sit outside we need to take advantage of and even better, the weather has been so beautiful lately that we actually want to sit outside.
There are a ton of patios that you should have already visited this summer, as well as a ton of rooftop patios to get those #views of the city. However, unless you're in a park, there isn't really places to lounge around and do nothing in the city. Or is there?
The first place you would think to go in Ottawa to get work done is probably a cafe. They have wifi and they have coffee. But what if you wanted a beer and wifi? Terrace on the Canal is the most amazing spot for literally any reason. To catch up with friends, to relax after a long run along the Canal or just to chill TF out, you're welcomed here! Oh, and so is your pet.
Not only is it a mix between a community park and a patio, they have everything you would ever need and more here. With couches to lounge on, you can sip on local beer, Urban Juice Press juices, and on the weekends a local food truck is there to serve meals since there is no kitchen. Talk about best place ever!
If you thought Terrace on the Canal couldn't get better, you're wrong. They don't only have the most unreal panoramic views of downtown Ottawa, but they also have fitness classes every Saturday at 9 am and 12 pm for only $15. So you can work out outdoors and get your day started right! Did I mention they have a live DJ at these workouts too?
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Terrace on the Canal needs to be your next hangout spot before it closes up in the winter. There is no reason to not want cold local beer, on a couch, with the view of downtown Ottawa. With the twinkle lights above you, you'll definitely never want to leave.
Terrace on the Canal is located at 191 Colonel By Dr., and the hours really depend on the weather. However, most days it's open from 11 am to 10 pm. For more information, check out their website here.