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One of the best things about living in Ottawa is how easy it is to escape from the city. What Otown lacks in city size it more than makes up for in proximity to majestic nature and cozy little townlets.

Chelsea is one such example of a perfect city getaway. Just 10 minutes from downtown, the municipality brings a classic charm to the beautiful Quebec countryside. Here, you can wander around the main street in Old Chelsea, enjoy some fine dining in old log cabins or go hiking on one of the many beautiful trails in Gatineau Park.

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Why not treat yourself to soothing thermal waters and soak all your troubles away at the largest spa in North America?

Nordik Spa-Nature in Chelsea, Quebec, is an oasis with thermal pools that will make you feel like you're relaxing in the hot springs of Iceland.

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If you're looking for a fun way for a group to celebrate in Ottawa that isn't just going out for drinks, you're in luck. The city and surrounding region have a number of tours and activities that are great ways to commemorate your upcoming nuptials.

Maybe you're looking to spend the day sipping boozy bevies, relaxing in the water or adventuring. If so, here are six ways to celebrate in Ottawa with your favourite people, whether you're getting married soon or not.

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The quaint town of Chelsea, Quebec, is only 20 minutes from Ottawa and home to Nordik Spa-Nature, the largest thermal spa in North America.

While you could easily spend a full day at this nordic spa, this town has shops with locally made products, a number of restaurants and coffee shops, thrilling adventures and a range of hiking trails you can take advantage of.

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Are you feeling exhausted? If so, here are things to do in Ottawa this weekend that will help you unwind.

To help you relax and recharge, you could treat yourself to a trip to a Nordic spa where you can soak in the steamy pools of water. Or you could book a visit at a cafe where you can snuggle fluffy cats.

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