Being single on Valentine’s Day can honestly be cause for celebration. After all, with no significant other to share the day with, you’re free to do whatever you like, whenever you like. And, if you live in the capital, you’re going to be spoiled for choice. So if you’re flying solo into this traditionally romantic holiday, we’ve rounded up 11 super fun Valentine's Day things to do in Ottawa to ensure you have the best V-Day yet. 

Whether you prefer to celebrate Singles Awareness Day, or are looking for some Galentine’s Day squad date ideas, the capital has you covered.

From perfectly pink unicorn hot chocolates to the most chill rooftop bars, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.

And the best part? You’re not obligated to share your sweet treats with anyone at all. More for me, please!

Of course, February in Ottawa means there’s tons of fun and often free Winterlude fun for you to dive into as well.

So, no matter what your ideal solo Valentine’s Day looks like, you’re sure to find it in Ottawa.

Simply take a look at the list below and get ready for the ultimate treat yo’self day.

Take A Winterlude Art Tour

Price: Free

When: During Winterlude

Address: Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sparks Street is alive with stunning ice sculptures and beautiful art installations for you to check out during Winterlude.  


Sip Unicorn Hot Chocolate @ Allo Mon Coco

Price: Prices vary

When: Until February 29, 2020

Address: 2277 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can discover if this hot chocolate tastes as dreamy as it looks before it's off the menu again. 


Enjoy A Rooftop Ice Bar With Your BFFs @ Copper Spirits & Sights

Price: $10

When: February 14-16

Address: 325 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can chill out on one of the coolest (literally) rooftop patios in Ottawa and sip cocktails with your besties. 


Treat Yo'self To Some New Threads @ The Den

Price: Prices vary

Address: 455 Churchill Ave. N., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spoil yourself sweet designer clothes on a budget at this charming Ottawa consignment shop. 


Indulge With Hand-Delivered Sweets From Fruit Couture 

Price: Prices vary

Address: Online only

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to have a partner to get seriously delicious chocolate treats sent to your door. Simply order some for yourself, you deserve it. 


Relax The Day Away @ Spa Junkie

Price: Prices vary

Address: 219 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There's no better time to give yourself a little refresh, plus there are so many fun services to choose from here.


Skate With The Squad @ Sens Rink Of Dreams

Price: Free

Address: 110 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can lace up your skates and get in some super fun cardio with the squad. 


Cuddle With Cats & Coffee @ Feline Cafe

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1076 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy cafe treats while you play with a room full of adoptable kitties. Does it even get any better than this?


Feel Like A Kid Again @ Fun Haven

Price: Starting at $10

Address: 1050 Baxter Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: From bumper cars to rollercoasters, arcade games, and more, this Ottawa spot really does live up to its name. 


Soak In Breathtaking Views @ Nepean Point

Price: Free

Address: Behind National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you value your precious alone time, then a peaceful winter walk to Nepean Point is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.


Stuff Your Face With Tacos From Toro Taqueria

Price: $45

Address: 210 Slater St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: A whole pizza box full of tacos? Don't mind if we do. 


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