Here are the seven best reasons to stay in Orléans on your next visit to the National Capital Region. Please note these are in no particular order – though we’re very partial to # 3 ourselves.
1. The restaurants
Orléans has become renowned for its award winning diverse cuisine with many of its restaurants recognized on top 10 lists across Ottawa. (See our listing of some of our notorious restaurants starting on page xx of this issue of The Beat.)
2. Petrie Island
This little gem is nestled in the Ottawa River and boasts beautiful views of Quebec and is home to seven kilometres of nature trails, a canoe club, a nature centre and excellent swimming.
3. The people
Orléans is a very close-knit community with a fantastic, friendly small-town vibe. It comes with all the amenities one could ever want but is also only minutes away from downtown Ottawa.
4. The culture
There are so many places to hear music, see plays, and take in fine arts. Places like the Shenkman Arts Centre, pubs along St-Joseph, and Stray Dog Brewing Company to name a few. And, many fabulous summertime festivals – check out our “What’s Up” section for more details.
5. The value
Simply put, your dollar goes a bit further in Orléans with world class restaurants at reasonable prices and $6 for a first run movie at Ciné Starz Orléans. It doesn’t get better than that for a wonderful night out!
6. Quality Inn
If you stay at the Quality Inn, you will find welcoming staff and a lovely swimming pool. There is plenty of shopping nearby and it’s a quick drive to downtown Ottawa. Free breakfast, parking, and wifi included!
7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites
A night at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites will leave you refreshed and ready for your next day’s adventures, whether you stay in the neighbourhood or head into the nation’s capital. With friendly staff, attractive décor, and reasonable prices, Holiday Inn lives up to its tagline Stay Smart. Free breakfast, parking, and wifi included!