Things To Do
Local Attractions in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley
Bicycling – we will arrange (for a charge) for a packed lunch, and we can do drop off and pick ups to help you out with your riding plans. View Greenbelt biking trail system »
Motorcycling – lots of excellent motorcycling roads in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Take the ferry across at Quoyon or the bridge at Renfrew to get to Quebec.
Hiking – Gatineau Hills just across the river – lots of hiking and biking trails (on road and off road)
Snowmobiling – OFSC trails in nearby Almonte
ATVing – extensive ATV trails in immediate area
Performing Arts – The National Arts Centre – Centre National Des Arts (NAC-CNA) is a Canadian centre for the performing arts located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. As the sole bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada, the NAC-CNA is home to multiple programming streams, including: Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Dance. In addition, NAC Presents provides a venue to established and emerging artists where they can showcase their creative works.
Guests of Windsong Manor are eligible for discounts at the NAC-CNA. For up-to-the-minute event programming, please visit the NAC-CNA website. For information regarding discounts, please speak with your Windsong Manor hosts, Debbie and Peter Bernhardt.
Canadian Tire Centre – Kanata – ask about our free shuttle service that we provide to our guests (only one two way shuttle service per guestroom per day/night)
Tangers Shopping Outlet – Kanata – shop until you drop – but don’t drop until you get your head on your pillow at Windsong Manor B&B – we will also provide free shuttle service to Tangers Shopping Outlet for our guests (only one two way shuttle service per guestroom per day/night)
Antique Stores – plenty of well stocked antique stores in Almonte and surrounding areas
Aquatopia Conservatory — new wedding venue opening in Spring 2015 (venue suitable for up to 150 guests)
Restaurants – ask Debbie or Peter for recommendations
Other Festivals and celebrations – too numerous to list – check out the Ottawa Tourism website for full calendar of events or Ottawa Festivals website
Historical sites – did you know that there is a historical link between basketball and Almonte?
Parliament buildings – check out the Peace Tower vantage point and ask a tour guide about what happens to the flag they fly on the Peace Tower
Boating or skating on the canal – the canal has something to offer no matter what time of the year
Royal Canadian Mint – they will “show you the money”, but sorry – no free samples
Museums– National Art Gallery, War Museum, Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, the Diefenbunker (only 15 minutes away in Carp, Ontario)
Beaches – believe it or not there are quite a few beaches in the Ottawa area — Mooney’s Bay Beach, Brittania Beach, Westboro Beach and Petrie Island Beach (east side of Ottawa) to name a few
THINGS TO DO AT WINDSONG MANOR
Internet Lounge – free Wifi and use of guest laptop and printer, coffee/tea station.
Guest Lounge – comfortable and beautifully decorated guest lounge with wood burning insert. Relax and read a book or magazine, or just hang out with your fellow guests.
Terrace & Hot Tub area – enjoy the terrace in the warmer months. Bring your swim suit and have a relaxing soak in the hot tub which is open year round.
Pond area – enjoy the Adirondack chairs in the warmer months, listen to the frogs call out to each other, and the song of the wind in the grassy knoll on the other side of the pond.
We are pet friendly.
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