Enjoy a shopping excursion while on holiday in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Saturday, 28 January 2012 19:39
Some travellers believe there is nothing better than hitting up some of the stores, boutiques and exclusive shops found on an exciting trip to a new city. Those who love to shop 'til they drop are in luck when they visit the region around Canada's capital city, as there are plenty of shops where they can indulge in a little retail therapy. One of the best places to venture may be Place d'Orleans, a large shopping complex in the suburbs of Orleans that encourages guests to spend a day perusing its array of fun home decor shops, jewellery boutiques, tech stores and more.
Not only are there great shops for adults to pick up the latest fashions and souvenirs, there are also lots of activities and events planned for children that happen at the mall year-round. For instance, there is a free-to-join Kid's Klub that puts on fun things to do, especially during spring break and other school holidays. This March, families can attend balloon animal demonstrations, a reptile show, face painting or kid-themed concerts right inside the mall. These low-key and free events may be a great way to spend some down time while on holiday in Ottawa. Most of the activities are best suited for kids up to 10 years of age.
If travellers are curious about the stores, restaurants and other facilities at Place d'Orleans, they may visit the mall's website for a directory list and further information. Its Facebook fan page is also a useful resource for guests to Ottawa, as it often posts exclusive deals, promotions and more for visitors to enjoy.