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Valentine’s Day in the ByWard Market

As post Christmas relaxation fades away we begin planning that special day. Whether romantic or fun, there is plenty for you, your companion, and your friends to entertain yourself with on Valentine’s Day.

Just as The ByWard Market hosts many events, such as OktoberFest, and the Rideau Canal Festival, Valentine’s Day is full of delights in the heart of the city.

Valentine’s Day Dining in The ByWard Market

The restaurants in The ByWard Market are offering all kinds of dinner specials for this exciting day. From an enchilada dinner for two at Mexicali Rosa’s for only $34.99 to an exquisite four course meal at Luxe Bistro for $85 per person, you will be able to find a delicious meal suited to your evening. Try Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro’s themed dinner, Mambo’s rabbit and white wine chorizo or The Courtyard’s Jerusalem artichoke soup.

Black Cactus, five course $55      Fat Tuesday’s, three course $55
Steak, three course $55      Cornerstone, three course $35
Courtyard, four course $65      Stella Osteria, four course $75
Luxe Bistro, four course $85      Mangia, three course $50
Mexicali Rosa’s, for two $35      Mambo, Table d’hote $55/$75
Kinki, Table d’hote $55/$75      Must, Table d’hote $56
Empire Grill, Table d’hote $65      Sweetgrass, themed menu TBA


Skating The Rideau Canal in February

Skate on the Rideau Canal with a loved one

There is no need to leave The ByWard Market when searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Lush is having a “PS I love you” party on February 12th, Victoire is offering 20% from February 1st to 14th with this coupon, and Argosy books has a half off sale from February 11th to 14th.
Take a staycation at the ByWard Blue Inn, offering 20% off a room on February 13th or 14th. A hot chocolate body wrap from Daya Spa is the perfect way to heat things up before your stay. Also enjoy the beauty and bustle of The ByWard Market by walking through the courtyards and nearby parks. Finally, cool off by taking a skate on the canal – easily accessible beside the Rideau Centre, and a lovely walk from the locks.


If the dinner options are not the fun night you and your friends are looking for, check out the Honest Lawyer. With a bachelor and bachelorette auction, and proceeds from $19 buckets of Molson going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, this Heartbreak Hotel Party may be just what you are looking for.
Finally, Empire Theatres in the Rideau Centre will have the new romantic film “The Vow”, and certainly a more platonic film or two to see.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Comment below with more great recommendations!

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