This attractive, tidy, and culturally vibrant city bisected by the scenic Rideau Canal and separated from the smaller city of Hull, Quebec by the Ottawa River is just a 2. A short drive west of downtown, Westboro Village has a handful of very good restaurants, including a couple of gay faves: Think again! A major sponsor of the annual Ottawa Gay Pride festival in Augustthe stylish ARC Hotel is an upscale boutique property with rooms and surprisingly reasonable rates. Downtown contains most of Ottawa's other top sightseeing draws, although one highlight - the Canadian Museum of Civilizationwhich traces the country's human heritage back more than 1, years - is just across the Ottawa River in Hull, Quebec. An old-school sauna with steam room, dry room, video room, open showers, private and single rooms, lockers and a large cruising space. To the north, in Quebec, the village of Wakefield is an artsy, bustling town with a beautiful red-clapboard covered bridge and a number of excellent restaurants.
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Sparks Street is a pedestrian-only street for ease of walking around the shopping promenade, and Elgin filled with restaurants and a wide array of mostly straight bars and Bank home of the burgeoning gay Village Streets are both large commercial streets in Centretown worth a walk through. While there is plenty of idyllic demi-gods shaking their perfect body well into the night in the gay clubs what we loved about the Ottawa gay scene is the focus on inclusion and the full spectrum of the rainbow community. Shanghai Restaurant Good food, great queer atmosphere and home of China Doll. Outside of the Village are bars further north on or near Bank Street, and another few in the Market.
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