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Spring is here, Ottawa! The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the opportunities for outdoor activities are ample. We know you might be reluctant to crawl out of your warm, cozy Netflix cave,but Ottawa is one of the most exciting cities during warmer months. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of downtown, enjoying some peace and quiet in the great outdoors, or a fine restaurant on Elgin Street, there truly is something for everybody.

Here are a few great things to enjoy in the city this spring:

1. Beautiful Parks and Green space

If you’re looking to get out of the city (while still living in the city), Ottawa offers a large variety of parks, trails and green space. Spend an afternoon walking or biking on the Ottawa River Parkway bike paths. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather while also getting some exercise. Additionally, these paths are only a 10-minute bike ride from Greenbank Towers!One-bedroom apartments start from only $879 a month! Check out these apartments and make Ottawa River Parkway paths a regular activity for your weekend afternoons! 

You can also enjoy the quiet pathways and tennis courts around Innes Park in Ottawa East! This area is great for an afternoon or evening stroll. Additionally; it’s located right beside Innes Park Complex!

Looking for an apartment in Ottawa East? Check out Innes Park Complex today!

2. Patios on Elgin Street

Elgin street is one of the liveliest areas downtown Ottawa—it features some of the city’s best shopping, evening hotspots, and of course, delicious food! One of the most convenient things about Elgin Street is that it features many apartments that are right in the action— Centretown Place bachelors start atonly $899!

Enjoying a meal out with family and friends seems to become even more enjoyable once patio season rolls around. Elgin Street is crawling with all sorts of outdoor patios – all you have to do is decide what type of food you’re in the mood for! If you need some inspiration, check out our blog about the best restaurants on Elgin Street!

If you want to be part of the downtown action, check out Elgin Square here

3. Enjoy the Water

Ottawa is located right in the convergence of 3 beautiful rivers—Ottawa River, Gatineau River and Rideau River. All equally beautiful, the choice is yours! Enjoy a stroll along the water to feed the birds, enjoy the view and get some peace and quiet.

Many apartments in the city also offer swimming amenities for the residents. For example, the Prince of Wales Complex (only a short walk from Carleton University), and has an indoor/outdoor pool area!

There are endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather around the city, whether you enjoy the liveliness of downtown, the peace and quiet of a park or path, or the beautiful waterside views. Now go out and have a great spring, Ottawa!

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