Seasonal-Warm Up this Winter in the Capital!


  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Skating on the Rideau Canal (Jan/Feb)
  • Christmas Lights Across Canada (Dec/Jan)
  • Skate Map
  • Downloadable APP to track you speed and distance on the Canal
  • Le Nordik Spa Access + Bathrobe (on 3 night package)
  • All taxes and handling fees


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Whether you experience winter each year or have never seen snow this experience is for everyone!  Winter in Ottawa is a beautiful, white blanket of excitement with so much to do and see. 

Our centrally located hotel accommodations are gay-friendly and perfectly situated close to the Village and local shopping and attractions, you’re always welcome to stay 2 or 3 nights – you choose! 

Christmas Lights across Canada lights up Ottawa in early December through early January; hundreds of thousands of lights decorate Confederation Boulevard, which winds through downtown Ottawa and neighbouring Gatineau, illuminating federal attractions, historical sites and other locales.  It’s also a perfect time for Christmas shopping, a little retail therapy.  Certainly one of the highlights of Winter in Ottawa is skating on the Rideau Canal (January/February), the longest skating rink in the world!  Only Rainbow High travelers will receive a skate map and downloadable APP to track your speed and distance as you skate down the canal -- and don’t forget to stop at the Beavertails kiosk for a delicious Canadian treat! YUM! (skate rental and Beavertails not included) 

Every February, Canada’s Capital Region is host to Winterlude, North America’s greatest winter festival. Three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity await; from spectacular ice carvings to an amazing playground made of snow, Winterlude is a great way to take in the best of our Canadian winter. 

Stay an extra night and experience Nordik Spa; Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Wrapped in your bathrobe (provided), you breathe in the pure air of nature, contemplate the forest, and listen to the sound of the great waterfall. You think to yourself that if heaven exists, it must be like this. And you're right! Saunas, whirlpools and multiple pools with crystal clear waters invite you to a ritual dating back two thousand years. So go ahead, close your eyes and rediscover the good life. A gourmet lunch is provided before leaving Nordik Spa. 

Warm up in Ottawa this winter!

Rainbow “RAYS OF HOPE” Donation Program 

WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY - As part of our ongoing commitment to community growth, Rainbow High Vacations supports quality of life improvements for LGBT people. We sponsor teams, offer travel-based fundraising programs, and forward donations to organizations on your behalf. (A receipt for tax purposes may be supplied, depending on the organization you choose).

To book your Ottawa Winter High-Lites, call 800.387.1240 or Contact Us. 

All prices are per person include all taxes

Arc Hotel   2 Nights 3 Nights
    Double Single Double Single
15 Jan - 31 Jan 2014   225 435 409 725
01 Feb - 28 Feb 2014   285 555 499 905

Westin Ottawa 2 Nights 3 Nights
  Double Single Double Single
15 Jan - 28 Feb 2014 299 665 525 949

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