The Best Kept Secret REVEALED – How to Enjoy Pride Month in Ottawa

Wait a minute.. didn’t I just write something similar about Toronto? Why yes, I absolutely did and you can click here to read it as well depending on which city you’re celebrating in. Being that I am in between both for work and to spend time with my husband while we do the long distance thing, it only made sense to give Ottawa the attention it so deserves now that I’m back. Not to mention all the excitement that we all so desperately need with patios re-opening and a slow crawl towards the summer months and some sense of freedom. So how are Julio and I celebrating Pride in Ottawa? Let me share the fabulousness with you all!

Let me give you all a little bit of context about my renewed love for Ottawa and everything I am sharing from it as the city I call home. Ten years ago I left for Toronto, and honestly thought that I would never look back. I had a specific vision of what my career goals and personal goals were, and Toronto was the end-all-be-all in my mind. Fast forward to December 2020 and I knew I was accepting a full time position in Ottawa, knowing that it would be the step we needed to take to save for adoption in a much faster way. Yes, for those of you only hearing the news now, Julio and I are actively working towards starting our family in the next two-ish years.

Pride Month is one of my absolute favourite times of the year because I am live my most authenticate self. We knew that Julio would be able to come visit and I wanted to put together the most fabulous experiences for us to share together. Similarly to Toronto, we have a Fairmont property downtown that offers experiences like no other hotel in the city. From the #LoveIsLove cocktail that we will be able to sip in the sun at The Terrace while enjoying Château Burger, a signature dish that I cannot wait to dig into to, it’s going to be a mix of luxury and history for us to share together.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier is going to be where Julio and I share some of our #Pride memories this month. Their Love is Love package is the best way for us to celebrate together and allows us to

“Celebrate Ottawa Pride with 15% off luxury accommodations. For every stay booked, $10 CAD will be donated to the Ten Oaks Project, a local charity committed to engaging and connecting children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ communities through programs and activities rooted in play.”

Offer Includes

  • 15% off luxury accommodations
  • $10 donation per stay to the Ten Oaks Project
  • $20 Food & Beverage credit

While we enjoy a luxurious stay at the hotel, some room service, meals on patios and exploring the downtown core during the beautiful weekend coming up, I can’t wait to bring you all behind the scenes with us. The last time that I stayed at the hotel was for the JUNO awards in 2017 and I can’t wait to re-explore it and fall in love with the property and experiences all over again for Pride.

Click here to book your experience now.

Join in on the social media conversation with us by following @FairmontLaurier on Instagram, @FairmontLaurier on Twitter and by ‘Following’ their Facebook Page. Share your #PrideMonth and #momentsCLH memories and tag your moments with the hotel and The Terrace all month long.

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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year, and the next!

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Google Device of choice on the Rogers network.

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