Orleans, a suburb in eastern Ontario, is home to various spots and attractions. Welcoming both the locals and foreign tourists, visitors trickle in huge numbers to experience amazing activities. Are you planning to visit Orleans in the coming weekend? We will give you 5 choices. Here are fun things to do in Orleans.
The Art Galleries and Artists
Want to experience a rich collection of visual media? There are six art galleries at Shenkman Arts Center showcasing a variety of artistic work. This is a public place operated by commissioned artworks in the City of Ottawa. Drop at iconTAG Gallery, AOE Gallery, iconLD Gallery icon, iconOSA Gallery, iconPromenade Gallery, and iconGPS Gallery for a visit. Admission is absolutely free, so you have no excuse. Confirm from the Gallery Calendar the upcoming exhibits you may be interested in.
You might also want to meet various artists at the six exhibition centers. This gives you a chance to see their newest creations as you interact casually. If you are lucky, you can get a ‘Meet the Artist’ invitation to have an interview with your favorite artists.
The Princess Louise Falls
It is one of the hidden treasures of Orleans that will take your breath away. Visit Princess Louise Falls during the spring season, especially along the escarpment south. For a picturesque sight, head to the area between Brookridge and the Falling Brook. There are also peculiar waterfalls in the top neighborhoods to check out. Don’t hesitate to hike up the mountain for the best viewpoint. Take caution along the bridge ways, water droppings, and the deep gorge.
D’Orléans Shopping Mall
Want to shop at the most popular stores in Orleans in a sophisticated ambience? D’Orléans is the biggest mall in Orleans, established in 1979. Taking up around 750,000 square feet, this is the place to get the amenities you need for a weekend trip. It offers over 170 small shops, a food court with excellent menus, and two big stores. Visit the shopping complex at any time, and you’ll find free parking. If you want to park outside the mall, find a side pick-up by the entrance of the Bank of Montreal. Before you leave, taste some New York Fries, Panizza, KFC, and more.
The Bowling Center
To make lasting memories in Orleans, you cannot miss the little bowling balls and big briskets at the Bowling Center. Retro furnishings and lane equipment make the center even more charming. Toss the balls down the wooden lane for a delight. This is the only place you get to enjoy duckpin bowling so you’ll be making remarkable memories. Get a few drinks and ribs from the nearby restaurant and bar.
Whether you are into boating or skating, every season in Orleans offers a special way to experience the famous Rideau Canal. It is the only UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Ontario, Canada. In summer, take a stroll along the scenic river back or cruise on the Ottawa River. Rent a canoe, paddleboat, or kayak if you want to explore the canal by yourself. And in winter, enjoy a unique skating experience as the waters turn into the biggest skateway throughout downtown Ottawa. Anyone can have fun in this spectacular natural site. If you don’t want to skate or boat, just go with your kids to see different types of boats making their way through the waters.