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Wellness run with RunWestin
Jogging de bien-être avec RunWestin

06:30 AM to 07:00 AM

Session Details

We know that it can be challenging to keep your running “on pace” when you are travelling

Join the RunWestin® concierge and our “RunSOGC” concierges Dr. Sony Singh and Dr. Sarah Smith for a 3-mile“ish” morning scenic run along the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River. Runners of all levels are welcome.

  • Complimentary bottles of water and towels will be available upon your return to the hotel. (As a green initiative, you are encouraged to bring a re-usable bottle and use the water cooler in the lobby)
  • Didn’t pack your workout gear? With Westin’s Gear Lending, they offer New Balance shoes and clothing for you to borrow during your stay for only $5.00 USD or local currency equivalent.
Cost: No charge

Departure location: Westin Hotel - Main lobby

Culinary ByWard market tour
Visite culinaire du marché By

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Session Details

Enjoy a walking tour of the ByWard Market. Your guide you to local producers, specialty food shops and restaurants in the ByWard Market and provide historical and cultural background to this historic neighborhood. Food samples and dishes are included along with interactions with the people behind the various food products and creations. The tour includes 6 – 8 stops.

Participants are to visit the ByWard Market at leisure at the end of the tour.

  • This tour is family-friendly
  • Participants must disclose allergies or dietary restrictions a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour date
  • Tour will take place rain or shine so bring reliable weather gear.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
Cost: $58.00 per person, plus applicable taxes

Departure location: Westin Hotel - 4th floor lobby

Haunted walk
La marche hantée

07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Session Details

Your guide will share some of their favourite ghost stories from the area and lead you by lantern light to some favourite haunted spots, including: the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier and Ottawa’s haunted high school. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again!

  • Spookiness scale: 3 out of 5.
  • This tour is family-friendly.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This tour will take place rain or shine! The tour is approximately 90 minutes in length.
  • Filming or recording of stories is not allowed but there will be lots of opportunities for photos.
  • Please arrive at the start location at least 10 minutes early and check in with the cloaked tour guide.
Cost: $23.99 per person, plus applicable taxes

Departure location: Haunted Walk Ticket Office, 46 1/2 Sparks Street