10 Best Ottawa-Area Date Spots For Mini Cooper OwnersBlog May 4th, 2023
MINI Cooper Date Ideas in Ontario and Quebec
As the owner of a Mini Cooper, you know that it’s more than just a car, it’s an experience. And what better way to share that experience than with someone special? Ottawa has a lot of great places to go on a date, but some are even better if you’re driving a Mini Cooper. Here are our top picks for the best places to go on a date with your MINI in Ottawa.
1.Go Zip Lining at InterZip Rogers
For an adrenaline-pumping adventure, take your date to InterZip Rogers for zip lining. This unique activity is a great way to experience the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Ottawa Valley. The drive there is beautifully scenic and relaxing. It is sure to be an exciting time taking in nature both in your MINI and from the zip line.
InterZip Rogers is located at 40, rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, QC J8X 0C2. They do not open until June 9th so begin making your plans today!
2. Take a drive in your MINI to Rideau Falls and Go for a Walk at Major’s Hill Park
Take a scenic drive to Rideau Falls and enjoy a romantic walk in Major’s Hill Park. The peaceful sound of the waterfall combined with the lush greenery creates a serene environment that’s perfect for a date. The winding roads leading up to Rideau Falls will allow you to fully appreciate the capabilities of your MINI.
Trying to find your way there? A Confederation Boulevard landmark, Rideau Falls Park is located at 50 Sussex Drive, a short walk from Rideau Hall.
3. Enjoy a Day at Meech Lake – Gatineau Park Quebec
If you’re looking for a picturesque location for your date, Meech Lake in Gatineau Park Quebec is a great option. Take a lovely drive in your MINI to the park and enjoy a picnic, hike, or paddle on the lake. As the second most visited park in Canada you can expect a great setting for the perfect date.
Gatineau Park is a federal park located in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. Administered by the National Capital Commission as part of the National Capital Region, Gatineau Park is a 361 square kilometres wedge of land extending north and west from the city of Gatineau. To get there you can map to the following address: 33 Chem. Scott, Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5, Canada
4.Take a drive in your MINI Cooper to Wakefield Quebec and explore the town’s trails and ski hill. Rent a stand-up Paddleboard
Paddleboard to the covered bridge. The town’s many outdoor restaurants offer a great dining experience, and the drive to and from Wakefield is sure to impress your date. Especially riding in the new 2023 MINI SE Countryman. If you are looking to see what Wakefield has to offer, look no further than Destination Wakefield. They are a great resource for all activities in the area.
5.Drive to Champlain Lookout in Gatineau Park (Quebec)
Champlain Lookout in Gatineau Park Quebec offers stunning views of the Ottawa Valley. Take a drive in your MINI to the top of the lookout, which is accessible by car in the fall. A rare treat that should surely be taken advantage of. The winding and extremely enjoyable roads leading up to the lookout offer a fun and adventurous drive, and the view from the top is sure to impress your date, and that is a guarantee!
To get to Champlain Lookout map to Champlain Pkwy, Luskville, Quebec J0X 2G0, Canada. It is sure to be an amazing and scenic drive that will impress you significant other.
6. Visit Nepean Point at Sunset
For a romantic and picturesque date, head to Nepean Point at sunset. This lookout offers a stunning view of Ottawa’s skyline. Nepean Point is a popular spot for couples, and for good reason. The view is breathtaking, and the atmosphere is romantic, especially at sunset. You and your date can enjoy a cozy evening in the car or take a stroll along the lookout.
To get to Nepean Point you can map to National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada. The view at sunset is something spectacular.
7. Skate the Rideau Canal
During the winter months, the Rideau Canal transforms into the world’s longest skating rink. Take a drive in your MINI to the canal and enjoy a fun-filled day of ice skating with your date. With the MINIs versatility and ALL4 drive you can guarantee you will be safe in the toughest conditions. Let’s just hope it is a sunny day that you and your date can thoroughly enjoy. Nothing better than a winter skate through the canal.
You can access the canal in many spots. There are about 30 staircases that lead down to the canal for access. If you do not own your own skates a great place to check out is Rideau Skating Tours. Their address is Ottawa, ON K1S 0Y1, Canada. Unfortunately they do not have a website, but their phone number is +16136196346 if you want to make a call!
8. Walk around parliament – look for the cat hotel
The MINI is a fun and sporty car to drive, and you’ll enjoy its nimble handling and responsive performance on the roads leading to Parliament. The drive is scenic, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of the city while cruising around in the car.
Looking for the famous “cat hotel” on the Parliament grounds is a fun and unique experience that will make your date even more memorable. The hotel is a small shelter built for the feral cats that roam Parliament Hill, and it’s a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.
9. Go to see the fireworks at Casino du Lac-Leamy (August 2 – 19, 2023)
The fireworks at the Casino Lac-Leamy take place over the beautiful Gatineau River, providing a stunning backdrop for the show. You and your date can enjoy the picturesque views from the comfort of the MINI Countryman. Fireworks are a romantic experience, and the show at the Casino Lac-Leamy can create a magical atmosphere for you and your date. The MINI Countryman is a stylish and comfortable car that can add to the romantic ambiance of the evening.
The hotel is located at 4 Rue Dumas, Gatineau, QC J8Y 2M5, Canada and is one of the premiere events of the year. It is a spectacular firework show that you don’t want to miss.
10. Enjoy an Afternoon of Art at the National Gallery of Canada
If you and your date appreciate art, the National Gallery of Canada is a must-visit location. Take a drive in your MINI to the gallery and enjoy an afternoon exploring the various art collections. The National Gallery of Canada has a world-class collection of art, with over 40,000 works on display. You and your date can admire the beauty of the art and appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity of the artists.
The National Gallery of Canada is located at 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada. The exhibits change throughout the year so check out www.gallery.ca to see what is going on this week!
Let MINI Take you there!
Ottawa has a lot to offer when it comes to exciting and romantic dates, and with a MINI, the possibilities for adventure are endless. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience, Romantic relaxation, or a peaceful and scenic drive, these top picks are sure to impress your date and make for a memorable day or evening driving the countryside or city in your MINI. We currently have tons of new MINIs in stock that are ready to go on a date throughout Ontario today!