The Capital Pride Festival: Ottawa’s Most Colourful Event of the Year


The time is almost here to come and join one of the most colourful events Ottawa has to offer. The Capital Pride event kicks off mid-August each year with plenty of events, a remarkable parade, and a festival that every Canadian needs to visit at least once.

Celebrate GLBTTQ Pride Downtown

The Capital Pride Festival was created as a mission to help bring the GLBTTQ community together and to raise awareness about this community. It is a celebration full of events, festival fun and of course, the Capital Pride Parade. Just some of what you can expect to see this year includes:

  • Cabaret – Check out A Gay Ol’ Time Cabaret II at the National Arts Centre on Elgin Street.
  • Live Performances – From local tribute bands to comedy to speeches, there will be live performances hosted by local nightclubs, comedy clubs, and more.
  • Film Night – Catch a few international and local film showings throughout the festival hosted by the Bytowne Cinema.
  • The Rainbow Party – One of the most colorful and exciting parties in the area. Hosted at Barrymore’s Music Hall & Babylon Nightclub.
  • & Miss Capital Pride Pageant – Each year there is a Pride Pageant where a group will display their many talents and help represent the GLBTTQ community.
  • Capital Pride Parade – The Parade is what closes the last day of the Festival and makes its way from Gladstone Avenue to Bank Street. You will see colourful displays, costumes and even performers.

Stay in our Downtown Hotel to Enjoy the Capital Pride Festival

Cartier Place Suite Hotel is located off Elgin Street. Whether you are attending all of the events or you just want to catch the Capital Pride Parade, you will be literally just a few steps from it all. Our hotel’s downtown location is 3 blocks away from the path of the parade and within walking distance to the local venues hosting festival events.

Do not forget to come back and enjoy Elgin Street, where you can find everything from local bakeries to restaurants and local nightclubs.

Book your stay online now or contact our hotel’s information desk at 1-800-236-8399. 


Are You Going to the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival?

Craft Beer Festival

Beer is more than just a drink; it is an art. At the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival, you can celebrate the history behind one of the country’s most enjoyed beverages, but also recognize the artisans behind some of your favourite brews. The Ottawa Craft Beer Festival kicks off in August each year and features the most craft beers ever seen before under one roof!

About the Beer Festival

The Ottawa Craft Beer Festival is one place where you will see the most craft beers at a single time. As the largest festival celebrating beer in Ontario, it is definitely one you cannot miss. Just some of the featured craft breweries that will be there this year include:

At the festival, you will see showcases of crafted beers, local eateries, local wine and ciders. This year the festival will take place at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park, Downtown Ottawa. There will be over 40 breweries in the park, fantastic foods from Ottawa’s infamous eateries, and you can even sit down and chat with the brew masters themselves.

Book Your Downtown Hotel Today

The Ottawa Craft Beer Festival brings in beer lovers from around the country. If you want to be just a few blocks away from the festival, Cartier Place Suite Hotel is the perfect place to call home while you enjoy the event.

Since you will be most likely having a brew (or two) at the festival, you do not want to bother renting a car. Also know that taxi services will have long waits accommodating all of the other festival attendees. Our hotel’s downtown location lets you walk to the festival and then come back to enjoy the nightlife and fun on Elgin Street.

Book your stay online now or contact our hotel’s information desk to inquire about seasonal specials at 1-800-236-8399.

Walk to the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

Chamber fest 2015

The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival is almost here. Kicking off mid-July to mid-August each year, you can enjoy this amazing event featuring some of the most talented artists and conductors. For the festival, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival is focusing on bold departures and original readings that have helped define and shape chamber music. There will be over 450 artists, 100 events, and 15 days of chamber music to enjoy; but to get the most out of it, you need to stay at hotels in the area. Cartier Place tops the list of convenient and comfortable suite hotels in downtown Ottawa.

What You Can Expect at the Music Festival

To help bring their focus to life, the music festival will be highlighting several artists from around the country and from different music sectors. Just some of the concerts you can see include:

Choose Hotels Downtown Close to the Venues

There have been several venues selected to host this memorial event. Some of those venues are:

By staying in downtown hotels, you can be within walking distance to most of these venues, saving you the hassle of renting a car or dealing with taxi cabs. Cartier Place is conveniently located in the downtown area. Our suite hotels want to help you get the most out of the music festival by not only offering you a convenient hotel, but a special package so you can save even more during your stay.

Book your stay online now or contact our hotel’s information desk to inquire about our music festival package at 1-800-236-8399.

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is Almost Here

Jazz Festival

You do not even have to be a jazz lover to crave the fun and excitement of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. This music fest kicks off on mid-June and continues on through July 1st featuring some of the best performers and vendors the country has to offer.

The Line Up You Can Enjoy at the Festival

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has an impressive lineup this year. Just some of the talent you can expect to see include:

You can see the full lineup on the festival’s website. Tickets are already on sale and you can choose from the Gold Pass (which gets you into the private seating areas), the Bronze Pass and the Youth Pass.

Enjoy the Convenience of Downtown Hotels

While there are plenty of hotels in Ottawa, Cartier Place is just two blocks away from the festival; so you can walk, enjoy and come back without having to hail a cab. Even better, our suite hotel’s prime location on Elgin Street offers plenty to do after your day at the festival. Just some of the activities to explore and check out include:

  • The Bakeries and Sweets – From Brown Loaf Bakery to Boko Bakery, you can find a donut in the morning or a delicious homemade loaf of bread for the evening downtown.
  • Coffee Shops – Stop by one of the many coffee shops, including the Ministry of Coffee.
  • Dine Out – While you stay at one of the hotels downtown, do not forget to visit one of the iconic restaurants on Elgin Street, including Johnny Farina or Deacon Brodies Scottish Pub. You can also eat in at the Café Mezzaluna located at Cartier Place Suite Hotel.

Book your stay online now or contact our hotel’s information desk at 1-800-236-8399.