With the summer months approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning the best ways to spend your evenings. It can be easy to assume that the most interesting and exciting nightlife spots are anywhere but on your own doorstep. Whilst there are undoubtedly some brilliant nights out to be had all over the world, it is best to start closer to home. Taking the time to experience your local area through the eyes of a tourist will enable you to see new places in a fresh and exciting light, and will save you the cost of an expensive plane ride! Here are 5 of the best night spots in our very own Canada, which offer a brilliant night out for native and traveller alike:
1. Unleash your cultural side in Ottawa
Home to the Great Canadian Theatre Company which will be showcasing the “hilarious” play “The Public Servant” this summer, Ottawa is the perfect city to embrace your cultural side. Not forgetting the French language community in Canada, there are also some critically acclaimed French plays on offer with the National Arts Centre. If theatre isn’t your thing, there’s also classical music as well as dance shows on offer.
2. Have a flutter in a casino (or two)
If you fancy placing a bet or two, there are many casinos on offer in Canada. Located all over the country, there is bound to be something local to you. For instance, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is the perfect way to combine the stunning scenery on offer at the waterfalls during the day and to relax and unwind with friends in the evening. Of course, it might be wise to practice a little before you take on the big guns in the casino and sites like Royal Vegas Canada are perfect for warming up online from the comfort of your own sofa.
3. Eat some delicious food in Toronto
There is no shortage of amazing restaurants in Ontario, whether your favourite cuisine is Italian, Spanish or Lebanese: there will be a restaurant perfect for your tastes. LaVinia is a the number 1 rated restaurant in all of Ontario in TripAdvisor, with locals and visitors alike rating its Spanish cuisine as “amazing every time!” With a wide-ranging menu offering guests delectably delicious delights, from tapas, ceviche and paella, it is well worth a visit when you’re in the area.
4. The CN Tower
The CN tower is a 533.33m high tower and is one of the top attractions in Canada. With its 360 degree restaurant, it boasts a menu full of scrumptious food for visitors to enjoy whilst looking out over the city. As well as this, night time visitors can take in the lights on the tower which often are used to raise awareness of charitable causes as well as being an alternative way to experience the tower (especially if you’re scared of heights!)
5. Dance the night away in Montreal
Located by the water in the Old Port of Montreal, Terrace Bonsecours is a perfect place to unwind on a summer night. It offers great views of the city and the river alongside four floors full of party-goers. There are only the best local and international DJs playing, and its cocktail hour is not to be missed. During the day, it serves as a bistro with a host of delicious dishes to try out, so if you want to take a night off you can always pop in during the day time too.