Escape to: Saint-Sauveur, Ottawa


While Saint Sauveur is located about two and a half hours from Ottawa, it makes for a great weekend drive from Ontario’s capital.

The small town is located inside of the stunning hills and views of the Laurentias Mountains and is actually less than an hour away from the must-try Mont Tremblant ski resort.

Why is Saint-Sauveur the perfect weekend destination? There are many reasons.

For one thing, the small town offers great walking paths and you will find yourself exploring all of the different shops, galleries and restaurants even if you didn’t originally intend to.

In addition, they are quaint restaurants also available and one of the best is Le Zouk Beer et Bistro, a charming little resto pub with an menu for every taste.

If you are looking for a place to stay while you are in town and on your weekend getaway, the Fairmont Montebello (392 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello QC) comes highly recommended. The high-end hotel offers great views and a fantastic restaurant. Built in the tradition of the “Great Camps,” the Montebello is similar to Rockefeller’s compound in New York’s Adirondacks. Located in the woods between Ottawa and Montreal, the hotel was constructed from 10,000 cedar logs making it the world’s largest log cabin! If you don’t mind a little extra company, there is a six-sided stone fireplace in the main room that you can relax in front of at the end of your day.

Nestled between Canada’s largest cities, Saint-Sauveur is that hidden gem you need for one of the best weekend getaway trips in Ontario.