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Spend a day at the CF Rideau Centre
Downtown Rideau BIA

Did you know the CF Rideau Centre is the largest mall in the National Capital Region and the fourth busiest shopping centre in Canada?

It is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps away from the Parliament buildings, gorgeous Château Laurier, and bustling Rideau Street. 

Whether you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe this season, need a spiffy look for an upcoming wedding, on the hunt for souvenirs, an art piece, or just looking for a place to spend a fun afternoon with your besties, the Rideau Centre is the place for you. 

Rideau Centre has everything you need to enjoy a fulfilling day. Read through to plan your day according to your personality and favourite things to do! 

Click here for an up-to-date directory of Rideau Centre shops!  

Athletics

Good Life Fitness Rideau 

The Rideau Centre has its very own Good Life. Pop in for a quick workout or participate in a class taught by one of their certified instructors. Good Life’s goal is to help Canadians live good, healthy, and fit lives in an inspiring and motivational environment. Visit today to get your sweat on!
Located on Level 1. 

Saje Natural Wellness 

Post workout has you sore? Treat your muscle aches and visit Saje Natural Wellness. A Canadian company founded in British Columbia, Saje is dedicated to connecting people to the healing power of plants through natural remedies and 100% natural products. Saje is passionate about wellness, and their lovely team at the Rideau Centre are ready to help you with any questions you may have. 

Located on Level 2. 

lululemon 

Everybody’s favourite for athletic wear, lululemon. Treat yourself to some new gear! We recommend a cute matching set perfect for summer. They offer a range of technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out, and just about any activity. The friendly staff at lululemon are always eager and ready to see new and familiar faces. 

Located on Level 3. 

Self-care

Fernandino 

Are you looking to freshen up your look for the summer? Book that crazy colour change, trim, or crazy cut with Fernandino. Fernandino is Rideau Centre’s place for all hair and esthetic services. The lovely stylists are dedicated to making you feel beautiful. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with their latest promotions and styles. 

Located on Level 3. 

T-Nails & Spa 

T-Nails & Spa is the Rideau Centre’s go to spot for nails. Their talented nail technicians are patient, kind, and extremely talented. Come in with your inspiration, or if you are up for something new, let the technicians work their magic and choose your nails for you. Follow them on Instagram to take a look at their past work. 

Located on Level 2. 

Equivalenza 

Have an at home spa experience with Equivalenza. Offering a range of self-care products for both men and women, Equivalenza has all your favourite skin care essentials. From face masks, to scrubs, and body lotions.  

Located on Level 3. 

Foodies

Chipotle 

Chipotle is alwa

ys the answer. A day of shopping at the Rideau Centre has you pooched? Chipotle. Hungry after a work meeting downtown? Chipotle. Coming back from a show at the NAC? Chipotle. There is never a wrong time to dive into a perfectly layered burrito bowl, burrito, or some chips and dip. 

Located on Level 2, corner of Rideau Street and Colonel By Drive. 

Real Fruit Bubble Tea 

Real Fruit Bubble Tea is the place to visit for bubble tea in the mall. They specialize in hand crafted fruit drinks and fresh teas brewed from loose leaf and espresso tea machines. All their fruit drinks are made with real fruit, processed on site.  

Located on Level 1. 

Food Court 

Recently renovated, the Rideau Centre food court will provide you with a seemingly endless array of options. Choose between your classic fast-food favourites like A&W or Taco Bell. Or opt for something a little more gourmet like a well-constructed Big Smoke Burger. Craving something with an Asian flare? Try a curry from Amaya Express, or some order sushi from Umi Sushi & Teriyaki. 

See below for a full list of Food Court options. 

  • Purdy’s Chocolatier 
  • Bourbon St. Grill 
  • Big Smoke Burger 
  • Umi Sushi & Teriyaki 
  • Shanghai 360 
  • Thai Express 
  • Amaya Express 
  • Jimmy the Greek 
  • Subway 
  • New York Fries 
  • Poulet Rouge 
  • A&W 
  • KFC 
  • Taco Bell 
  • Crepe Delicious 

Located on Level 2. 

Fun extras

 

October’s Very Own (OVO) 

You may have heard of this shop form its founder, Drake. This is the only October’s Very Own in Ottawa. OVO is a Canadian lifestyle brand, headquartered in Toronto. They design and manufacture premium clothing, streetwear, outerwear, accessories, and home goods inspired by Canadian roots. Stop by and who knows, maybe you’ll see Aubrey himself. 

Located on Level 2. 

Change Lingerie 

Change Lingerie strives to make a change in lingerie. They are dedicated to respecting the natural body. They do not dictate how your body should look, and do not promise that their products will create a whole new you. Instead, they use luxurious materials to help you feel beautiful from the inside out. 

Located on Level 3. 

Anaya Arts 

Anaya Arts local and innovative art brand based in Ottawa, focused on diverse representation and sustainability. From unique wall art, apparel, to accessories, Anaya Arts certainly has something for everyone!  

Located on Level 1. 

Nordstrom 

The only Nordstrom in Ottawa. Nordstrom is the place for you, whether you are looking for to dress up for a fancy occasion, in need of some new work clothes, or just looking to browse their dreamy collection of shoes and cosmetics. Their personal stylists can help you with any questions, and even offer alterations.  

Feeling hungry? Stop by their Bazille restaurant features bistro cuisine and a full bar. Enjoy fresh salads, special entrées, and house made desserts. You can also stop by their Nordstrom Ebar for an espresso drink and delicious coffee. 

Located on Level 3 and 4. 

About the author

Downtown Rideau BIA

A 53-block area representing over 600 thriving businesses and organizations, the main goal of the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area (D.R.B.I.A.) is to position the district as a high-street destination for shopping, dining, and culture.

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