We arrived in the middle of the night at the pristine Ottawa airport to helium balloons and big smiles as well as a wardrobe of Canadian winter garb and all the amenities you could ever wish for. This couple know the art of hospitality and as Carol says, she comes with a personal chef! We have not often experienced anything below 0 degrees C but we have been pleasantly surprised that it's a dry cold and not the chill to your bones like wet New Zealand winters. They opened champagne and had every gluten and dairy free treat I could wish for (I had warned them of my ridiculous sensitivities and they went all out to make us feel so welcome and appreciated.) But that was only the beginning of being spoilt!
They took us to Parc ( which is not a typo, its french) Omega followed by Le Chateau Fairmont which is a luxury resort in Montebello, Quebec. Three course meals and a 6 sided fireplace with every kind of winter activity you can think of. Check out the gallery for some awesome pictures and a little more detail of those who are interested.
There is so much to say but I'll leave it at that for now.
Kate and Dayne