Spend a Day in the Glebe: Rain or Shine - The Glebe BIA

Spend a Day in the Glebe: Rain or Shine

July 7, 2023

Weather can be unpredictable and sometimes spending the day outside isn’t a possibility. While the Glebe has incredible outdoor spaces, there is also a long list of ways to spend the day indoors, rain or shine! Have a look at our suggestions and see what calls to you on a rainy day this summer!


  • Visit a spa! The Glebe has many beautiful spas where you can pamper yourself no matter the weather.
    • Third Avenue Spa is Ottawa’s only full-service Aveda concept spa, offering a full range of spa services using customized skin care products.
    • Accent on Beauty offers advanced esthetics and a full range of spa services. They offer specialized services including three solutions for hair removal: waxing, electrolysis and pulsed-light (IPL).
    • Glebe Osteopathy & Wellness specializes in massage therapy, manual osteopathy and yoga classes. Whether you are looking for injury treatment, relaxation or excellent yoga classes, they will be able to connect you with your wellness. 
  • Get a manicure: if you’re in the mood for some quicker relaxation, then a manicure might be just what you need. The Glebe is home to several excellent nail salons.
    • Glorious Nails Lansdowne has manicures, pedicures, and everything in between!
    • Plush Beauty Lounge’s goal is to leave you feeling fabulous and beautiful – inspired by the charm and character of the Glebe, they bring a luxurious feel by using high end products while delivering personalized service.
  • Get your hair done! The Glebe has countless fantastic salons where you can get your hair done for the ultimate ‘treat yourself’ day.
    • Reflections Hair Design offers all types of hair services from cuts, colour, highlights, straightening treatments and more!
    • Layers Hair Design is dedicated to providing the latest trends in hair styling, as well as perfecting the classics. Stylists stay on top of their game through on-going education and lively social media accompaniment. 
  • Visit an art gallery! In the mood for something artsy? The Glebe has more than just beautiful murals, it also has spectacular galleries to explore!
    • Rag and Carbon is more than a framing studio, it also showcases beautiful art of different mediums, and is well worth a visit. 
    • Studio Sixty Six is an art gallery devoted to showcasing Canadian artists with unique, thought-provoking pieces.  

Work out: 

  • Drop-in indoor roller skating:
    • Stop in at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion on Tuesday nights this summer from 7:45 to 8:45 pm for some family-friendly roller-skating fun! All levels are welcome and participants are encouraged to bring quad or inline skates. Helmets are required for children 10 years and under.
  • Take a dance class:
    • Fred Astaire Dance Studio focuses on the basics of dancing, and helping you transition into a comfortable, social dancer. Feel better on the dance floor, dancing your way to a better lifestyle and a healthy heart.
  • Take a martial arts class:
    • Krav Maga Ottawa, is the source of authentic Israeli Krav Maga in the National Capital and Outaouais region. Spend the day learning Krav Maga the way it was meant to be as a simple, practical and incredibly effective self-defence tactics! 
  • Take a fitness class:
    • Where I Thrive offers fitness classes driven by fitness research and student needs. They offer individualized attention in a group setting to give you the strength, discipline, and joy to find ultimate alignment. 


  • See a movie:
    • Cineplex Lansdowne offers movies in DBOX, VIP, 3D, UltraAVX, and standard, for the ultimate filmgoing experience. 
  • Play some trivia:
    • Jack Astor’s has trivia every Tuesday night at 8pm and 9pm! Come for a drink or two, and lots of fun! 
  • Play some virtual golf:
    • The Bunker is a 4500 square foot urban golf bar and watering hole. The venue boasts 7 custom and private oversized golf simulation bays powered by Trackman 4 Technology.

 Learn something new:

  • Take art classes:
    • 4Cats offers instructor guided and self-directed art workshops to allow you to immerse yourself into a new artistic medium! Spend the day finding a new artsy passion. 
  • Learn knife skills:
    • Knifewear offers a variety of classes to help you hone your knife skills in the kitchen and have you cooking life a true professional.