No matter what you plan on doing this winter, make sure that Winterlude in Ottawa is a stop on your destination list. The spectacular outdoor festival draws over 650,000 people from all over the world annually.
This year\’s winter extravaganza runs every weekend from February 4th – 21st and is open on Family Day. The celebrations take place in venues all over the city including: The Rideau Canal Skateway, Confederation Park, Jacques-Cartier Park, The Museum of Civilization, and Ottawa City Hall.
The exciting three week spectacle has many activities and attractions that appeal to all ages, most being free of charge. Whether it is viewing the fireworks, skating on the Rideau Canal, watching the enormous ice sculptures taking shape, or keeping warm in the ice cafe, Winterlude in Ottawa has it all.
If you\’re still looking for more, you will also find free concerts, a hilarious bed race, horse drawn sleigh rides, the Norway/Keskinada giant Ski Event, Byward Market Mardi Gras, a massive snow playground and so much more!
Stretching a whopping 7.8 km the Rideau Canal is the world\’s largest skating rink. This skater\’s paradise is open 7 days a week and is well maintained by the National Capital Commission. You can call (613) 239-5234 at any time for the latest updates on ice conditions.
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