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January 29-February 15, 2016

It's time to embrace and celebrate our unique, northern Canadian climate! Add some spice to your February weekends with North America's greatest winter festival. From ice carvings to 30' snow slides, Winterlude has an exciting variety of events and activities. See what else this festival has to offer—and get the most out of your Canadian winter in Canada's Capital Region.

Winterlude overview

Located at the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world's largest skating rink, Snowbowl delivers non-stop activities and entertainment.

Family admiring an ice sculpture
Crystal Garden

A winter wonderland of ice sculptures at Confederation Park. From ice-carving competitions to a fire and ice performance, you'll want to freeze the moment.

Winterlude entrance
Snowflake Kingdom

Head towards Jacques-Cartier Park for a day of snowy fun, where you'll find 30' snow slides and the biggest snow playground on the continent.

Kids eating at the Sugar Shack
Taste of Winterlude

Sample some of the best cuisine in Ottawa, Gatineau and the region, and learn new cooking techniques from local chefs and more.

Stay in one of Ottawa's largest hotel suites.

Plan ahead and take advantage of our year-round & seasonal hotel packages for your next trip to Canada's Capital. Book your suite online or call toll-free at 1-800-267-6644.