Your Quick Guide to Winterlude

Winterlude kicks off today and goes on until February 17th. You might be a bit overwhelmed with what to check out. Here are some of the key highlights!


❄️Rideau Canal Skateway celebrates 50 years as a beloved skating trail in our city.

❄️The Rideau Canal Skateway triathlon takes place on Saturday, February 1st at Dow’s Lake.

❄️Sparks Street, the latest site for Winterlude, will include ice carving, live performances, interactive structures and more.

❄️Lansdowne Park brings outdoor film screenings of Stories of the North brought to you by Asinabka Festival featuring artwork by Indigenous artists from the Assembly of Seven Generations.

❄️WinterPride takes place between February 4th and 9th featuring several activities for youth and the family.

❄️The Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival takes place on February 7th and 8th at Dows Lake.

❄️Jacques Cartier Park becomes Snowflake Kingdom & features several outdoor activities for kids.

Getting Around:

❄️There is shuttle service available between sites. The OLG Sno-Bus provided by OC Transpo & STO will run on weekends & family day during Winterlude.

Is there anything we’ve missed? Comment below!

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