Winterlude will make its in-person return in 2022 with COVID-19 protocols in place. The beloved celebration highlights the beauty of Ottawa and Gatineau while showcasing local artistic talents and businesses.
Next year’s festivities will mark the second annual National Ice Carving Competition on February 5th and 6th, 2022. Ice sculptures from talents across the country will be on display throughout February and you can cast your vote for your favourite online from February 11th to 20th, 2022.
So much to choose from
There is no shortage of activities at Winterlude. The staple Snowflake Kingdom will return to Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau with tubing and other outdoor activities on offer. Meanwhile, in Ottawa, Sparks Street will be brimming with interactive ice sculptures and light displays. The city will be in full Winterlude swing. You’ll want to walk through The Glebe, Little Italy and along Wellington for some other wintry goodness.
Winterlude also includes the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and the Winter Triathlon along the Rideau Canal Skateway.
There is something for everyone with even more programming from the National Arts Centre, the Canadian Museum of Nature and Capital Pride.
Indigenous storytelling at Winterlude
Have you ever watched a film set against a snow bank big screen? Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North will return in 2022, showcasing Indigenous stories from Inuit, Sami and Sakha. Check it out at Lansdowne Park on February 4th to 6th.
Meanwhile, the Circle of Life brings together sculptors, artists, poets and musicians to celebrate the Dene, Anishinaabe, Cree, Inuk and Métis nations. It will take place on Sparks Street on weekends from February 4th to 21st.
Check out Winterlude from February 4th to 21st. Learn more about the festivities here.
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