Loving winter outdoors AND toasty warm inside... THIS is Winterlude!

❄️EXPLORE urban destinations in the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.
❄️SAVOUR must do winter activities as well as a broad cultural and culinary program.
❄️CELEBRATE, Canadian diversity, the 150th anniversary of the Métis Nation entering Confederation and the 50th season of skating on the Rideau Canal.

❄️1st weekend: 31 January - 2 February

Kickoff show on Sparks Street, featuring Sarahmée, DJ NDN, Virginia to Vegas and a special number highlighting the important role played by the Métis Nation in Manitoba's entry into Confederation 150 years ago.

Tim Hortons' 2020 Winterlude International Ice Carving Challenge on Sparks Street.

Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest at the Arts Court.

Canadian Culinary Championships.

MANY shows at the National Arts Centre.

In the Glebe: Stories from the North: An Outdoor Snow-Screening and family Roller skating.

Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration.

❄️2nd weekend: 7 February - 9 February

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour at Marion Dewar Plaza.

Tim Horton Winterlude Battle of America’s Ice Carving Challenge on Sparks Street.

Tim Hortons Shinny Hockey Day, Saturday February 8 from 8 am to 9 am, on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

Winter Indigenous Culinary Event at the Canadian Museum of history.

Northern Lights 2020 Tradeshow, Thursday February 6 to Saturday February 8, at the Shaw Centre.

BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

La Classique du ruisseau de la Brasserie (pond hockey).

Fire & Ice Winter Festival on Bank Street.

❄️3rd weekend: 14 February - 17 February

Canadian Ice Carvers Society carving secrets and challenges on Sparks Street.

Cool Science Saturday at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum. ($)

Annual Family Day Skating Party at the Marion Dewar Plaza.

BIG BANG Festival at the NAC.

40th Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis in the ByWard Market.

BougeBouge, a 5-km indoor run at the Shaw Center and the Rideau Center.

❄️Throughout Winterlude…
During the 3 Winterlude weekends, Canada's Capital Region becomes the stage for activities that celebrate Canada’s cultural, artistic and culinary diversity.
Thanks to the participation of Winterlude partners, indoor and outdoor activities are offered.
Super slides and a ton of activities at the Snowflake Kingdom.

Skating and fun activities on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

ByWard Market Winter Warm-Up Food Tour.

Activities and the Àbadakone | Continuous Fire exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.

Capital Pride is back again this year with its second edition of WinterPride!

Snomania and the Ottawa Farmer’s Winter Market in the Glebe.

❄️For all the details consult the calendar. Search by activity, date or destination. 👉

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