Ottawa Winterlude 2023

10:00am 03 Feb - 8:00pm 20 Feb, 2023

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Experience a truly Canadian experience, Winterlude in Ottawa!

Winter is by most seen as a bleak and dreary time of year. Seasonal depression is a real thing, and the good people of Ottawa, Canada have found the cure! Ottawa Winterlude is a three week series of celebrations sure to help make those winter days and nights filled with fun and excitement. It is a series of events suitable for the entire family! Food, music, ice sculptures, street performers, and shows that will keep you warm to your core during the icy cold winter.

If you are into winter celebrations, snow, ice and good Canadian beer then you need to head up to the Great White North and quit being a hoser, eh! Enjoy a wonderful Canadian winter with warm and happy folks!

‘Come to celebrate Canadian winter fun during Winterlude in Canada’s Capital Region!’

Your experience at Ottawa Winterlude

You have to make the time to see Tim Burr! Circus Lumberjack, with his crazy antics and outlandish lumberjack skills sure to brighten up your mood. Or if you feel like seeing what its like to take part in the winter Olympics, check out what the folks at CBC and Canada Radio have at the Olympic Rendevous, complete with games like curling and hockey!

Now, this event spans 3 weeks so you need to see what is going to be the most fun for you and can fit your budget so plan accordingly. However most of the events are free and since the locations between the main event areas are spread out, transportation is provided FOR FREE. So you will be able to hop between each of the fun-filled locations with ease.

Best views of Ottawa Winterlude

Winterlude takes place in the Capital of Canada which is Ottawa. The sites hosting the events are located at the Rideau Canal Skateway, at the Snowflake Kingdom at Jacques Cartier Park, and the Crystal Garden in Confederation Park.

How to get around Ottawa

This is the best part, the transportation for the event in between the separate location is free and is provided by OC Transpo and the Société de transport de l’Outaouais in the form ofi OLG-Snow Buses!

Where to stay in Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and as such is a fairly large metropolitan area with tons of hotel options to fit most budgets.

There are of course hostels, bed and breakfasts, apartments, condos, and other house-sharing options as well. The event lasts for three weeks but it is very popular so do try and book ahead for the best opportunities and deals.

Things to do in Ottawa 

If Winterlude is not enough for you, check out the other events going on at the same time that will be sure to keep you entertained. They are hosted during Winterlude to allow more options for fun in the snow! Some of the events include a Beerfest and various museums are hosting events as well. There is, of course, places for movies, music, food, dancing, and clubs.

Winterlude 2023 Dates

Winterlude starts off on February 3 and lasts until February 20, 2023.

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