Festivals & Events
Ottawa has perfected the festival. The city takes an inclusive approach when it comes to hosting its extraordinary festivals and events, touching on nearly every interest across the entire calendar. If you love the outdoors, then Winterlude, which takes place over the three weekends of February, has become one of Canada’s greatest outdoor parties and is perfect for the whole family. Music enthusiasts have no shortage of options, which include RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and Ottawa Chamberfest. And a variety of highly fascinating events, such as Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Christmas Lights Across Canada, and Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light help round out the year.