Ottawa Tourism

Epic winter experiences in the capital

Make unforgettable memories this season in the Ottawa region! Celebrate the best of winter at Winterlude, take advantage of easy access to outdoor activities and relax in the warm indoors. Plan your magical Ottawa getaway with these epic winter experiences!

Rideau Canal Skateway

Amazing ice skating

Ottawa is an outdoor ice skating mecca with sites like the world’s largest skating surface (the Rideau Canal Skateway), historic ice rinks and skating trails in the wilderness.


Winterlude 2020

See beautiful ice sculptures, skate on the Rideau Canal and go wild in Snowflake Kingdom during this annual festival, January 31 to February 17, 2020.

Rideau Hall

Free or nearly free fun

Winter is a great time to enjoy many free or nearly free experiences including museums, outdoor activities and events. Then splurge on shopping and restaurants!

Cross country skiing Gatineau Park

Outdoor winter activities

Take advantage of easy access to many outdoor activities in the city and nearby countryside including skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing and dog-sledding!

Nordik Spa-Nature

Nordik Spa-Nature

Get the ultimate relaxation experience at North America’s largest indoor and outdoor spa, located just 10-minutes north of downtown Ottawa.


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