Ottawa Tourism

Epic Winter Fun in the Capital

Ottawa fully embraces the winter season with fun activities for the whole family within the city and in the surrounding countryside. Visit during Winterlude (February 1-18, 2019) or come anytime for refreshing outdoor activities and cozy indoor fun. Plan your magical Ottawa getaway with these epic winter experiences:

Winterlude

Winterlude 2019

Come celebrate winter in Canada’s capital region during Winterlude over three fun-filled weekends in February!

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Cross country skiing Gatineau Park

Wonderful Winter Activities

Visit Ottawa this winter for easy access to outdoor activities like skating, skiing and snowshoeing – a perfect wintry getaway!

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Winter Parliament Berries photographer Fernanda Publio web only

Top Places to Photograph in Ottawa This Winter

Grab your camera this winter season and explore these local Instagram favourite spots to take photos in and around Ottawa.

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Rideau Canal Skateway, Winter

Best ice skating experiences in Ottawa

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

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Rideau Hall

“Free or Nearly Free” Ottawa in Winter

Visiting Ottawa doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are many free of nearly free activities in winter you can take part in.

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Book your wintry Ottawa getaway today!

Check Ottawa hotel availability and rates, and book now to enjoy Ottawa’s winter magic.

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