Winterlude

What to do during Winterlude 2024 – Winterlude events and activities

Every February, the Ottawa area becomes the epicentre of an international ice sculpture festival – Winterlude. People from around the world gather to both create and admire the incredible craftsmanship of the ice sculptures.

Along with the ice sculptures comes an array of events and activities perfect for couples, families, and groups to participate in each weekend of the month!

Winterlude events you can’t miss out on

Accora Village Bed Race
Accora Village Bed Race
Decorated hospital beds (with a rider in costume) are pushed by 4 costumed teammates. Prizes are awarded for fastest, best-decorated bed, and best…
BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
Each year during Winterlude, the world's largest ice dragon boat racing event attracts participants and spectators on the Rideau Canal Skateway.
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BougeBouge Ottawa
The unique indoor 5K at Ottawa's Rideau Centre and Shaw Centre is back! This event, in collaboration with Winterlude is back and will conclude your…
Winterlude Triathlon
Winterlude Triathlon
Watch dedicated winter enthusiasts ice skate for 7-8 km, cross-country ski for 6 km, and run for 5 km.

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