Rideau Canal Skateway, Winter

No one does winter like we do!

Each winter, the Ottawa region is transformed into a magical destination full of snowy landscapes and vibrant urban areas that are all within easy reach. With outdoor activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing, as well as cozy attractions, shops and restaurants, Canada’s capital is the perfect destination for a great winter getaway!

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