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Take it easy in Ottawa

Each winter, the Ottawa region transforms into a magical destination full of snowy landscapes and vibrant urban areas. With activities like ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing, as well as local shopping and dining, you can create a memorable getaway that’s not too far away. Plan your own getaway this winter in Ottawa!

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Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.
Camp Fortune Ski, Aerial Park and Ziplines
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Ottawa area
Looking to hit the snowy slopes this winter? Find out where to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, no matter what skill level you are.
Forever Changed – Stories from the Second World War
Special exhibits
Special exhibits are always plentiful at Ottawa-area museums. Here are just a few of the current and upcoming temporary exhibits.

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Best ice skating experiences in Ottawa
Planning to go skating outdoors with friends and family this winter? Find out the best sites within the city and in the countryside, skate rental options, amenities and more.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Ottawa area
Looking to hit the snowy slopes this winter? Find out where to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, no matter what skill level you are.

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