Winterlude 2024 is nearly here
Celebrate all things winter at Ottawa’s iconic Winterlude festival hosted across three weekends in February. This annual event takes place February 2 to 19 this year. With over 200 activities available (and free admission to most of them) the festival has enchanting programming for every age.
Visitors will discover an astounding mix of indoor and outdoor activities across Ottawa and Gatineau. There are plenty of seasonal activities perfect for the whole family like the Tim Hortons Chinook Super Slide, the Winterlude Maze, winter sports lessons and the chance to zip line across a view of the sparkling Ottawa River. There are even free ice carving demonstrations in the ByWard Market every weekend of Winterlude!
The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival (IIDBF) also draws a passionate crowd as international competitors take to Dows Lake with beautifully decorated boats and spiked icepicks to compete on the frozen racecourse. The 2nd IIDBF World Club Crew Ice Dragon Boat Championships take place on February 9 and 10.
Kids won’t want to miss out on all the fun at Snowflake Kingdom, a winter wonderland filled with kid-friendly activities like obstacle courses, breakdancing battles and a snowy playground.