Rideau Canal Skateway, Winter

No one does winter like we do!

No one does winter like we do!

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 staycation this winter and save $100 on your 2-night stay in participating hotels. It’s on us! 

Our goal is to inspire you to make unforgettable memories while visiting our region’s unique urban and rural areas. While considering safe travel measures, we invite you on a virtual journey to explore our rich culture, abundant outdoors and local flavours. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Canada’s capital!

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