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Rideau Canal Skateway, Winter

No one does winter like we do!

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!

Note: The 2022 edition of the annual Winterlude festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19, however, you can vote online for your favourite National Ice-Carving Championship creation. And you can still celebrate Canadian winter fun in the Ottawa region with outdoor activities such as skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway, skiing, snowshoeing and more!

Stay and save!

Reserve at least two consecutive nights at the same hotel and save $100 off* your stay from now until March 31, 2022. Choose your visit dates in the booking tool below to see participating accommodation options and rates.

*At participating hotels. Terms and conditions apply.

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