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Winterlude Featured Activities + Other Ottawa Activities

From Ottawa Tourism

For some Winterlude excitement…

  • Until February 19 | Take part in the winter season’s flagship event in Gatineau and Ottawa! Winterlude is in full swing with its must-see ice sculptures, snow slides and the Rideau Canal Skateway. With hundreds of indoor and outdoor activities, the event also features shows, exhibits, interactive urban art installations, performances by street artists and much more. Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, on your own, as a couple or with friends, Winterlude has something to offer! See the calendar of events for more information.

  • Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 | Pibòn (Winter) Festival - Winterlude Edition promises authentic Indigenous experiences along with family fun for young and old. FREE!

  • Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 | Take in Bridge of Lights: Echoes of the Eiffel Tower, a light 10-minute show running for an hour. FREE!

  • Until Sunday, February 11 | Don’t miss out on all the family-focused Capital Winter Pride events during Winterlude 2024.

For some unique Ottawa activities…

  • Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 | Skiers of all ages and abilities can register to the Canadian Ski Marathon, North America’s oldest cross-country skiing event.

  • Friday, February 9 to Saturday, February 10 | Cheer on the Ottawa 67’s as they take on the Peterborough Petes and Kitchner Rangers at TD Place.

  • Saturday, February 10 ; Tuesday, February 13 | Cheer on the Ottawa Senators as they compete against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Canadian Tire Centre.

  • Saturday, February 10 | Enjoy Fête Frissons, a free event open to all with performances, art making, workshops, storytelling, dancing, and outdoor fun in the snow – happening at the Shenkman Arts Centre. FREE!

  • Saturday, February 10 | Browse the monthly 613flea marketplace in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne and discover your next favourite local business or vendor. FREE!

  • Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 11 | Don’t miss POPX - Popular Culture Expo with illustrators, screenwriters, colourists and graphic artists selling their work in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. FREE!

  • Until Saturday, February 10 | Don’t miss the 2024 Canadian U-18 Curling Championships, a premier curling events of young curlers competing on the National stage happening at the RA Centre.

  • Tuesday, February 13 | Catch an incredible music show from the Chamberfest Concert Series this winter featuring Canadian and international artists happening at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.

  • Ongoing | Enjoy Undercurrents, a winter theater festival which showcases contemporary theatre created by local, national, and international artists, produced by Ottawa Fringe and happening at Arts Court.


Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa by checking out Ottawa Tourism’s Event Calendar or have a look at the Ottawa Insider Blog!


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