Ottawa is a Winter Wonderland
Ask anyone who’s lived or visited Ottawa during the winter, and they’ll agree that Ottawa is a winter wonderland! This is a city that really knows how to enjoy the winter season, regardless what the weather brings. With so many events planned for this season, it’ll be hard to stay inside next to the fireplace. Join the locals and thousands of visitors to celebrate the natural wonders, icy escapades, and frosty festivals that will happen all across the city this winter. Here are a few of our favourite ways to enjoy our country’s capital.
Get all your friends and family together and join in on Ottawa’s 40th Winterlude celebration! From Feb 2nd to Feb 19th you can experience this city favourite that celebrates Canada’s culture and beautiful winter weather. You can check out all the different events that are set to happen around the city, like the Snowflake Kingdom for zip-lining, or pose for pictures with the mascots at the Ice Hog Family and then off to Crystal Gardens to check out the International Ice Carving Competition. Winterlude is one of the events that truly transforms Ottawa into a winter wonderland, so don’t miss out!
World Class Ice Skating
Head over to Dows Lake Pavilion to pick up your skate rentals and spend some quality time having fun on the frozen Rideau Canal – one of the largest skating rinks in the world! Don’t forget to check out the skateway around Winterlude too to enjoy the massive snow sculptures on the lake to make your skating experience even better!
The glistening snowy treetops and trails are what make Ottawa such a stunning winter wonderland. And of course, dazzling snowy landscapes create the perfect environment for snowshoeing to explore it even more. Visit Carman Trails Outdoor Centre for your chance to show-shoe your way through Gatineau Park.
If you haven’t tried dog-sledding yet, what are you waiting for? There’s nothing more exciting than taking a dog-sledding excursion across the wintry landscape while learning to become a professional musher. Head down to Expeditions Radisson, for a once in a lifetime experience!
In Ottawa, we say let it snow! We take pride in our climate and find that our neighbourhoods only get more beautiful during the winter. So don’t forget to take a stroll through all the local areas to check out the stunning architecture, local amenities, markets, café’s, restaurants, pubs, and everything Ottawa has to offer.
Ottawa has become one of the most sought-after cities in the world with people from all over deciding to make this city their home – and for good reason. When you’re ready to check out everything Ottawa has to offer and our prime selection of available housing, call us at Geoff and Bobbie, we’d love to show you around!