Winterlude Ottawa – 2020

Event Details

This event finished on 17 February 2020

Don’t forget to get out and check out Winterlude Ottawa running from January 31 till February 17th or just come for a skate on the canal.

Come celebrate Canadian winter fun during the annual Winterlude festival in Ottawa, January 31 to February 17, 2020! During this free annual event, you can marvel at beautiful ice sculptures, skate on the world-famous Rideau Canal Skateway, and play till you drop in Snowflake Kingdom. But many more indoor and outdoor activities await, all highlighting Canada’s cultural, artistic and culinary diversity!

Most festival activities are free and take place in the urban Ottawa-Gatineau region during the first three weekends of February (including Family Day, Monday, Feb. 18). Here’s your guide to the main festival sites in 2019 at

Free bus shuttle between official sites
The free OLG Sno-Bus provided by OC Transpo and the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) are a great way to get between official Winterlude sites on weekends and on a Family Day (Feb. 17). Click here for the free bus schedule.