Upcoming Event: Winterlude

Posted by Maha Shahbazian on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 10:51am.

Winterlude: Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/15609463@N03/12625722904

From January 30th to February 16, 2015 you will get to experience what is known as Winterlude. Winterlude is three weekends full of nothing but fun. Bring the children and a pair of skates, and head down to the largest naturally frozen ice skating rink in the entire world.

Every year over 500,000 people come to see what Winterlude has to offer. The good news is most events are free, which allows more people to participate. Here’s a look at what to expect at this year’s Winterlude.


During the event, you will be able to learn how to skate, play in a hockey tournament, participate in a winter triathlon and so much more. Most activities will take place on the weekends. However, the Snowflake Kingdom playground for children, skating on the Rideau Canal and ice sculptures take place during the week.


If you love to eat you will love Winterlude. Some of the best restaurants in the capital will come by to create unique culinary events. There will be wine, chef demonstrations and so much more.

Ice Carvings

While at Winterlude be sure to check out the ice carvings. They are created by artists from all over the world and are sure to take your breath away. If you have children check out the Snowflake Kingdom. It is said to be the biggest snow playground in the world. Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and have a little fun.

For more information about Winterlude be sure to check out their official website at, http://www.canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1416239267950/1416239373076. There you will be able to get more information about the various activities as well as any other information about the event itself.

On the site you will be able to watch videos and look at photos from the event. You will also find a more detailed breakdown of the different activities from week to week. Please know some events will require reservations.

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