Presented by\nIf there's one thing we do right in Canada, it's winter. And with February finally here, we're just getting to the best parts of it. What better way to celebrate the Great White North and enjoy this beautiful season than a (mostly) outdoor festival? It's time to fall in love with winter all over again at Winterlude!\nHead to Canada's Capital Region, Ottawa-Gatineau, and rejoice in three weekends of winter fun. From the Winterlude Battle of Americas Ice Carving Challenge brought to you by your fave coffee and donut shop, Tim Hortons, to the Fire & Ice Winter Festival on Bank Street, Winterlude has activities to get your friends, your date, and your fam outside and basking in the wonders of winter. Just think of the Instagram photo ops!\nView this post on Instagram Qui ici aime le patin? ⛸ . . Saviez-vous que chaque hiver, le Canal Rideau a Ottawa se transforme en patinoire de plus de 7km? Oui, oui! Ça fait d’elle la plus grande patinoire du monde! Qui vient nous rejoindre ? . . ——————————————— . . Who here likes to skate? ⛸ . . Did you know that each winter, the Rideau Canal in Ottawa transforms into a 7km skateway? That makes it the longest skateway in the world! Quite amazing right? Who wants to join us? . . . . #iceskating #rideaucanal #canalrideau #myottawa #ottawa #ottawatourism #ottawaphoto #ottawaontario #narcityottawa #outaouaisfun #ottawalife #ontario #discoverontario #ontariocanada #ottawaphotographer #canada #explorecanada #canada_gram #canada_pic #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelblogging A post shared by Travel Blog - Marie & Michaël (@entre2escales) on Feb 7, 2019 at 3:34am PST\nChannel your inner Tessa and Scott on the Rideau Canal Skateway — this classic Canadian destination is a winter rite of passage. What's a better excuse than the Canal’s 50th season of skating to finally learn how to stop on skates?!\nIf skating isn't your thing, check out the Snowflake Kingdom and hunt for treasure, hold on to your tube and hurtle down the slopes, or spend a few dollars and get your zipline on! The Kingdom is also the perfect spot for a family snow sesh with the Kiddie Zone — fun for even the littlest snowpeople.\nView this post on Instagram Emmitouflez-vous et rendez-vous au Domaine des Flocons du parc Jacques-Cartier! Une foule d’activités vous attendent dans cet immense terrain de jeu hivernal. C’est aussi ÇA le Bal de Neige! . Bundle up and meet us at the Snowflake Kingdom at Jacques-Cartier Park! Tons of fun activities await you in this huge winter playground. THIS is Winterlude! . . . . . . #DomainedesFlocons #SnowflakeKingdom #Winterlude #Baldeneige #Ottawa #OttCity #MyOttawa #MonOttawa #Gatineau #OutaouaisFun #Canada #Winterfun #PlaisirsdHiver #ProfiterdelHiver #EnjoyWinter #lovewinter #jaimelhiver @ville_gatineau A post shared by Canada’s Capital(e) du Canada (@canada_cap) on Jan 31, 2020 at 7:30am PST\nOn February 8 and 9, celebrate awesome local hockey stories and live out all your NHL® dreams at Ottawa City Hall with the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. You can watch Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone broadcast live while enjoying live music, games, and much more.\nDon't worry about getting around in between events — the OLG Sno-Bus is your (free!) warm, toasty carriage between events every Saturday and Sunday and on Family Day. Winter is nothing without some interactive light structures to add a touch of colour and light to the urban winter landscape, so be sure to check out the Lights & Interactivity Path on Sparks Street — the perfect spot to reignite the sparks between you and your love.\nWith many free events and chances to warm up, Winterlude is easy on the budget and is the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up. To get the ice scoop on everything Winterlude, check out their official website!\nView this post on Instagram Winter Pride is fast approaching! ❄️ Building on the success of last years’ inaugural event, this years’ Winter Pride aims to provide spaces for all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies to celebrate and advocate. Happening February 4 to 9th during #Winterlude. #winterpride #lessuiteshotel, #lessuitesottawa, #ottawahotels #allsuiteshotelottawa #ottawa #myottawa A post shared by Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa (@lessuitesottawa) on Jan 20, 2020 at 6:30am PST\nOttawa's 2020 Winterlude Festival\nWhere: Ottawa-Gatineau's Winterlude Destinations: Sparks Street, Snowflake Kingdom, Rideau Canal Skateway, Byward Market, Bank Street, The Glebe, and Downtown Rideau.\nWhen: Until February 17, 2020 — be sure to check out the full calendar of events.\nCost: Most activities are FREE! Yes, free! There are a handful of ticketed/admission based events, too. Paid events also occur at local museums and venues.\nWhy You Need To Go: To bask in the ultimate celebration of Canada's unique northern culture, climate, and diversity!\nView this post on Instagram Life with this one is always a ride . . . #sledding #winter #winterwonderland #couple #snow #canadian #winterlude #snowball A post shared by Alyse Campbell (@lysey19) on Jan 26, 2020 at 1:02pm PST\nWant to learn more about Winterlude? Head to Canadian Heritage's website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram and share your winter adventures with #Winterlude!