The countdown to spring is on. But while you wait for the cold weather to end, here are eight things to do in Ottawa to get you over your winter blues.\nThere is so much more to do than rewatching your favourite show. You can learn to be the next Gordon Ramsay by taking a virtual cooking class to teach you how to upgrade your dinners.\nOr if you need to stretch your legs, Countryside Adventures has skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.\nWhile you wait for the tulips to appear, why not try some of these incredible activities below?\nEditor's Choice: Ontario Has An Enchanting Forest With A 'Bird Village' & It’s So Magical\nTry A Virtual Cooking Class\nPrice: $35.00+\nWhy You Need To Go: You can feel like a chef in one of C'est Bon Cooking classes, where you can master everything from pasta to seafood.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by C'est Bon Cooking & Food Tours (@cestbon_ottawa)\nWebsite\nWalk Through A Winter Wonderland\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 1730 Sixth Line Rd., Dunrobin, ON \nWhy You Need To Go: The two-kilometre loop around Sheila McKee Park will take you past glistening ice formations.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗶𝘀 ♥ | Ottawa, ON (@thais_stark)\nWebsite\nStuff Your Face With A 140 Layer Donut\nPrice: $4.25+\nAddress: 564 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Holey Confections makes epic multilayer donuts that will melt in your mouth. There are so many delicious flavours to pick from, such as raspberry lemonade, lime pie, and maple glazed with bacon.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Holey Confections (@holey_confections)\nWebsite\nFind A Frozen Waterfall\nPrice: Free\nAddress: St. Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: In Orleans, you can go on a short walk to discover Princess Louise Falls.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jennifer Roman (@jennromanv)\nWebsite\nSkate On A 3-Kilometre Trail\nPrice: $12.00+\nAddress: 16495 Sixth Rd., Moose Creek, ON \nWhy You Need To Go: Just 45 minutes outside of the city, you can escape the crowds and glide across a frozen path surrounded by trees.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meghan Strickland (@meghanstrickland)\nWebsite\nFind Waldo The Giant Snowman\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Toulouse Cres., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll want to find this gigantic snowman that before he melts. Not only is it super cute, but he is taller than a bungalow.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rob Kearney ☘️🇨🇦🌎 (@celtic_kearney)\nWebsite\nStart The Day With A Breakfast Arepas\nPrice: $6.99+\nAddress: 360 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: If you haven't had arepas, you are missing out. They are Latin American pockets stuffed with delicious toppings like eggs, bacon, avocado and feta cheese.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Steph | Ottawa Food Blogger 🥞 (@brunchinottawa)\nWebsite\nJoin A Flower Arranging Workshop\nPrice: $60.00+\nWhy You Need To Go: For a fun way to add more plants and flowers to your apartment, you can sign up for a DIY workshop. Some top picks include a eucalyptus wreath, terrarium or one on tropical flowers.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kerrie Watts (@k_wattss)\nWebsite\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.