Ottawa's Winterlude Is Hosting The First-Ever Winter-Pride Festival This February
Ain't no party like a WinterPride party!
Let's be real for a second -, the capital of this beautiful country, legitimately has it all. Unforgettable culinary experiences, exquisite natural beauty, incredibly fun experiences to immerse yourself in... you can't blame people for flocking to Ottawa for the perfect weekend getaway!
Just because it's wintertime and the entire country is freezing cold, doesn't mean there's a freeze on how awesome Ottawa is. Case in point?! Taking over the city on the weekend from February 1 - 18, Winterlude has always been the winter celebration to check out. But this year, there's one extra reason why you absolutely have to get yourself to this wonderful winter fest!
What sets Winterlude 2019 apart from previous ones? For the first time in its 41-year (!) run, Ottawa's iconic winter festival will also be celebrating Canada's FIRST-EVER!
From February 6 - 10, outdoor drag shows and artistic performances, the first Capital Pride Awards Gala, a speaker series on the the trans communities and tons of outdoor family-oriented activities as part of the Come OUT and Play initiative.will highlight the LGBTQ2+
Aside from this brand new (and proud) addition, Winterlude will be hosting all of its classic staples this year. There'll be treats and delights aplenty (like drool-worthy and quintessentially Canadian BeaverTails right along the Rideau Canal). Plus, you can also enjoy the festival's jaw-dropping ice sculptures in the ByWard Market - as well as exhilarating winter activities like the and !
And, OF COURSE, skating on the world's largest naturally frozen ice rink,'s famous Rideau Canal Skateway!
This year, our nation's bustling capital is not only transforming into a crazy fun, magical winter destination - but alsoin a fitting, fun, and totally unique way. Let's be honest for a minute... what more of an epic winter adventure could you possibly ask for?!