8 Skating Spots Around Ottawa Where You Can Glide Through A Glistening Winter Wonderland

Explore an ice maze & a path through the forest! ⛸️

8 Skating Spots Around Ottawa Where You Can Glide Through A Glistening Winter Wonderland

No winter would be complete without gliding on the ice. So here are eight skating spots around Ottawa where you can explore a glistening winter wonderland.

From a new ice maze filled with twists and turns to frozen trails that lead you through a lit forest at night, there are so many incredible activities you'll want to try for yourself.

Countryside Adventures

Price: $14+ per person

When: December (exact date TBA)

Address: 16495 Sixth Rd., Moose Creek, ON

Why You Need To Go: They have a 3-kilometre long skating trail through the forest, snowshoeing trail, and a large tubing hill you can slide down.

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RiverOak

Price: $13.50 per person

When: December (exact date TBA)

Address: 2900 York's Corners Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can glide along an illuminated 3.5-kilometre ice path through a forest and meadows for a romantic date night.

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Parc Nature Eco-Odyssee

Price: $20 per person

When: December 18, 2021 - March 6, 2022

Address: 52 Ch. des Sources, Wakefield, QC

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun trying to escape the new massive ice labyrinth.

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Lansdowne Park Skating Court

Price: Free

When: From November 26

Address: Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can dance on the ice as part of the DJ nights or say hello to Santa, who will be visiting the rink in December.

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Rideau Hall Skating Rink

Price: TBA

When: January 10, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Address: 101 Princess Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Rideau Hall, you can make reservations to use the skating rink for a picture-perfect winter day.

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Rink Of Dreams

Price: Free

When: From December 3

Address: 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In front of City Hall, you can find an illuminated skating rink that overlooks colourful Christmas lights.

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Patinage en Foret

Price: $18+ per person

When: December 18, 2021 - March 1, 2022

Address: 9 Montee Beausoleil, Lac des Loups, QC

Why You Need To Go: It is a hidden gem only 45 minutes from Ottawa, where you can skate through a snow-covered forest.

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Rideau Canal Skateway

Price: Free

When: TBA

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is the world's largest skating rink and will take you through downtown Ottawa.

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