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.
There 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.
Or if you need to stretch your legs, Countryside Adventures has skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.
While you wait for the tulips to appear, why not try some of these incredible activities below?
Try A Virtual Cooking Class
Why 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.
Walk Through A Winter Wonderland
Address: 1730 Sixth Line Rd., Dunrobin, ON
Why You Need To Go: The two-kilometre loop around Sheila McKee Park will take you past glistening ice formations.
Stuff Your Face With A 140 Layer Donut
Address: 564 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON
Why 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.
Find A Frozen Waterfall
Address: St. Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: In Orleans, you can go on a short walk to discover Princess Louise Falls.
Skate On A 3-Kilometre Trail
Address: 16495 Sixth Rd., Moose Creek, ON
Why 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.
Find Waldo The Giant Snowman
Address: Toulouse Cres., Ottawa, ON
Why 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.
Start The Day With A Breakfast Arepas
Address: 360 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON
Why 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.
Join A Flower Arranging Workshop
Why 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.
Before 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.