This festival also includes 13 other countries, and you'll get to enjoy free food and activities with your loved ones. If you're not familiar with what Raclette is, it's a traditional swiss cheese made from semi-firm cows milk. It's formed into a wheel, which is then cut and heated so you can scrape off the melted part. Raclette paired with potatoes is a famous swiss dish, and it's to die for.
Tell me that doesn't make you want to cancel all of your Saturday plans. Winter Celebration is a free event, however they accept donations to the Ottawa Food Bank, Moisson Outaouais or winter clothing for the Snowsuit Fund.
This event takes place from 12:30 - 4 pm, and it's definitely something you don't want to miss. Make Saturday your cheat day, and carb the hell up. The food given out by the Embassy of Switzerland will be served by the staff members, so you know it's the real deal.
It is time to stop and smell the flowers. Did you know there is a path you can follow to the best gardens in Ottawa?
The Garden Promenade is a walking route that will take you to over 75 gardens in the National Capital. There is a handy map, and walking routes you can follow will lead you to the most spectacular blooms in your neighbourhood.
Here are some of the top spots you won't want to miss:
Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Outside of the National Gallery of Canada, you can find a sunken garden with flowering crab-apple trees.