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Skating on Parliament Hill

DECEMBER 7 TO FEBRUARY 25 2018

Lace up your skates and experience the magic of winter with free skating on the Canada 150 Rink with the backdrop of Parliament buildings illuminated by Christmas lights

Mosaïvernales Gatineau 2018

January 26 to March 4, 2018

Imagine meandering along a 1 km path surrounded by more than 30 gigantic illuminated snow sculptures. Mosaivernales Gatineau 2018 is a uniquely grandiose rendez-vous in 2018!

Gatineau Winter Beerfest

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018

Discover artisan and local brewers inside the museum and outdoors, among friends and family

Winterlude

FEBRUARY 2-19, 2018

A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and skating and sporting events which transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland.

Tulip Festival

MAY 11-21, 2018

This annual world-famous festival centres around Ottawa’s love affair with the tulip, with a million tulips blooming in public areas, including 300,000 blooms in Commissioners Park near Dows Lake.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

MAY 26-27, 2018

Almost 50,000 participants compete in a variety of challenging races, including Canada’s largest marathon, during the country’s most popular multi-day running event.