The sea level rise may exceed 7 feet by 2100, Almonte: A perfect place for spending a day or two. Since the feezing of the canal and Dow’s Lake is dependent upon the weather conditions, there may be a chance that the skating may be closed during your visit. Winterlude, started by Ottawa's National Capitol Commission in 1979, occurs over the first three weekends in February. But if you don’t know how to drive in wintry conditions, do not attempt to show off your bravery.

Snow pants, long underwear, and extra pairs of warm socks will all come in handy. Winterlude performance art on stilts in Jacques-Cartier Park. If you took a road trip to Ottawa for Winterlude but didn’t bring your skates, there are places to rent a pair so you can show off your skills. The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is the World’s largest annual Ice Dragon Boat Festival that takes place on the Rideau Canal Skateway. Jan 6, 2020 - Explore Janet Forbes's board "Ottawa Winterlude" on Pinterest. How to be flexible in your life: Why is it better? [7], Mexican ice sculptor Abel Ramírez Águilar with one of his ice sculptures. Explore the city for 18 fun-filled days, for winter-inspired neighbourhood celebrations, art exhibits, heritage, recreation programming, and so much more! The length of the skating season, (which extends longer than the Winterlude weekends) is therefore unpredictable. The longest skating season was 1971—1972, lasting 95 days, and the shortest was 2015—2016, lasting just 18 days. Winterlude is an annual winter festival held in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec (collectively known as the National Capital Region). I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Heart & Crown – ByWard because it gives you so many choices in one place where they play live music almost every day until you think it’s too late and each room plays different genre so to speak. Entire street is blocked from the motorized vehicles so people can enjoy walking without fear of getting hit by traffic. The format and location of the winter triathlon has changed frequently over the years. The average length to which the canal is open for skating is 50 days, but varies greatly. In 2007, it set a new attendance record of an estimated 1.6 million visits to one of the four Winterlude sites.[1]. If you see people lining up for food and hot chocolate you are at the right place. Fill all fluids, check your heating, make sure you have winter tires with good treads, etc. If you are like me and cannot ice skate, don’t worry. See the 2020 lineup and schedule. Food in downtown Ottawa restaurants is to die for in general. H2Orchestra performing outside the Canadian Museum of Civilization.