Making the most of an Ottawa winter

Ottawa’s climate means we have four distinct seasonal weather realities.

Winter can be cold. But we make the best of it.

Ski hills and trails are just a short drive from downtown. Snowshoeing and snowmobiling options abound. And 2020 marks the 50th year that the Rideau Canal, a world heritage site, is transformed into world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink.

We also throw a big, city-wide party known as Winterlude. (The first of three weekends begins tomorrow.)

There are official sites full of activity, but there are some smaller, cool, community-driven options as well. (An Instagram-ers’ night walk…a rainbow-community party with incredible DJs spinning tunes at a hip eatery…to name just two.)

Capital Concierge can connect you to activities that suit your interest, whatever the season. Before you visit Ottawa, get in touch to see how we can customize an itinerary just for you.

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