RIDEAU CANAL Skateway
JANUARY - MARCH, 2020
50th season! Every winter, 7.8 km (4.8 miles) of the Rideau Canal transforms into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, as designated by Guinness World Records.
JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 17, 2020
A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and skating and sporting events which transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland.
Ottawa ice dragon boat festival
FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020
See teams use ice-sticks to propel dragon boats outfitted with skates across the frozen Rideau Canal in the world’s largest such festival, offering free entertainment and the excitement of competition!
MAY 8 - 18, 2020
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.