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Winterlude has finally arrived! From February 3 to 20, 2023, rediscover the joys of winter activities with family and friends. Check out the calendar of events to find out more. Where true winter fun doesn’t freeze—THIS is Winterlude!   Check out the official schedule for all the activities and location of the various events here: …

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CANCELLED – Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

Dows Lake 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa

The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is the world’s largest ice dragon boat race with over 1,200 athletes from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, India and more. The sold out festivities take place on February 3-4, 2023 on the Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow’s Lake. Practices take place throughout the day Friday, with a special …

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Ottawa RV Expo and Sale

EY Centre 4899 Uplands Drive, Gloucester

The Ottawa RV Expo & Sale: A new vehicle extravaganza! Showcasing a great selection of the latest RVs, the Ottawa RV Expo and Sale features everything from luxury Class A motorhomes to camper vans, travel trailers, as well as the leisure gear and accessories that turn a journey into an adventure. Attracted by the outdoors, …

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Winterlude National Ice-Carving Championship

Sparks Street Ottawa

The Winterlude National Ice-Carving Championship is back! Watch talented Canadian ice sculptors in action on the first weekend. Their masterpieces will be on display on Sparks Street.


Kemptville Winter Carnival

Riverside Park Kemptville

Come Out and Play! Free admission & free parking You’re invited to celebrate the wonder of winter at the first annual Kemptville Winter Carnival! A weekend of outdoor fun and entertainment where you’ll enjoy wintery treats, watch the fire dancers, see the snow sculptures, and so much more! VIEW SCHEDULE


Unikkaaqtuarniq – 7th Annual Snow Screen

Horticulture Building 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa

 - Asinabka Festival Presents -  Unikkaaqtuarniq / Stories from the North / Contes du nord Experience Indigenous films from the circumpolar North, outdoors in a theatre made of snow! + DJ & VJ performances each night + Ice Bar with Hot drinks & snacks (Alcoholic or non-Alcoholic) + Fire Pits onsite to stay warm! + …

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Capital Hoops Classic

TD Place 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa

The annual Capital Hoops Classic is back! Come watch the University of Ottawa and Carleton Ravens men’s and women’s basketball teams as they face off at the Arena at TD Place. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the top teams in Canada go head-to-head for this year’s title.The double-header tips off with the …

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Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Arts Court 2 Daly Street, Ottawa

See the website for detailed line up including times and artists. Feb 3rd: 6:00pm - 7:15pm: The 33z Play Hall & Oates 7:30pm - 8:45pm: Fraser Hollins and the Phoenix 8:30pm - 9:45pm: Right in the Eye - Alcoléa & cie Live 10:00pm - 11:15pm: OKAN Feb 4th: 6:00pm - 7:15pm: Sarah Neufeld 7:30pm - …

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The National Ballet of Canada: Romeo and Juliet

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Featuring the NAC Orchestra  Few of Shakespeare’s works have translated so well to the beautiful language of ballet as Romeo and Juliet. Choreographed by celebrated Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this particular version was commissioned to celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary in 2011. Deftly attuned to highlighting the narrative’s dramatic moments and the intimacy of …

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Ottawa Winter Dragon Boat Festival Presents: Main Street Rival and the Commotions

Rainbow Bistro 76 Murray Street, Ottawa

Main Street Revival are quickly becoming one of Ottawa’s more notable rock’n’roll acts, captivating audiences with a soul-stirring blend of classic 70s, indie and Americana influences. Their expanding catalog of music showcases a fellowship of songwriters building new stories onto tried and tested foundations, all while keeping lyrical focus on friendship and brotherhood. Take …

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The Best of the Boss – The Jeff deValk Band Plays Springsteen

Irene's Pub 885 Bank Street, Ottawa

Join Jeff deValk and his band as they perform all their favourite Bruce Springsteen songs! Featuring: Jeff deValk - guitar & vocals Brady Leafloor - saxophone Brent Hultquist - keyboards & saxophone Andrew Bryant - bass Matt Aston - drums

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