Winterlude Festival Ottawa Tour, Canada

Winterlude Festival Ottawa Tour, Canada

About Winterlude Festival Ottawa:- Winterlude Festival Ottawa is an annual Winter Festival which got held in Ontario, Ottawa and Gatineau which is collectively known as National Capital Region at Canada. The Department of Canadian Heritage held Winterlude Festival Ottawa and it started in 1979 with the event being one of the most important tourist draws attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. With a record attendance of 1.6 million visit to one of the four Winterlude sites the celebration of music with the Rideu Canal Skateway at just 7.8 Kilometres becomes the focal point as people in Canada loves to be a part of skating festival as well.

The Snowflake Kingdom is the other primary sites and is located in the Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau with the site being turned as a massive snow park with snow sculptures and ice slides which hosts numerous events along with activities for the children. The Winterlude Mascots which is a home away from the friendly Ice-hog family with confederation park which is better known as Crystal Garden and is site for the sculpture competition with ice-lounge and musical concerts. The confederation park also known as Crystal garden with ice lounge and musical concerts and the Winterlude Festival Ottawa at Merion Dewar Plaza at the City Hall at the site of the ever popular ice slides and snow sculptures.

Winterlude Festival Ottawa Celebration:- The recently concluded Winterlude 2019 saw the National capital Region from Byward Market to Lansdowne park with a final attendance of more than 600,000 people along with different programming areas with the total turnout which seems poised to exceed in the coming years. The attributes to success of the Winterlude line up with co-operation from the nature which certainly does not showed its devilish behaviour helped to kick off the 2019 edition with a Winterlude Pow Wow at the Canadian Museum of history and hosting of the first winter capital Pride march which is concluded during the second weekend and the Ice Dragon Boat Festival with sculptures by the help of ByWard Market Ice carving made it very memorable.

Minus 20 Degress was the temperature and every single weekend there was much of the snowfall adding to the colors for the festival with Rideau Canal conditions which co-operated for the Winterlude Weekend events along with Skateway being only closed for few days in middle of the festival’s first week. Although, the winter in Ottawa is notoriously unpredictable the Winterlude Festival Ottawa gets hampered with mild weather and the bane of the canal with proper ice conditions which require -10 degrees Celsius makes it a condition of proper freezing point. The length to which canal gets open for the skating varies greatly with the canal opening for skating which varies greatly.

Few of the highlights of the Winterlude Festival Ottawa is the Ice sculpture museum which has carved out snow at the annual Winterlude and the sculptures at confederation park gets illuminated at night. The skating at Dows lake helps to enjoy the atmosphere and also the drummers in all beautiful attires add to the excitement thus making the festival a grand success.

Location:- Ottawa City, Canada