Every February Ottawa hosts Winterlude.  A winter festival with skating, ice sculptures, snow sculptures, snow slides and culture! They have different places all over Ottawa that you can go check out.  Over in Gatineau, Quebec they have huge snow sculptures and tons of snow slides.  Its more geared towards kids but its still fun for adults too.  There is skating on the Rideau Canal which is apparently the longest skating rink in the world.  They also have little shops on the ice so that you can buy beavertails or hot chocolate if you want.  Here are some of the photos I took this year…

The ice sculpture pictures were taken in the park right near the rideau centre.  Every year they have teams from all over the world come and compete in their ice sculpture competition.  As you can see luckily enough it stayed cold so far this winter so that the sculptures remained intact and beautiful!

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  1. The last time I went to winterlude was 2 years ago. I can’t believe time went by so fast. Winterlude looks amazing this year. I should go again before it ends. =)

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