The 40th edition of Winterlude begins this weekend with the Official Winterlude Launch on Friday, February 2nd. This year, the Winterlude fun will span three weekends, wrapping up on Monday, February 19 (Family Day in Ontario). The official sites are the Rideau Canal Skateway, Crystal Garden (Confederation Park), and Snowflake Kingdom (Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau), which has moved to a new location at 350 Laurier Street, a little north of where is was previously.
Check out fun Winterlude activities this weekend, including: the One-Block Challenge, Face – Interactive Art Installation, the Winter Garden at Lansdowne, Super Slides, 31st International Ice-Carving Competition, Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North, 35th Winterlude Triathlon, Pancake Breakfast, Indigenous Village, SubZero Concert Series, ByWard Blizzard Beats, and much more! Most of the activities are FREE!
The official Winterlude website can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude.html
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