Canada. Canadian Heritage

Site: Ottawa

Service: Winterlude

Alternate Name Bal de neige ; Capital Exerience
Former Name National Capital Commission
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Capital Information Kiosk
90 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L1
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Intersection Wellington St and Metcalfe St
Mailing Address c/o Canadian Heritage 
15 Eddy St, 11th Floor (15-11-B) 
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M5
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) Winter celebration * event occurs during February on the Rideau Canal Skateway, at Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa, and at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau. A variety of activities are also presented in Canada's Capital Region by a multitude of programming partners. 
* crystalline ice sculptures - Crystal Garden International Ice-Carving Competition 
* Public Art and photo exhibits 
* Sub-Zero DJ Nights 
* special events and sports competitions 
* skating on the world's largest skating rink, the Rideau Canal Skateway 
* North America's largest winter snow playground at Jacques-Cartier Park, where there is plenty of outdoor adventure fun, including larger-than-life snow slides and snow sculptures, lighting effects at night and the Ice Hogs (the friendly Winterlude mascots)
Hours Telephone inquiries Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Winterlude hours vary according to the activity, please call or consult the website for specific details
Dates February 2nd, 2016 to February 19th, 2018 
The many Winterlude activity venues are accessible every day, except Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau (Hull area), which is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays; however, special activities take place over all three Winterlude weekends.
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None - Most Winterlude activities are free of charge, but admission fees may apply to some parallel events organized by other partners and organizations
Service Categories Special Events
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-844-878-8333
TTY Phone 1-888-997-3123
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Primary Contact Julie Descôteaux, Manager, Event Coordination (Winterlude); Phone: 819-997-1017; Email:
Primary Executive Evan Medley, Senior Manager, Capital Celebrations; Phone: 819-635-5498; Email:
Other Details
Funding Federal
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