Having grown up in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), I had the privilege of experiencing Winterlude every winter. If you’ve never heard of Winterlude, let me tell you a bit about it. Every winter for three weeks, downtown Ottawa and parts of Gatineau, Quebec (just across the river from Ottawa) are transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with incredible ice sculptures, all kinds of performances from Canadian artists, delicious local food and of course, la pièce de résistance, the Rideau Canal – which is the largest outdoor skating rink in the world at 7.8 kilometres of cleared skating surface! Tourists come from all over the world to Ottawa to partake in this amazing and truly Canadian winter experience and this year, with the help of Ottawa Tourism and Attractions Ontario, I decided it was finally time for Chris and the kids to experience it as well!
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