Winterlude in Ottawa

Celebrate the most unique activity Ottawa has to offer – skating on the Rideau Canal – and enjoy the best Winterlude ever!! For details on Ottawa’s Winterlude 2023, click here

From February 3rd to 20th, Ottawa plays host to the best Winter festival ever – a Canadian Signature Experience called Winterlude.

Stay at the newly renovated Lord Elgin Hotel, where you are at the heart of the best Winter activities including Winterlude, our famous Winter Festival.   Overlooking Confederation Park, home to a beautiful display of winter lights, you could not find a better vantage point.  The Winterlude Ice Carving championships will take place along Sparks Street Mall, only a few short steps away from the hotel and the SnoBus will take you to Jacques-Cartier Park, home to the Kids Zone and Snowflake Kingdom.   The Rideau Canal, now in the Guinness Book of Records as the Longest Skating Rink in the World,  is located only one block from the hotel. As well, the Rink of Dreams, an artificially cooled rink is located just across the street at Ottawa City Hall.

We have a Winter Getaway Package that is the ideal combination for your visit to this amazing festival.  This package includes a stay in one of our elegant guestrooms, skate rentals, and a voucher for a Hot Chocolate & Beavertails (a signature Ottawa treat).  Book it Now!

Steps away you can also enjoy the best shopping Ottawa has to offer – the Rideau Centre, just one block from the hotel, and the Byward Market, which is full of boutiques and specialty stores to find that unique item.  Dine in the hotel, or try one of the many restaurants and eateries located on or near Elgin Street, or in the Byward Market, in the Glebe, or Westboro… all very popular with foodies!  In the Byward Market, embrace the charms of winter in a truly Canadian way ~ chill out at Ottawa’s Ice Bar, at The Grand Pizzeria patio.

And..back again, we will run our photo contest on our ice bench in front of Grill 41.  All you have to do is take your photo on the ice bench and post it to #mylordelgin to be eligible to win a romantic one night stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel.

For more information regarding all the events, check out the Winterlude website:  Winterlude Festivities

For more information check out the Ottawa Tourism website.

Lord Elgin Hotel Winterlude Ice Bench Lord Elgin Ice BenchWinterlude ice bench

Ice Bench Lord Elgin