Winterlude was created in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture. It is held in in Ottawa-Gatineau each February. Rediscover the joys of winter at Winterlude. Skate on the world’s largest skating rink, check out the ice carving competitions or enjoy yourself in a huge winter playground surrounded by majestic snow sculptures. There’s fun for the entire family, and all sites are open on Family Day. As you enjoy the Capital’s winter traditions, you’ll see why Winterlude is part of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences Collection.