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Don't miss out on all that Ottawa has to offer this winter! There are so many fun, outdoor activities for you and the whole family (that don't involve lacing up skates). Paramount Properties have created a list to ensure that you stay entertained in the coming months:


Located in Chelsea, Camp Fortune is a ski hill complete with 20 runs. With so many different lifts, you will rarely be waiting too long for the slopes. Additionally, the snow on this hill is always groomed well. The next Ottawa ski hill worth visiting is Ski Vorlage, in Wakefield. With a total of 17 runs, this compact ski hill offers a close-knit network of beautiful trails that can appease every boarder and skier. Edelweiss, Wakefield, complete with 20 runs, offers an extensive network of intermediate and beginner trails for those looking to hone the craft of boarding and skiing. Plus, the snow park is widely praised as one of the best near Ottawa. Mont Cascades, Gatineau complete with 20 runs, one of the best snow parks in the region for the inner daredevil. The view from the top of the slopes here is also amazing, especially at night time.

Snow Shoeing and Hiking

Lauriault Trail and the Waterfall Trail 3km, 1hr, Don’t miss the nearby ruins of MacKenzie King Estate, where past Prime Minister King used to live. Jack Pine Trail, 3.1 km, 1.5 hours. Three loops cross over beaver ponds on this snowshoeing trail, which includes a boardwalk. You can feed the chickadees. Watt’s Creek Pathway, 9.3 km Part of the TCT, this cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and fat biking trail connects to the Greenbelt. Dogs are allowed on the trail.


Winterlude takes place from February 1 – February 18 and offers outdoor fun for the entire family. This is a unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and skating and sporting events which transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland. Also available to the public is Ottawa’s first Winter Pride, performances and art by local artists and a wide selection of food. 

Andaz Ice Bar

For the three weeks of Winterlude, the Andaz's rooftop lounge Copper Spirits and Sights will be the ultimate winter theme bar with an ice bar and plenty of fire pits to keep you warm! It is the first year the Andaz is offering a rooftop ice bar, which will be the perfect spot to celebrate Winterlude. The event will be a one-of-a-kind Canadian winter experience in the ByWard Market. At Copper Spirits and Sights this month, you'll find a full-service ice bar brought to you by Absolut and J.P. Wiser's with a built-in drink luge where you can order cozy cocktails.

Spa Nordik

Nestled in the picturesque village of Old Chelsea in the Outaouais on the outskirts of Gatineau Park, Nordik Spa-Nature positions itself as the largest spa in North America.This relaxation and healing centre is mainly focused on thermotherapy and relaxation techniques from Scandinavian countries. It offers a multisensory experience in a surrounding natural setting and is aimed at contributing to the health and well-being of its guests. The spa features 3 separate areas, 10 exterior baths, 9 distinct saunas, 4 restaurant offers, a panoramic pool, a floating salt-water pool, numerous resting places, a yoga and meditation room, an exfoliation room, an outdoor massage pavilions.

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