Canada. Canadian Heritage

Site: Ottawa

Service: Winterlude

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Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-844-878-8333
TTY Phone 1-888-997-3123
Primary Contact Julie DescĂ´teaux, Manager, Event Coordination (Winterlude); Phone: 819-997-1017; Email:
Primary Executive Evan Medley, Senior Manager, Capital Celebrations; Phone: 819-635-5498; Email:
Address & Map
Capital Information Kiosk
90 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L1
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Mailing Address c/o Canadian Heritage 
15 Eddy St, 11th Floor (15-11-B) 
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M5
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & 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
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
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Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Date Updated 29 Oct 2017
Service Categories Special Events

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