What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, February 2. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For culture and learning…

For some Winterlude excitement…

  • Friday, February 3 to Monday, February 20 | Experience the best the Canadian winter has to offer at the 45th edition of Winterlude, taking place at various locations in Canada’s capital region. Most activities are FREE!
  • Friday, February 3 to Monday, February 20 | While the BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival made the difficult decision to cancel their races, their free concert series at the Rainbow Bistro in the ByWard Market neighbourhood is still a go. FREE!
  • Friday, February 3 to Saturday, February 4 | The Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival presents shows by Sarah Neufeld, Kenny Barron, Thus Owls, and more at various downtown locations!
  • Saturday, February 4 | Watch the Winterlude Triathlon where dedicated winter enthusiasts will cross-country ski for 10 km and snowshoe for 6 km, starting at Mooney’s Bay.

For some unique Ottawa activities…

For foodies…

  • Friday, February 3 to Saturday, February 4 | The Shaw Centre and Algonquin College host the Canadian Culinary Championship, a competition featuring nine renowned Canadian chefs.
  • Wednesday, February 8 | Come celebrate the official launch of SoPa, the South of Parliament entertainment district, at Queen St. Fare.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!


Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism