With the mild weather we've been having this year, a trip to Ottawa for a healthy does of winter is just what the doctor ordered. For the Family Day long weekend the YummyMummyClub and their families will be descending on Ottawa for their annual get-together in the nation's capital.
Winterlude is a city-wide celebration of my favorite season (forgive me, I'm a winter baby). Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for its visitors during the entire month of February for what is surely the city's most impressive time of year. Skating down the picturesque Rideau Canal has become an iconic wintertime activity for locals and visitors alike, but it's really just one of a myriad of activities and events that take place during Winterlude.
Winterlude really shines in the numerous outdoor destinations for visitors to choose from. Whether taking an ice sculpting lesson, visiting a maple syrup sugar shack or toboggoning in one of the various parks around the city. There is no shortage of entertainment to get you outdoors and into the fresh air. For those with kids there's an entire winter wonderland called Snowflake Kingdom—North America's largest outdoor snow playground.
For those more inclined to stay inside where it's warm, Ottawa has a slew of museums to choose from. The breadth of selection is really unique to any other city in Canada and will make sure that everyone in your family has a blast. We're looking forward to a great winter family escape and my kids have already started to list me our mandatory stops...Beaver Tails, Byward Market, Snowflake Kingdom, it's going to be a fun and very BUSY weekend!