Fun Family Activities to do in Ottawa in February

Family Fun in Ottawa in February - SavvyMom

It’s the shortest month, but you still need plenty of ways to fill your days with activities and family fun in and around Ottawa in February. Bundle up, embrace the winter weather and experience all that Ottawa has to offer! Along with these fun events you may wish to head out and visit some local restaurants as a family.

Fun Family Events & Activities in Ottawa in February

RCMP Musical Ride Stables Open House

Visit the RCMP Stables on Saturday February 24 and get up close with the beautiful RCMP Musical Ride horses. The annual Open House is in collaboration with the Ottawa Food Bank. Admission is free to this event but please consider bringing non-perishable goods to donate to the Ottawa Food Bank and /or cash donations. Meet some mounties and meet some of the amazing riders and horses that take part in this magical ride.


Discover the ultimate winter extravaganza in Canada’s Capital Region at Winterlude! From February 2 to 19, Ottawa and Gatineau come alive with over 200 indoor and outdoor activities. Don’t miss the return of favorites like the Snowflake Kingdom’s tubing slides and the Ice-Carving Showcase on Sparks Street. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply love culture, Winterlude promises something for everyone to enjoy! With multiple spots to enjoy (Jacques Cartier Park, Sparks Street & Dows Lake) you can spend a weekend at each location!

Ice Carving Demonstrations

On Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, don’t miss this integral part of Winterlude at the ByWard Market. See what incredible creations can be made out of blocks of ice.

The Magic of WonderPhil

Don’t miss WonderPhil’s 5-star show on Saturday, February 17 at the Les Lye Studio Theatre. This is a magic act that is built to amaze the whole family, delivering big laughs and unbelievable magic, to delight kids and adults alike. Ticket prices run from $18.50 to $34.50/each.

Solarium Interactive Sound Garden

On Family Day Weekend visit the National Arts Centre (NAC) Saturday February 17 – Sunday February 18th as Solarium returns. This enchanted greenhouse is filled with musical plants, where every child can dream of being a sound gardener.
Plants don’t grow silently, without making a sound. There’s a magical place where you can even hear them sing. Explore a fabulous forest in the middle of the NAC where music emerges from your interaction with the vegetation. Using your fingertips, bring out the plants’ gentle song.

Disney On Ice

Grab your tickets now and experience the magic of Disney on Ice as it returns to the Canadian Tire Centre from March 7-10! With enchanting daytime and evening shows offered in both French and English, there’s double the excitement for the whole family. Glide into a world of wonder, where beloved characters come to life on the ice, creating unforgettable memories that will sparkle in your hearts forever! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event – grab your tickets now for a journey filled with laughter, joy, and endless delight! Use the code “GOOFY” online to save 20% when purchasing your tickets.


1 Comment

  1. Kristina on January 28, 2022 at 9:45 am

    I would like to add to this great list you have provided.
    Feb 4-6 is the 6th annual Asinabka Featival Snowscreen event showing films (online this year instead of on a snow screen)

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