Things to Do During Winter in Ottawa with Kids

Things to do in Ottawa this Winter for Kids - SavvyMom

It’s time to bundle up and enjoy all the local winter fun in Ottawa that the wonderful city has to offer! While you may be tempted to hibernate indoors for the next few months there are many wonderful and fun things to do and explore in Ottawa this winter  Ottawa’s winter wonderland offers a variety of exciting activities for families including hitting the slopes, spectacular Disney on Ice shows, thrilling PWHL games in town and exploring new toboggan hills all across the city.

Lace up those snow boots, grab your mittens and explore Ottawa!

Local Winter Fun in Ottawa


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Hit the Slopes

No matter where you live in the Ottawa area you are just a short drive away from Camp Fortune, Ski Edelweiss, Ski Vorlage, Mont Cascades and Pakenham. With many hills to choose from with a variety of slopes offered you can decide to choose lessons or explore on your own. Don’t worry if you don’t have your equipment you can rent on site from all of these hills.  It’s never too late to learn a new skill and it’s never to early to get started with the kids! If they can walk….they can ski 🙂

Winterlude Festivities

Winterlude is a true celebration of winter in Ottawa. With the iconic Rideau Canal, magical ice sculptures, live music and festivities there is lots to do throughout the month of February in Ottawa. Don’t miss out on the fun at Confederation Park, downtown Ottawa, and Dows Lake and definitely don’t forget to enjoy a Beaver Tail!

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Disney on Ice

Mickey & Minnie will be joined by Moana, Coco, Beauty and the Beast, and their friends from Frozen when Disney on Ice visits the Canadian Tire Centre from March 7th to 10th. “Into the Magic” takes families on a high sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui, Belle shows what it means to be fearless and experience a great adventure with all of your other favourite Disney characters. Sing, dance and enjoy all of the smiles on this fun filled adventure.

Tobogganing Fun

With plenty of hills to explore in Ottawa enjoy speeding down a snowy hill with these fantastic toboggan spots across Ottawa.

Head over to Carlington Park or Mooneys Bay for a fun filled day or check out Apollo Crater park for a gentler option with lots of space in the east end of the city. Remember to be safe when hitting the hills and it’s recommended that you wear a helmet and do a safety assessment (for debris, trees, etc.) before doing your first run.

PWHL Game Excitement

For sports enthusiasts catch a PWHL game in Ottawa with our new HOME TEAM! The professional woman’s hockey league is setting record breaking attendance at the teams home ice at TD Place. With teams in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Boston and Minnesota these action packed games also showcase to our youth that passion and drive is alive as these women carve the way in the professional hockey world for female athletes.

With lots of local winter fun in Ottawa to explore this wintery season is sure to be a fun one creating memories with your entire family!


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