Winterlude in Ottawa

Winterlude is one the winter highlights for Ottawa’s locals and tourists. This two week festival celebrates all things cold. It is famous for both the largest skateway in the world and an exciting ice carving competition.

This winter Webster’s Wildshots enjoyed a reunion in Ottawa, as Paul and Michael visited their son, Richard. This was a great opportunity to do some photography and filming of a Canadian winter… a scary thing for us mere Brits.

Camera in hand the reunited trio set out to capture some photos of Winterlude.

The ice carving competition opened with the one block challenge. Here the grandmasters of ice carving gathered to transform one block of ice in one hour!

As Winterlude continued more ice sculptures were added. The NCC has some great photos on Flickr too And more and more people started to visit, lots travelling by the Rideau canal Skatway.