Which international winter festival turns a city into a hot chocolate lover’s paradise?
Winterlude (French: Bal de Neige) is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter. Winterlude is run by the Department of Canadian Heritage and was started in 1979. The event is one of Ottawa’s most important tourist draws, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
– Saranac Lake Winter Carnival in New York City
– The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan
– Winterlude in Ontario, Canada
– Dartmouth Winter Carnival in England
When Ontario, Canada celebrates Winterlude, the nation’s capital is transformed into a haven for hot chocolate stands and ice sculptures. During this time of Canada’s year, the festival brings a joyous atmosphere to the bleakness of winter.
Featured during the festival are skating demos, a winter triathlon and a unique bed race. The festivities center around the frozen Rideau Canal Skateway, which proudly claims its title as home to the Beaver Cup Hockey Classic. Source: WondersList.com