Weekend Family Fun in Ottawa


Another weekend is approaching with tons of great family fun activities in the Ottawa area.

6818769501_d3f6236074_oWinterlude will be on all weekend (weather permitting) in Gatineau and Ottawa. For daily updates on the closing of activities at Jacques Cartier Park and the Rideau Canal, the official Winterlude website (most activities are FREE).


Thomas the Train exhibition at the Children's Museum

Thomas the Train special exhibition will be on Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm at the Canadian Children’s Museum ($$).


techno museumTechnoSnow brought to you by the Canadian Science and Technology Museum will be at Marion Dewar Plaza Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm with tons of fun activities (FREE).


canadian-flag-1444606Get in the Game with Motivate Canada at Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa City Hall) from 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday and come and test your agility, balance, coordination and speed! You can also get your picture taken with some of Canada’s Olympic, Paralympic and national team athletes (FREE).


curling-1413223Learn to curl at Lansdowne Park on the outdoor skating rink Saturday & Sunday from noon to 4pm (FREE).


snow shooeingCome out to the Gatineau Park at the Visitor Centre (33 Scoot Road in Chelsea) at 10:30am on Saturday or 1:30pm on Sunday to go on a 2 hour guided snowshoe hike to see how animals survive in winter (FREE).



  • Fête Frissons from 8:30am to noon at the Shenkman Arts Center with musical entertainment, face-painting, crafts, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow! (Admission and most activities are FREE).
  • Into the Kitchen – Dairy Days from 10am to 11:30am at Billings Estate National Historic Site,  where kids aged 5-7 years will learn where the ingredients to make cheese and butter come from and bake a special treat to bring home! ($6.15 per participant).
  • The 2016 Accora Village Bed Race will be held on Dow’s Lake starting at 11am where 50 teams will compete with decorated beds for the prize of the best decorated, fastest bed and the best fund raisers. A great time for the whole family (FREE).
  • The 2016 edition of the Westboro Beach Winter Carnival will be on from 1 to 4pm at Westboro Beach with tobogganing, snow building, colouring and a bonfire (FREE).
  • The Churchill Seniors Centre will be hosting a Family Dance from 3:30 to 5pm (10$ for 16 & up, FREE for kids).

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