Winterlude is an annual winter festival that takes place in the month of February in Ottawa. For three weeks in the dead of winter Ottawa and it's residents come alive with winter spirit! All kinds of activities take place such as ice carving competitions, a playground made of snow (picture HUGE slides made of ice and snow), skating on the Rideau Canal (the world's largest skating rink!), sleigh rides, fireworks, outdoor concerts and of course yummy treats must be had too! The official treat of Winterlude is a Beavertail- a deep fried piece of whole wheat dough that is topped with your choice of toppings. My favourite is the Killaloe Sunrise- lemon, cinnamon and sugar-yum!
Last weekend my SIL Leslie, Noah and I hit up the festivities and of course I had to bring along my camera and I made sure to take lots of pictures. I'm happy with the shots that I got. I really wanted to share a bit of my home town with you. Hope you enjoy!