Great Outdoor Skating in Ottawa
(Last updated October 30th, 2016)
Did you know that Ottawa has the largest naturally frozen skating rink in the world?
Each winter from January to early February, the Rideau Canal – Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site – freezes over and ready for some winter fun!
The Rideau Canal Skateway’s 7.8 kilometres (4.8 miles), which stretch from Ottawa’s downtown core to Dows Lake, its largest surface. According to the National Capital Commission (NCC), the Skateway hosts a daily average of 19,000 visitors during the winter months.
So if you’re are planning to go to Ottawa over the winter season, this is something you don’t want to miss!
Access to the Skateway is FREE.
Just make sure you check for ice-conditions as it is closed in mild weather!