The Grand Ottawa – Winterlude!

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A JOURNEY TO THE OPEN LANDS . . .

Winterlude is an annual ice festival held in Ottawa. One of the destival highlights is being able to skate on the Rideau Canal which is not only a UNESCO World Heritage SITE, but also becomes the world’s largest ice rink when frozen!

IMG_3851 Entrance to skating rink on Rideau Canal

IMG_3854 Skating on the Rideau Canal

Following personal advice from Ottawa locals, I endulged in a classic (sugar and cinnamon) Beaver Tail. For those of you that don’t know, it is essentially deep fried pastry with sweet topping but they are goooood. I was told that this was the best place to buy them and being on the lake made them taste even better – classified true. If you are more adventurous, try adding a bit of lemon to the traditional cinnamon and sugar – it sounds odd, but tastes good!

IMG_3847 Beaver Tails stand ON the lake

Following two hours of “skating”…

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