Until Mar 4

Mosaïvernales – Gatineau 2018

Following the success of MosaïCanada150’s living sculptures, a stunning 1km loop of larger-than-life illuminated snow sculptures returns to light up the winter.

Until Feb 25

Ice skating on Parliament Hill

Lace up your skates and experience the magic of Canadian winter with free ice skating on the Canada 150 Rink with the backdrop of Parliament buildings.



Feb 2-19



A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and skating and sporting events which transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland.


Feb 3

Fête Frissons

Don’t fight the frost! Join us and celebrate a winter morning full of family fun! Enjoy complimentary music, face-painting, art-making, circus-arts, stories, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!

Symphony Hack Lab

“Hack the symphony” with audacious new explorations of sound and symphonic classics through science and technology. Arrive early for a special Maker Faire Ottawa edition of TUNETOWN and tinker with unique inventions and instruments featured in the concert!

Feb 4

Family Sundays – Art Beat

Bring your family to create, learn and have fun. At each Family Sunday, kids ages 0–12 and their adults experience the national collection through a different theme. This season we’re having fun with Halloween, superheroes, art-ithmetic and wild things!


Feb 6 – Mar 25

Toddler Tuesdays

Arts & crafts, singing, dancing, stories, and more! Toddler Tuesdays are the perfect morning activity for caregivers and children, ages 18 months to 4 years! Join instructor Jesse Kahat in the sunbathed City Room for learning, exploration, and fun!


Feb 10

Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

The second edition ice dragon boat race in North America; teams use ice-sticks to propel dragon boats outfitted with skates across the frozen Rideau Canal!


Feb 11

Children’s Wish Foundation

Join in for some food and beverages, dancing, music, glow sticks, crafts, princesses and superheroes, and more. Proceeds raised will go directly to Children’s Wish Foundation.

Celebrate Africa!

Led by renowned Fana Soro, the performance is a feast of traditional songs, stories, athletic dance and absolutely stunning musicianship.

Feb 14

Stittsville Family Cooking Club

Feb 15

Gym Jam

18 months-6 years old and Parents are invited to come ride, climb, run and jump in the gym with us! Carleton Place.

Feb 17

Accora Village Bed Race

Fifty teams of 4 runners and one rider compete with modified and decorated beds for honours and prizes as the fastest bed, the best decorated bed, and the best fundraisers. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

Feb 17-Apr 15

Maple syrup fun

Sleigh rides, maple taffy on snow, interpretive walking trails and hearty maple meals.


Midway Family Fun Day 

This event is reserved for children with ASD, parents, caregivers, siblings, and friends.


Feb 18

Waiters’ and Waitresses’ Race on Ice

Come cheer on hotel, restaurant, and bar staff as they race their way down the Rideau Canal Skateway while carrying trays loaded with dishes. No spilling allowed during this old tradition!



Mon Petit Prince

Claudelle, une petite fille pleine de vie, perd sa mère atteinte d’un cancer. Pour réconforter son inconsolable père, pilote de brousse, elle lui raconte la seule histoire qu’elle connaît, celle du Petit Prince d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Un texte poétique et teinté d’humour où sont explorés les thèmes de la famille, de l’imaginaire, du bonheur et de la bienveillance.



Family Ice Fishing Derby and Brunch

The Harbour Harvest is a family and rookie friendly Ice Fishing tournament


  • a delicious brunch in the Harbour View Hall at the Galley Restaurant in the Nepean Sail Club in Ottawa!
  • No fishing license is required! We are an official OFFE event!
  • Holes drilled for you, and equipment available on site for anyone who doesnt own their own.  We will also have bait and lures to choose from!


Feb 19

The Merry Universe of Thomas Cadabra

In his new show, Thomas features some of the best and most entertaining magic tricks in the world. Children will love entering Thomas’ merry imaginary world as they become magicians-in-training and help him onstage. This fun performance is sure to enchant children of all ages.


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