Carleton University is located in Ottawa, a city that truly sparkles during the winter months! Whether you prefer staying cozy indoors or exploring the city on a snowy day, below are our top picks for making the most of your time here!

Skate along the canal

The Rideau Canal Skateway is one of the most widely known winter attractions in Canada‚Äôs capital. The 7.8 kilometre rink winds throughout the city, and is just steps from Carleton University’s campus. If you don’t own skates, you can rent a pair for the day!

Satisfy your sweet tooth

Another winter staple is grabbing a Beavertail pastry and hot chocolate. You can visit the Beavertail pop-ups on the on the Rideau Canal while skating, or wander down to the Byward Market for the full experience. Downtown Ottawa is filled with festive shops and beautiful snowy scenes that make for a perfect winter stroll.

Explore the city at night

The Magical Winter Lightscapes multimedia show at Parliament Hill is another festive activity to check off your Ottawa bucket list! The show is projected onto the Parliament Buildings, and plays on repeat every night until January 7th. The city is also lit with thousands of beautiful holiday lights from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily to make exploring Ottawa’s scenery even more worthwhile.

With so many exciting attractions to explore in Ottawa during the winter months, we hope you’ll come for a visit to experience it for yourself!