Winterlude Hotels Ottawa
Well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa contribute a lot to an unforgettable experience. We visited the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa. There we experienced a winter as it should be. Cold, with lots of snow and ice and people who don't let that stop them from enjoying winter outdoors. From these Ottawa Winterlude hotels you can reach the event locations in a short distance.
The Winterlude festival offers a great opportunity to experience Canadians' favorite winter amusements. Outdoor life - no matter how cold it is outside. Children, parents and grandparents wrap themselves up warm. They pull on their winter boots and wander around town to watch the ice carvers make their ice sculptures. They strap on their skates and slide into town on the frozen Rideau Canal. Incidentally, this is the most convenient way to get to the city center in winter. Or they drive to the Quebec side of the Ottawa River and enjoy the winter wonderland in the Snowflake Kingdom. There, old and young alike slide down various ice and snow slides on the bottom of their pants and squeak with pleasure .
Which hotels are good for winter fun in Ottawa?
We haven't enjoyed winter like we did at the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa in years . Find out, how you experience this best, in our article about the Winterlude in Ottawa. There are ways you can make a visit to this winter treat even more enjoyable. We recommend booking well-located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa. Then the walks to the attractions are not far. The Winterlude Festival venues are a short walk from these hotels. Thus you always have a warm home to return to. We therefore recommend these well-located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa.
Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa
These three hotels are close to the main Winterlude Festival venue. From these you can reach the Rideau Canal, Sparks Street and Byward Market in a few steps. We really appreciated that during our winter visit to Ottawa.
Hotel Fairmont Château Laurier
We stayed at the Fairmont Château Laurier. This traditional luxury hotel is located directly on the Rideau Canal. Its restaurant looks down on the lockage that connects the canal to the Ottawa River. Sparks Street, where the ice carvers demonstrate their skills, is about a ten-minute walk from this hotel. There is a good view of the skaters on the Rideau Canal from the bridge in front of the hotel. All you have to do is cross the street. We felt at home in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Just click on the link if you want to know more about our stays there.
You can book a room at Fairmont Château Laurier here*.
Lord Elgin Hotel
The second of the Ottawa Winterlude hotels that we recommend is also centrally located: on one side is Sparks Street and on the other it is not far to the Rideau Canal. To reach the Rideau Canal, you will cross the Crystal Gardens. For a nice view of the Rideau Canal, the Houses of Parliament and the Château Laurier, it's worth the short walk to the Mackenzie King Bridge, which is a great place to watch events on the canal. We saw the Kilt Skate from there.
You can book a room at the Lord Elgin Hotel here *.
The Westin Ottawa
The third of our Ottawa Winterlude hotels, which we recommend for a stay during Winterlude in Ottawa, is also very conveniently located: the Westin Hotel on Colonel By Drive. It is adjacent to the CF Rideau Centre, a large shopping center on the Rideau Canal. You can reach this directly from the hotel. The Rideau Canal and the Mackenzie King Bridge are just steps from the hotel. Sparks Street can be reached in a few minutes. The Westin Hotel is also convenient because there is a food mall in the CF Rideau Center where you can eat inexpensively. This food mall is a good place to warm up during a city stroll at Ottawa's Winterlude.
You can book a room at The Westin Ottawa here *.
Hotels near Sparks Street
In 2023 the National Ice-Carving Championship will be held on Sparks Street. Therefore, this year there are other hotels that are well suited for visiting Winterlude 2023 as they are close to Sparks Street:
- The Sheraton Ottawa Hotel*
- ARC the Hotel*
- Alt Hotel Ottawa*
- The Ottawa Marriott Hotel*
- Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre*
- Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown*
All of these hotels are within walking distance of Sparks Street. From there you can easily walk to the ice carvers and their sculptures.
Of course there are other well located hotels in Ottawa for the Winterlude in Ottawa and many of them are cheaper. Check them out at our partner booking.com*, where you will find all hotels in Ottawa and the surrounding area.
Here you will find more Hotels in Canada that we recommend.
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Source for Ottawa Winterlude Hotels: own research on site. Thank you to Tourism Ottawa, Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission for supporting this trip.
Text Ottawa Winterlude Hotels: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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12 thoughts too "Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa"
How beautiful the ice cream creations are!
Warm greetings to you!
yes, we also liked it very much. Amazing what you can do from a simple block of ice everything.
Canada is high on my list, but of course even more! The ice sculptures are absolutely great and the festival is definitely worth a visit. Thanks also for the hotel tips! :)
Gladly, Janet. The Winterlude was a lot of fun for us. Dick gathered in bright sunshine, we enjoyed the icy days in Ottawa.
There you have chosen a few chic hotels. The ice sculptures are great and suddenly the cold autumn does not seem so cold anymore. Now I'll take a look at the tips for Ottawa ...
Ottawa is a great city that not only offers the parliament. There are a number of interesting museums. And there is more to discover.
Oh Ottawa, that was so nice. I was there in the spring and had already thought that he must be wonderful winter. When the channel freezes and you can skate on it. One day I will certainly go to Ottawa again in the winter and for that I will save your hotel recommendations.
The stay at Winterlude was a lot of fun. You only have to wear warm clothes at temperatures below -30 ° Celsius. Therefore, hotels that are close to the events of winter lament, are of great advantage.
The ice sculptures are really nice. I have to go there too.
We were able to watch how they are carved during the festival. It's an exciting thing to see how a square block of ice slowly turns into a kudukopf or a ballerina. The ice carvers are real artists.
Ottawa seems to be beautiful :-)
In any case. Ottawa is not very big, but offers a lot of sights and great festivals. You can spend several days there. We already have some Tips on what to do in Ottawa.
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