Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa

Winterlude Ottawa vacation in the winter

Winterlude Hotels Ottawa

Well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa contribute a lot to an unforgettable experience. We have that Winterlude Festival in Ottawa visited. 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.


Snowflake in the ice - well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa
Snowflake in the ice


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.


The lobby at the Chateau Laurier - Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa
The lobby at the Chateau Laurier


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*.


Elegant Tea Time at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Well Located Hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa
A hot cup of tea is good after a walk to the Winterlude venues


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 *.


A ballerina in the ice at the Winterlude in Ottawa - well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa
The Winterlude in Ottawa has to be cold


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:

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.


Kudu in ice - well-located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa
This kudu of ice was one of the ice sculptures we saw in the Crystal Gardens in Ottawa



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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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Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

12 thoughts too "Well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa"

    1. Dear Jenny,

      yes, we also liked it very much. Amazing what you can do from a simple block of ice everything.

      Best regards,

  1. 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! :)

    1. Gladly, Janet. The Winterlude was a lot of fun for us. Dick gathered in bright sunshine, we enjoyed the icy days in Ottawa.

  2. 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 ...

    1. Hello Daniela,

      Ottawa is a great city that not only offers the parliament. There are a number of interesting museums. And there is more to discover.

      Best regards,

  3. 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.

    Best regards,

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

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