Well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa

Rideau Canal and Chateau Laurier

Winterlude Hotels in Ottawa

Well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa contribute a lot to an unforgettable experience. We have that Winterlude Festival in Ottawa visited. We have experienced a winter as it should be. Cold, with a lot of snow and ice, and people who are not deterred from enjoying the winter outdoors.

Winterlude festival offers a great opportunity to experience Canadians' favorite free time amusements. Outdoor life - no matter how cold it is outside. Children, parents and grandparents wrap yourself up warm . They pull theirs Winterstiefel 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 and squeak with pleasure on the bottom of their pants.

Which hotels are good for winter fun in Ottawa?

For years, we have not enjoyed winter as much as at the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa. How do you best experience this, we have in our post about the Winterlude in Ottawa summarized. There are ways to make your visit to this winter fun even more enjoyable. We recommend booking well located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa. Then the paths to the attractions are not far. You can reach, for example, the free shuttle buses that connect the venues at the Winterlude Festival on short footpaths. We recommend you three well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa.


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


Three well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa

The three hotels we recommend are located near the central venue of the Winterlude Festival. You can see this and the Rideau Canal and the Byward Market from there in a few steps walk. We 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 Fairmont Château Laurier. This traditional luxury hotel is located directly on the Rideau Canal. From his restaurant, one looks down on the locks that connect the canal with the Ottawa River. The Crystal Garden, where the ice sculptures are carved during the Winterlude Festival, can be reached in about ten minutes' walk from this hotel. It's a good five minutes walk to the shuttle bus to the Snowflake Kingdom. A good view of the skaters on the Rideau Canal is from the bridge in front of the hotel. All you have to do is cross the street. We stayed in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier very well felt. 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 for a walk at Winterlude


Lord Elgin Hotel

The second hotel we recommend is almost even more central: the Crystal Gardens with the ice carvers are right across the hotel. You only have to cross the street to reach it. The shuttle bus stop to the Snowflake Kingdom is also within easy reach of this hotel. To do this, cross the street and walk for about five minutes towards the town hall. There are free buses to the Quebec venues during the Winterlude. To reach the Rideau Canal, cross the Crystal Gardens. For a nice view of the Rideau Canal, the Houses of Parliament and the Château Laurier, take a short walk to the Mackenzie King Bridge, from where you can watch some great 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

Conveniently located is our third hotel, which we recommend for a stay during the Winterlude in Ottawa: the Westin Hotel on Colonel By Drive. It is right next to the CF Rideau Center, a major shopping center on the Rideau Canal. You can reach this directly from the hotel. The Rideau Canal and Mackenzie King Bridge are just steps away. The Crystal Garden can be reached in just over five minutes on foot. And at the departure point of the shuttle bus at the Confederation Park to the Snowflake Kingdom you will - depending on which path you choose - between 15 and 20 minutes. The Westin Hotel is also convenient because the CF Rideau Center has a food mall where you can eat for a reasonable price. This food mall is well-suited for a warm-up break during a stroll through the Winterlude in Ottawa.

You can book a room at The Westin Ottawa here *.

Of course there are other well located hotels in Ottawa for the Winterlude in Ottawa and those that are cheaper. With our partner booking.com * 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 2015 in the Crystal Gardens in Ottawa

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Source for well-located hotels for the Winterlude in Ottawa: own research on site. We thank Tourism Ottawa, Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission for supporting this trip.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos © Copyright Monika Fox, TravelWorldOnline

Well located hotels for Winterlude in Ottawa

12 thoughts too "Well located hotels for 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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