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Discover your city this winter

December 16, 2015
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Ottawa – It’s Winter in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa.

Enjoy the season by going for a skate at a City facility or signing up for a course. Join the excitement at a Senators game or at Lansdowne with the Ottawa 67’s. Celebrate the arts at Centrepointe Theatres and Shenkman Arts Centre, or discover the past at a City museum or the Ottawa Archives.

Dust off your skates because the Sens Rink of Dreams and the Lansdowne Skating Court are open. Keep checking for updates. Also, public skating sessions at City facilities are free on weekends until March 27, 2016, compliments of RBC Royal Bank.

City Hall is a great place to visit this season with the Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

Be sure to check out Winter in the City to keep up-to-date on what’s happening around town.

Winter in the City 10-day look ahead:


Runs until March 19, 2016
Taverns and Troublemakers exhibit, Gallery 112, Ottawa Central Archives

Runs until January 7, 2016

Christmas Lights Across Canada, illumination of landmarks and sites along Confederation Boulevard — including Parliament Hill


Runs until December 20

Vintage Village of Lights, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)


Runs until December 22

Christmas Carollers, ByWard Market, Saturdays and Sundays

December 17

  • Le groupe Swing – La Folle, presented by MIFO, Shenkman Arts Centre


December 17 to 19

  • Rumpelstiltskin, presented by East End Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre

December 18

  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Peterborough Petes, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa Senators vs. San Jose Sharks, Canadian Tire Centre

December 19

  • Old fashioned Christmas, Fairfields Heritage House
  • Elves of the Estate, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Kingston Frontenacs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Christmas Market in Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
  • Quartetto Gelato – The Magic of Christmas, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre

December 20

  • Christmas Market in Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne

Plan your route before heading out to your next event. The City of Ottawa has a number of online tools at to help motorists, cyclists and transit users get to their destination as easily as possible. 


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