Winterlude has brightened winter in Canada’s Capital Region since 1979. This year’s event has been reinvented to follow public health requirements. Canadians across the country are invited to celebrate winter with unique virtual experiences, February 5 to 21.
Exploring Canada’s Winter Traditions!—a national virtual show—kicks off the 43rd annual Winterlude on Friday, February 5 at 7 p.m. (ET) on the Canadian HeritageYouTube channel.
Featuring Ariane Moffatt, Alexandre Tétrault, the Ivan Fleet Memorial Dancers, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Corneille, Faouzia, Ria Mae, Masson Stomp, Tracy Trash, William Prince and figure skater Elladj Baldé.
Check out the dedicated artists taking part in the first-ever virtual Winterlude National Ice-Carving Competition. For the first time, Winterlude challenged Canadian professional ice sculptors to present their work simultaneously in Yellowknife, Banff/Lake Louise, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Gatineau, Québec City and Halifax. Each of them had 28 hours to transform 8 blocks of ice into an artwork on the theme of the joys of winter. Starting February 5, you can see their creations online and vote for your three favourites.
- Admire the work of the sculptors taking part in the first-ever virtual Winterlude National Ice-Carving Competition held simultaneously in Yellowknife, Banff/Lake Louise, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Gatineau, city of Québec and Halifax
- Watch talented artists from the Canadian artistic scene: Ariane Moffatt, Alexandre Tétrault and the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, the NAC Orchestra, Corneille, Faouzia, Ria Mae, Tracy Trash, Masson Stomp and William Prince
- Be marveled by figure skater Elladj Baldé’s performance
- Discover Canadian winter traditions
Who is it for?
All ages – Family
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
February 5–21, 2021