What’s Happening This Weekend in Ottawa: January 14-16

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at operations in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec during Ontario’s amended Step 2 restrictions.

Check out the COVID-19 restrictions in effect in each province before heading out this weekend.

A full list of restrictions in Quebec can be found here. A full list of restrictions in Ontario can be found here.

SKATEWAY CHANNEL CURTAIN

The Rideau Canal Skateway is open for the season.

You can skate the entire 7.8km stretch of the Rideau Canal Skateway between the National Arts Center and Hartswell Locks.

The NCC recommends that people wear a mask or face covering while on the skateway, while masks will be mandatory in restrooms and in queues at concession stands.

All changing rooms and fire pits will remain closed this winter due to COVID-19 public health measures.

Is this… the best news we’ve heard all year?!?

The green flag will go up the FULL length of the #RideauChannel Skateway tomorrow, January 14 at 8am!

Get ready to skate the full 7.8km on opening day!

Details: https://t.co/q998wTLegY | #OttNews #IceIceAbsolutely pic.twitter.com/rqaolSnyXX

— RideauCanalSkateway (@NCC_Skateway)
January 13, 2022

ACTIVE TRANSPORT ON THE PARK ROADS

The Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be open for active transportation this weekend.

The NCC will close a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway from Fifth Avenue to Somerset Street to vehicles Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM

For more information, visit the National Capital Commission website.

THE SKATES

You can skate on one of Ottawa’s chilled outdoor rinks.

Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall

Lansdowne Park Ice Rink

Ben Franklin Place Ice Rink

Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink

Residents must make reservations at ottawa.ca/skating to skate on the four rinks during peak periods.

For a list of outdoor courts in the city of Ottawa, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/skating/outdoor-rinks.

OUTDOOR ICE BANKS IN THE REGION

  • Gatineau has 82 outdoor courts. For more information, visit the Gatineau . website
  • The City of Kingston’s Springer Market Square Rink is open. For information on other ice rinks in Kingston, visit the city’s website

IJSLYND SKATE TRAILS

Ottawa’s newest winter wonderland opens this weekend.

Icelynd Skating Trails and Outdoor Skating Rink is located on Fernbank Road, just minutes outside of Stittsville.

Passes must be purchased in advance.

For more information, visit icelynd.com.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Icelynd Skating Trail (@icelyndskating)

RIVEROAK – NATURE’S PLAYGROUND

RiverOak Winter Trails on York’s Corners Road in Ottawa give you the chance to skate through an orchard, forest and meadows.

If you don’t want to skate, RiverOak also offers snowshoe and hiking trails.

For more information, visit https://www.riveroak.ca/skating.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by RiverOak Skating Trail (@riveroakskatingtrail)

THE LITTLE PENGUIN TRACK

Discover the Little Penguin Trail, an outdoor ice rink built on the Touraine Golf Club.

Located just 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa on Chemin Tache in Gatineau, enjoy ice skating on over 3 miles of icy trail surrounded by nature.

A day pass starts at $15.

For more information, visit https://thelittlepenguintrail.com/

FOREST SKATING

Skate through the woods 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Discover the enchanting place of ice skating in the forest at Patinage en Foret in Lac-Des-Loups, Que.

Proof of vaccination and photo ID are required to access Patinage and Foret. The cost is $18 for adults and $14 for children.

For more information, visit https://www.patinageenforet.com/en/.

COUNTRY ADVENTURES

Enjoy a two-mile ice skating ride through the woods at Countryside Adventures.

There are also two miles of snowshoe and cross-country trails, along with a tubing hill.

Countryside Adventures is located at 16495 Sixth Rd. in Moose Creek, 45 minutes north of downtown Ottawa.

For more information, visit https://www.countrysideadventures.ca/.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Countryside Adventures (@countryside_adventures_)

GATINEAU PARK

Enjoy this week’s fresh snow at Gatineau Park.

You can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking and winter hiking.

For more information and winter passes to access the park, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-parkhttps://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-park

WINTER TRAILS IN OTTAWA

In Ottawa, more than 100 miles of trails are groomed for winter recreational activities in Ottawa.

The National Capital Commission invites you to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking and hiking. Admission is free.

Locations include the protected nature reserve Mer Bleue.

For information on winter trails in Ottawa, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/groomed-multi-use-winter-trails

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by NCC-CCN (@ncc_ccn)

MOONEY’S BAY SKI CENTER

The Mooney’s Bay Ski Center at Terry Fox Athletic Facility features 3 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, including floodlit trails for night skiing.

For more information, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/sports#mooneys-bay-ski-centre

PINHEY FOREST TRAILS

You can take a winter hike on two trails in the Pinhey Forest in the city of Ottawa.

Year round parking available behind the Nepean Sportsplex.

For more information, visit https://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/index.php?url=trails/view/pinhey-forest-trails

TO SKI

Ski resorts are open in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Visit each resort’s website for more information.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Camp Fortune Official (@campfortune)

THE AUTHOR’S PATH IN RICHELIEU VANIER FOREST

The Museoparc presents The Author’s Path in Richelieu Vanier Forest.

Let yourself be seduced by the pens of authors – builders of the French-Ontarian identity.

“Our path is dedicated to the male and female authors of novels, poetry, theater and folklore who have shaped the cultural heritage of French Ontario,” said Museoparc, noting that there are no fewer than 30 authors hiding in the forest.

Admission is free, while a guided tour costs $5.

For more information, visit https://museoparc.ca/the-museum/the-authors-path/.

VIRTUAL TOURS IN OTTAWA BRAND

The Ottawa Fire Department invites you to virtually tour two fire stations.

The service teamed up with a local videographer to create two high-quality virtual station tours of fire station 53 in Orleans and fire station 73 in Vars.

The virtual station tours are in English with French subtitles.

RECONDITION HISTORY WALKING TOUR

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada invites you on a self-guided walking tour of reconciling history.

Each focus is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can draw from history to address contemporary injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples. .

For more information, visit https://fncaringsociety.com/reconciliation-walking-tours.

MUSEUMS

Museums in Ottawa are closed while Ontario is in a modified phase two. The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau is also currently closed.

Visit each museum’s website for information.

OMEGA PARK

Parc Omega has opened in Montebello, Que.

For more information, visit https://www.parcomega.ca/en/.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Parc Omega (@parcomega)

FEED THE CHICKEN HOODS

Feed the chickadees while going on winter sports with the family.

You can find tits at Stony Swamp Conservation, Mud Lake Conservation and Mer Bleue.

For more information, visit https://ottawariverlifestyle.com/blogs/news/where-to-feed-chickadees-in-ottawa

Leave a Comment