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Winterlude, or Bal de Neige, is a three week long festival that takes place in the National Capital Region of Canada during the month of February. The festival began in 1979 as a way to celebrate Canada’s northern climate and hosts a variety of winter-themed activities. It includes athletic events like ice skating and a winter triathlon, a winter sculpture playground and crafts, as well as ice-carving competitions and musical performances.
About Winterlude 2018. (2018 June). Government of Canada. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude/about.html
Winterlude. (n.d.) Ottawa: Canada’s Capitol. Retrieved from https://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/winterlude/