A new year, new projects underway! The ByWard Market is beyond excited to be home to many signature Winterlude events, and to be an official partner in such a significant way. From the Crystal Garden International Ice-Carving Competition, to the Annual Stew Cook-Off, Chimes – Interactive Light & Sound Installation, to the Fourth Annual ByWard Market Server Games, there will be great outdoor activities for everyone!

New event details coming up every day!

Check out the events below:

Take a Frozen road trip across Europe

February 1 to 18
Open daily, 8 am to 11 pm and on Monday, February 18, 8 am to 5 pm

Chimes – Interactive Light & Sound Installation
York Street – William Square

February 1 to 18
Open daily, 8 am to 11 pm and on Monday, February 18, 8 am to 5 pm

ByWard Market’s Crystal Garden
York Street

  • February 1 and 2, 9 am to 10:30 pm
  • February 3, 9 am to 8 pm
  • February 4 to 7, 12 pm to 8 pm
  • February 8, 12 pm to 10 pm
  • February 9, 10 am to 10 pm
  • February 10, 10 am to 8 pm
  • February 11 and 12, CLOSED
  • February 13 and 14, 12 pm to 8 pm
  • February 15, 12 pm to 10 pm
  • February 16 and 17, 10 am to 10 pm
  • February 18, 10 am to 6 pm

32nd Crystal Garden International Ice-Carving Competition
York Street

  • Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, 9 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday, February 3, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Awards ceremony: Sunday, February 3, 5 pm

Paul Klee Interactive Learning Space
National Gallery of Canada

  • Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm. Open Monday, February 18, 10 am to 5 pm

“I’m here with Kids” Family Self-Guide
National Gallery of Canada

  • Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm. Open Monday, February 18, 10 am to 5 pm

“I Want to See it All” Self-Guide
National Gallery of Canada

  • Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm. Open Monday, February 18, 10 am to 5 pm

Maple Lover’s Tour
C’est Bon Cooking

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Territories
George Street

  • February 1 to 18, George Street 

Winterlude SubZero Electro DJ Nights presented by the Rideau Carleton Casino
York Street

Fridays and Saturdays, February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (except Friday, February 1 until 10:30 p.m.)

Every Friday and Saturday evening, kick off your evening with electrifying music from Canadian DJ artists on the Rideau Carleton Casino Stage.

Altitude Gym Climbing Tower

  • Saturdays and Sundays, February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, and Monday, February 18, 11 am to 4 pm