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Skate the 7.8-kilometer-long Rideau Canal from one end, at Fairmont Château Laurier, to the other, at Dow’s Lake. The Rideau Canal is the longest outdoor skating rink in the world and is the main attraction of the Winterlude festival. It is open to skaters in January and February, weather permitting. Skate rentals are available at various Silver Skates locations on the canal.

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Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history and one of the world's most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict.
Festivals & Tours
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Ghostly Tours of The City

Haunted Walks are offered as a unique historical walking tour in Ottawa.
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Fairmont Château Laurier is close to several top-ranked courses, both within Ottawa and in the surrounding region. Start planning your Ottawa-area golf trip today.