Ottawa’s Ice Dragon Boat Festival at Winterlude 2017

We are hours away from the very first Ice Dragon Boat event in North America. Yes, you read that correctly – an ice dragon boat festival! Dragon boats will be racing down the frozen Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, as part of Winterlude 2017 and Canada 150.

With team names like “Frosted Flakes”, the “Polar Pandas” and the “Gallery Girls”, you can bet spirits and excitement will be at an all time high. So be sure to bundle up, bring the family, and enjoy a day at the lake. Dow’s Lake, that is! All the details, from where to park and starting times, are now posted at

Hope to see you there, getting your cheer on!