What’s Happening in Ottawa for January 2017

Happy New Year! Start Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations began with a bang in the Capital. Of course, there’s more than just 150-year special events to draw Ottawa residents and tourists out of their homes during chilliest days of the year. Participate in these January events to chase away the winter blues.

The Rideau Canal Opening
Get your heart pumping with some aerobic exercise along the Rideau Canal opening January 6 (weather permitting). The world’s largest outdoor skating rink runs 4.8 miles through Downtown and is fun for the whole family or athletic enthusiasts. Skating is free and equipment rentals are available at the Rideau, CIBC Fifth Rest Area and Dows Lake. See NCC-CNN for information on opening, parking, food, and rest areas.

Taste the Glebe
Grab tickets to this sumptuous tasting of the Glebe’s famous dining scene. Over 30 restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops will present samples of their best food and cocktails at the Glebe Community Center on January 19. Tickets range in price with different packages available.

‘67s at Lansdowne
Take the kids out for a family-friendly day of hockey excitement. The 67s are a junior series A ice hockey team with games scheduled through March at TD Place arena. View the team schedule.

The Ignite 150 App
Download the O2017 app to get a heads up on these special pop-up events in honor of Canada’s 150 years. Ignite 150 will feature 17 incredible experiences in unusual places around Ottawa, but with only a few days’ notice on the app and social media. Get a sneak peak of the possible events on their website.