I found the most chill things in Ottawa over the weekend literally, as I mentioned in my most recent travel blog. Here are some even cooler things you'll find at Ottawa's Winterlude festival which is underway through February 20th. I know we've had our fair share of snow in Connecticut, but this festival gives you a great reason to head North to find even more.

Ice skating is everywhere in Canada, so it was a HUGE part of the festival.

Photo Credit: Suzy Garcia--Ice Skating at Winterlude

We saw some of the most beautiful ice sculptures displayed as part of the festival. Here is just one of the many there--

Photo Credit: Suzy Garcia Ice Sculpture at Winterlude

The winter party scene never seems to end here. An ice sculptor crafted a special ice bar so you can get any drink on the rocks.

Photo Credit: Suzy Garcia--Ice Bar at Ottawa's Winterlude festival

Just outside of the ice bar was a dance party on the snow, featuring Canadian recording artists and DJs. Here is where you can get more Winterlude info and find out about the fun from the source.

Photo Credit: Suzy Garcia Winterlude Concert on Snow