No only is Ottawa is the coldest national capital in the world but it hosts
the largest winter festival in North America. This event is held every February
for three consecutive weekends. Winterlude is a family-oriented festival centred on
the world's longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal.
One of the nicest attractions at Winterlude is the ice carving competition. All the following pictures were taken in the garden of ice sculptures created at this event.
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