We had a wonderful evening, not too cold for a Canadian winter. It's also our nation's 150th anniversary of Confederation so some of the sculptures were along that theme.
These sculptures were in the park but they also have an ice sculpture competition and those sculptures are located in what they call the Crystal Garden.
It's pretty amazing to see what they can carve out of ice. The contestants come from all around the world. It's funny to see that many of the carvers come from countries that we would consider to be warm, no even hot countries. Just how do they get into ice carving?
Go to the link below to see all the ice sculptures that we saw.
After standing in line to see all the sculptures, our feet did start to get cold so we decided to head back home, some us by car and others, myself included by bus. It was an inexpensive short evening out but it did get us out of the house and gave us a chance to catch up with each other. There will be other events here in Ottawa for the 150th that we plan to attend. Hopefully a few others that couldn't make it this time will be able to join us.
If you haven't been to Ottawa, summer is a wonderful time to visit but so is February with Winterlude. There's the ice sculputres, skating on the canal, a snow maze and castle, dog sled rides in Jacques Cartier park. Not to mention taffy pulls and, of course, one has to have beaver tails.
|Rideau Canal Skateway|
|Ottawa at night|
|Confederation Park and the canal|