Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rideau Canal is nicknamed the world’s largest ice skating rink. It runs from Dow’s Lake to downtown Ottawa, and this is its 47th year in operation. It usually opens in January or February, once the canal freezes over and the ice is 30 centimeters (one foot) thick. The Rideau Canal trail is 7.8 kilometers (4.8 miles) long and actually becomes a busy thoroughfare for commuters, as it connects a lot of the city. It hosts the Winterlude festival for three weekends in February as well.
Rideau Canal, Ottowa, ON, Canada, +1 613 283 5170