Canada Special: The Ice Hog Legend and Winterlude

Canada Special: The Ice Hog Legend and Winterlude

There is a legend in Canada which says that a few thousand years ago when the earth was covered in ice was the Ice Age. During that time there was a group of magical creatures, furry little animals, which crossed the bridge of ice at the Bering Strait and went to Alaska all away from Russia. Later they travelled to the Far North which today is Canada.  I’m sure that everybody has guessed by now that these mysteriously magical creatures were the ice hogs, the very close relatives of ground... [ read more ]

Winterlude, Ottawa’s winter celebration

Winterlude, Ottawa’s winter celebration

Winterlude is the winter celebration of Ottawa, the Canadian capital. The event has been organized every February for over 30 years and it celebrates the unique northern culture and climate of the country. The festivities of Winterlude are focused in more than one location: at the Confederation Park, the Snowflake Kingdom in Gatineau and the Rideau Canal. Admire the ice sculptures, play in the snow and don’t forget to bring your ice skates. Join in the winter fun and discover the joys of Wi... [ read more ]