Best time to go to Ottawa

Magic of Lights 2019-2020

Wind through the sparkling tunnels of one of Ottawa's best light displays

The Magic of Lights Ottawa takes place annually at Wesley Clover Parks Campground from mid-November through early January. This magical display is a favourite for many of Ottawa's residents and visitors, attracting 230,000 people every season. Thousands of LEDs illuminate a drive through a magical route loaded with animation and popular holiday characters. The highlight of the park is the Candy Cane Lane, a large 200-foot animated display, as well as the Snowflake Forest, a twinkling winter spectacle. Apart from being fun for the whole family, the Magic of Lights Ottawa has donated over $78,000 to the Ottawa Senator’s Foundation. The Magic of Lights Ottawa runs every night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In case you want to get out of your car and experience some natural beauty, Wesley Clover Park also offers great winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or skijoring, which is a mix between cross country skiing and dog sledding. With over 18km of park trails, plenty of beautiful winter views are guaranteed.