Time to bundle up and embrace the cold! This winter brings plenty of fun, family-friendly outdoor activities to take part in across the country! Here’s a list of a few winter festivals happening in cities across Canada. Check their websites to find out which festivals are free! 

Winterlude, Ottawa, ON
Montréal en Lumiére, Montreal, QB
Calgary Winterfest, Calgary, AB
Festival du voyager, Winnipeg, MB
Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City, QB
Snow Days, Banff, AB
Winterfesthiver, Fredricton, NB
Silverskate, Edmonton, AB
Winterruption, Granville Island, BC

Don’t forget – you can always use your CAP Card to stay warm! Visit the CAP Attractions Directory to find cultural attractions to visit this winter. You can bring up to 4 children under the age of 18 for free on each visit.

Attraction News

The Bytown Museum turns 100! 

Located in the hearth of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum shares the early stories of an evolving city from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa. This year, the Museum celebrates its 100th anniversary! Visit the Bytown Museum and explore all they have to offer!

Winter fun for everyone! 

Winter is here! There’s plenty of time to discover the activities happening in our national parks and sites. For the adventurous, there’s skiing, tobogganing, and geocaching. Those looking to relax can choose from snowshoeing, ice fishing, and campfire programs. Click here for a complete list of winter activities and events.

A “cool” new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature 

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, will soon showcase in a new exhibit – actual permafrost core samples that have been collected nearly 6,000 kilometres away in the Yukon. This is the first time any museum will exhibit frozen cores from the north! The Arctic is changing – visit to find out how!

ICC News

Share your winter pictures with CAP! 

Have you been exploring Canada with your Cultural Access Pass this winter? If so – tweet us your favourite winter-themed pictures for a  chance to be featured in our next newsletter! Be sure to tag @CAP_LPC_Canada and use the hastags #CAPCanada #CAPstayswarm 

Do you use social media? 

The Cultural Access Pass wants to know how you stay connected! Take this short survey and let us know what social media platforms you use! If you haven’t already, follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about the program at CAP_LPC_Canada!

CAP Spotlight

Meet former CAP member & 6 Degrees Rapporteur, Suzette Martin Johnson 

Suzette, a CAP member in 2014 currently lives in Calgary, Alberta. Over the years however, Suzette has lived in a number of different countries including Jamaica, the UK, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, and Martinique. She holds a BSC in International Relations, an MA in Public Sector Management, and a PhD in Migration and Diaspora Studies, and has taken numerous foreign language and translation courses. During her time in CAP, Suzette’s explored some of Alberta’s best cultural attractions. Her favourite CAP attractions were the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller (known to her son as the “dinosaur museum”) and Heritage Park in Calgary. She also, of course, loved visiting Banff National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country. Suzette enjoys writing and editing and is a proud Jamaican Canadian mom.

If you want to be featured in next month’s newsletter – email us your story and photo by February 22nd!

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