We accessed Confederation Park from the canal to see the ice sculptures. We were fortunate to time our visit before the end of Winterlude. While the canal will remain open as long as the weather permits, this was the final weekend of Winterlude.
Before we get to the sculptures, however ...
... you guessed it — another ↑↑ Beavertails kiosk!!
I was surprised to see a booth from Temple's Sugar Camp ↓↓ because they are located near to us and quite a distance from downtown Ottawa. We usually visit the restaurant once a year, when the maple syrup season goes into high gear in March and April. Taffy on snow, anyone?
Now for the sculptures.
The above sculptures were given prime real estate at the exhibit and were judged in the competition. I didn't track whether any of these were winners — although they sure were in my eyes! The two pink attempts were my first and last and are not the best photos, but I am happy enough with the two blue ones.
In a different area of the park, we found this magnificent piece honouring the war. Perhaps you can't detect the theme in my poor photo, but it is a railway car with soldiers hanging out of the windows saying goodbye to their loved ones.
So ... that was it for our trip into the city to see the art gallery, the canal, and Winterlude, but we did some more traipsing closer to home on the next day. I am sure you await with bated breath.lol