The Rideau Canal remains the heart of Winterlude, popular for skaters throughout the festival and beyond. Here at the base of the Bank Street Bridge, skaters on a Saturday are making good use of the ice.
Another day, with clear skies, brought me to the same location. This is one of the arches of the bridge. The sign post you see beneath it is one of the bus stops for the shuttle bus service that the city runs from site to site during Winterlude.
Coming out to the east side of the bridge, we get a view of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons on the far side of the Canal, which I've shown you before.
Downtown, many more skaters are here near the end of the skateway, beneath the Mackenzie King bridge. Confederation Park is over there to the right.
This view from the top of the bridge gives you an idea of how busy the Canal can get on a weekend.
The same applies in the early evening.