Sunday, March 4, 2018

Snow Sculptures In The Park

I am finishing this look at the activities around Jacques Cartier Park during Winterlude today. Large snow sculptures are always found here during the festival, and this year they had a theme linked to the Olympics. It started with two of them near the entrance.

Others included an Olympic torch.

The sport of curling also featured in one sculpture.

As did the bobsled.

Here are two final views in the park. Tomorrow we're back in Ottawa for more of the Winterlude activities. I still have a few posts left in the series.


  1. folks sure do things on a grand scale.

  2. The kids must love many are cartoon characters. Heck, I liked them. A lot.

  3. They are huge and so beautiful, very nice festival to watch.

  4. Great work! Each worth a long look!

  5. I love these! Beautiful sculptures!

  6. Grandiosas e espetaculares esculturas
    Um ótimo domingo, William
    Um abraço

  7. @Tom: they are huge.

    @Lowell: kids do enjoy the park.

    @Marianne: it's a wonderful event.

    @Marie: they are indeed.

    @Nancy: yes they are.

    @Gracita: thanks!

  8. The Olympic theme for the snow sculptures is brilliant and so relevant. I'm always happy that I don't have to pick a favourite, it would be tres difficult 😀

  9. i am wondering about these snow features ... wonder if they are easier than sand or similar at all? way cool. i think they are must easier to see than the ice features. ( ;

  10. I like the gigantic size of these sculptures. I didn't notice lights on this years sculptures.

  11. Massive, cold, amazing work! Good for you for taking us on a tour!

  12. Again, you live in a wonderful city.
    Plus your photos are always fabulous. Sometimes I keep your winter photos small and just look at them as black and white abstracts
    with highlights of color. Especially your long shots of the canal skating. Perfect.

    cheers, parsnip

  13. Neat photos, the bobsled looks ready to go

  14. Are the snow sculptures still all in one piece? We've had some milder weather.

  15. Sehr schöne Skulpturen.


  16. Tremendous admiration for those who work in snow -- truly an ephemeral medium and their work is magnificent.

  17. These are all great. It's impossible to choose a favorite.

  18. I think I like snow sculptures even more than ice sculptures.


  19. @Grace: it's very hard indeed to pick favourites!

    @Beth: they're a lot more forgiving of mistakes to carve than ice.

    @Red: I imagine they're lit up at night, but I hadn't gotten over there in the evening. I'll have lit up ice sculptures in a few days.

    @Jennifer: it's a pleasure to do so.

    @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Maywyn: it does!

    @Marleen: they are!

    @Shammickite: I would imagine by now that the sculptures have been taken down in this park. The ice sculptures get dismantled once the festival is over. Liability issues and all that.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Jeanie: it certainly is.

    @Sharon: I have to agree!

    @Janis: they stand out so well.

  20. Amazing beautiful sculptures, I enjoy seeing them all. Thanks, William.

  21. I like these snow sculptures, William! I've never seen one but they look great in your pics!

  22. Magnificent snow sculptures! Great shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. Wow ... those are awesome snow sculptures.
    Is this a new prat of Winterlude? I don't remember this from previous editions ...

  24. The snow sculptures are great, but I do like the ice ones more.

  25. My computer will open only six of the photos, but from what I saw there must be great variety with the sculptures. Wish I could be there to see them as well as how they are created.

  26. These sculptures are very well done !

  27. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: they're well done each year.

    @Janey: they are big, bigger than the ice sculptures.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Jan: it's a relatively newer area. The park is a big area, and in previous years they've held this event in the west part of the park. They had something going on at the same time there that I missed out on, so they moved these activities out to the east section.

    @Mari: I like both.

    @Kate: it's fascinating to watch them in progress.

    @Karl: they are indeed.

    @Klara: definitely!