Winterlude in Jacques Cartier Park turns the place into a big playground. The snow sculptures in 2014 were of a sports theme, since it was a winter Olympics year.
Each year vast mounds of snow are built up in the park to create snow slides.
Along the sides of backs of these mounds, carvings are made into the snow.
Another carving here. These are big.
A walk down toward the river shoreline takes in the frozen Ottawa River. There's someone walking out there. Something I would never do. There's open water upstream from here, and the current is swift.
This second view looks towards the Alexandra Bridge and Parliament Hill.
And back into Ottawa on another day. Skaters were on the Rideau Canal where Patterson Creek feeds into the main body of the Canal. A portion of this area is cleared for skaters.
My last featured shot for Winterlude 2014 was this ice sculpture in Confederation Park.