Now that spring is finally on the horizon, many of us are already dreaming of long summer days by the lake, cold cocktails on the patio, and the warm sun beating down on our faces. However, before we officially say goodbye to winter, there’s a few little things to cross off our seasonal bucket list. If you haven’t seen one of these frozen waterfalls near Ottawa yet, they’re even more breathtaking than you’d imagine!\nWhile you might think that chasing waterfalls is only a summer activity, many of these local falls are actually just as spectacular during the winter months.\nThese Ottawa wonders transform from thriving and green, to icy and mystical, and they look like a scene straight out of Frozen!\nWhether you’re looking for a wintery hike, or simply want to add a little frosty magic to your Instagram game, these stunning waterfalls are just as awe-inspiring now as they are when it's warm outside\nAs incredible as these scenes can be, it is sometimes difficult to walk in the snow and slush, so always be extra careful when exploring during the winter.\nBefore you head to any frozen waterfall, check the local and most current safety precautions, and always tell somebody else where you’re going.\nBefore you bid a final farewell to the icy season, don’t forget to go out and give Ottawa’s frozen waterfalls a little bit of winter loving!\nHog's Back Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Hog's Back Road, Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Located where the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal split, these falls are pretty inspiring in every season. When they’re frozen and snow-covered though, they look extra magical.\nView this post on Instagram So much beauty right here in the city. 😍 This weekend I stopped by Hog's Back Falls near sunset. The water current moves quickly, creating some heat. This reacts with the cold air above it - creating not only these intricate ice sculptures along the rock walls, but also steam that the setting sun shines through. . . . . . #exlorecanada #paradisecanada #myottawa #igersottawa #ottawaphotographers #ottawatourism #narcityottawa #facesottawa #ottawaphoto #livelovecanada #ottawalife #ontariotourism #ottawa_instaphoto #ottawasworld #ottawa #enjoycanada #canadianphotography #tourcanada #canadasworld #outaouais #canada_photolovers #truenorthprimeshot #canadawonderful #imagesofcanada #sonyimages #moodygrams #nature_obsession #natureperfection #natureisart #naturelife A post shared by Jean-Benoit Lesage (@jblesage) on Dec 9, 2019 at 9:20am PST\nWebsite\nChutes de Plaisance\nPrice: From $6\nAddress: 100 Malo Rd., Plaisance, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: This short 2km hike will provide you with some truly awe-inspiring views, that are even better during the cold months! While you should check opening hours during the winter, this scenic walk is worth planning ahead for.\nView this post on Instagram Getting my barrell ready*. . . . #chutesdeplaisance #waterfall #quebec #canada #nature A post shared by Abbie crane (@abbie_designer_ygk) on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:35am PST\nWebsite\nMoulin Wakefield Mill\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 60 Chemin Mill, Wakefield, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: These falls, which flow directly from the Gatineau River, are located just beside the Moulin Wakefield Mill. While they're only small, the beautiful surroundings make this the most idyllic spot for a frosty date-day.\nView this post on Instagram Nature, Nurture and culture ... Relaxation and recreation take on a whole new meaning at the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate with a brisk walk along the Gatineau River or relax with your favourite book in one of our hot tubs overlooking this spectacular view. https://wakefieldmill.com/about-the-mill/ https://wakefieldmill.com/packages/ A post shared by Moulin Wakefield Mill (@wakefieldmill) on Jan 17, 2020 at 2:46pm PST\nWebsite\nWilson Carbide Mill\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Chelsea, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: The abandoned Carbide Wilson historical ruin has an impressive waterfall running past it, and it gets all the more mystical and mysterious in the winter.\nAccess is limited during the off-season, but according to Outdoor Ottawa it’s still possible to visit on cross-country skis.\nView this post on Instagram Winter adventures like this almost make up for it being so cold out! Anyone else have any favorite winter spots around Ottawa? Let me know! A post shared by Will Zylmans (@willzylmans) on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:56pm PST\nWebsite\nRideau Falls Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 50 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: The Rideau Falls becomes even more special when the river starts to freeze over. If you've seen the falls many times during the summer, why not explore it during the winter for a totally different experience?\nView this post on Instagram Rideau Falls persevering 🌊❄ . . . #rideau #rideaufalls #rideaucanal #ottawa #ottawagatineau #canada #winter #waterfall #view #sunset A post shared by Terrence J O'Brien (@terrencejobrien) on Jan 26, 2020 at 10:39pm PST\nWebsite\nChaudière Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Parc des Chutes de la Chaudiere, Levis, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: As one of Ottawa’s most remarkable natural landmarks, these falls only get better when the snow comes in. For a true winter wonderland experience, look no further!\nView this post on Instagram Chaudière River Falls Lévis, Quebec, Canada 2019 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #quebec #canada #canada🇨🇦 #chaudierefalls #falls #naturephotography #travelphotography #travelcanada #canadawinter #canada2019 #levisquebec #winterlover #snowfalls #quebecoriginal #levisquebec A post shared by Nancy (@nanheadshrinkers) on Dec 10, 2019 at 6:42pm PST\nWebsite\nChutes Coulonge\nPrice: From $8\nAddress: 100 Promenade Du-Parc-des-Chutes, Mansfield-et-Pontefract, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: These majestic falls look all the more wonderful when coated in a thick layer of snow. Where could be better for that one-of-a-kind wintery Instagram shot?\nView this post on Instagram It is a winter wonderland at the park! You should see it all lit up at night! We are open from 5 to 9 this Saturday and next Saturday! Le parc est une merveille hivernale! Nous sommes ouvert samedi de 17h à 21h! #festivaloflights #chutescoulonge #tourismeoutaouais #pontiactourism #pontiacnature #ottawavalley #comewander A post shared by Parc Chutes Coulonge Park (@chutescoulongepark) on Dec 20, 2019 at 1:13pm PST\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.