Free Beavertails are the highlight of the Snow Festival. Photo: Emilie Azevedo/The Fulcrum

The Snow Festival is an annual University of Ottawa event showcasing Canada’s northern climate and our love for winter—or at least the love we’re supposed to feel living in a cold country.

This year on Tabaret Lawn, students had the chance to get decked out in plaid, go “fishing” in a fishing shack, enjoy a sugar shack lunch, try their hand at the Indigenous game of snakes and sticks, and, of course, get free Beavertails and hot chocolate.