• By: Kat Walcott

Ottawa PoutineFest promises good music, beer, and of course lots of poutine

ABOVE: PoutineFest is back and ready to serve up the best in traditional, exotic, and extreme, including kimchi poutine! (Photo: Ottawa Poutine Fest) 

After two long years, the beloved Ottawa PoutineFest is back on! Forced to be postponed two years in a row in light of the pandemic, the popular four-day food festival returns to the Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall this week.

The festival marks its 7th anniversary this year, and with the slogan “World of Poutine,” you know it’s bound to be just that–your one-stop spot for various poutines from simple, traditional curds and gravy to the more extreme like bacon-loaded poutine and butter chicken varieties.

This year’s fest promises to offer over 125 varieties of poutine, a craft beer garden, live music from local bands like Sister Disaster, a kids zone with fun activities, a “Best Poutine” competition, and much more for all to enjoy.

The festival runs Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st, and admission is free–just pay for what you eat!


Thursday, April 28: 11 am to 9 pm
Friday, April 29: 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday, April 30: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, May 1: 11 am to 6 pm

Check out the Ottawa PoutineFest website for the live music schedule and more info.

Photo: @the_bombay_girl_in_scicomm