About Snowblower

Snowblower is Ottawa’s health and wellness festival for guys into guys. It is a fun, sexy, interactive, informative 6-day festival in February (4th-9th) that promotes wellness to the lives of gay, bi, trans, queer, two-spirit guys, and other guys who are into guys (GBTQ2+). Proudly celebrating men’s sexuality in a sex-positive and inclusive way, Snowblower is the brightest 6 days of winter!


Snowblower has been held annually since 2007. Since the beginnings of the festival the event and is celebrated as a major community event. The festival is proudly hosted by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa.

Snowblower began as a response to have more community events that cater to gay, bi, trans, and two-spirit guy’s holistic health and wellbeing during the winter months. Snowblower aims to deliver a diverse range of activities that allow men to share, explore and socialize.

This year, the festival is happening in March.

About the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, Organizers of the Snowblower Festival

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) provides support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated, anti-racism, anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic well-being of those living with, affected by, impacted by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa. The AIDS Committee of Ottawa has been serving the community since 1985.

Event Schedule


February 4

  • 5pm-7pm:
    Kiki Ballroom 101
    Ottawa Art Gallery
    (50 Mackenzie King Bridge)


February 5

  • 7pm-9pm:
    ChemSex: Vice Documentary Screening
    Impact Hub
    (123 Slater Street, 6th Floor)


February 6

  • 6pm-8pm:
    (251 Bank Street)
  • 11pm-2am:
    We Love to Hump with AIDS Committee of Ottawa
    Mercury Lounge
    (56 ByWard Market Square)


February 8

  • 7pm:
    On the Rocks: Pride Edition
    Ottawa Art Gallery
    (50 Mackenzie King Bridge)


February 9

  • 11am-3pm:
    Doors Open: Winter Edition
    AIDS Committee of Ottawa
    (19 Main Street)

Land Acknowledgement

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa acknowledges and honours that Snowblower 2019, and as well as previous Snowblower celebrations, are held on unceded Algonquin Territory.