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May 10-12, 2024

Join the Ottawa Bears for a premium bear run featuring tons of great activities and camaraderie at Bear Frolic!

New events added: an excursion to a wave pool and pizza party, live entertainment with Jeff Workman, speed dating and a whole lot more.

You will need to pre-purchase tickets for all activities you wish to attend, including all meals but if you buy a VIB (Very Important Bear) ticket you’ll have access to everything at a significant savings!

If you are a paid-up Ottawa Bears member, reach out to us for a $10 discount code.

The Holiday Inn, located a short walk from the St Laurent Shopping Centre, has a large ballroom that offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable dance event. It also offers free parking for all guests and visitors! A discounted rate is available to stay for the weekend. See below for details and to book a room.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other bears from near and far and to let loose on the dance floor.

Friday, May 10

Location: Host Hotel

Start your weekend off right by enjoying some cool drinks and hot conversation with fellow bears at the host hotel.

This is a great opportunity to meet other event attendees and network.

A cash bar will be available for all your beverage needs and yes, they will accept credit/debit cards!

* No ticket required for this event. Anyone can attend.

Location: Lone Star Texas GrillLone Star Logo

Meet up at Lone Star Texas Grill (1211 R. Lemieux St) for a Tex-Mex feast fit for a king!

Featuring a fajita station, queso and chips and tasty churros for dessert.

The cost will be $38 and includes taxes and tip. Beverages (other than water) can be purchased from your server.

This event is included if you purchased a VIB ticket.

Location: Host hotel

After the feast comes the show! Head back to the ballroom at the host hotel for some more entertainment featuring:

Jeff Workman

Jeff WorkmanComing all the way from Cincinnati, Jeff started out playing music at the age of 14 and has played in a variety of bands over the years. Jeff’s music is a combination of rock n roll, funk n blues with a splash of down home honesty n soul that is meant to pleasure your ears, make you think a little and fill your heart!

He currently plays lead guitar for Dirty Water Revival.

Read all about him and see some of his videos here. Jeff and his husbear are excited to join us.

Bag a Bear

Northern Lights Refuge LogoDuring the intermission, we will hold a bear auction where you get to bid on some truly hot men for a one-on-one coffee date together on us.

All profits from the auction will go to Northern Lights Refuge.

The cost to attend is $20.

This event is included if you purchase a VIB ticket.

Location: Club Ottawa Baths

Still wanting to party? Head over to Club Ottawa Baths (1069 Wellington St. West) for some late-night frisky fun.

Cost: Varies. Check with Club Ottawa for details.

Saturday, May 11

Location: Host hotel

Spend some quality time with other eligible singles and couples in timed, short conversations.

You might find that special someone(s) to spend quality time with.

* No ticket required to attend this event. Anyone can attend.

Location: Ciné Starz Theatre, St-Laurent Shopping Centre

Bear City 2Head on over to Ciné Stars Theatre in the St-Laurent Shopping Centre where we have reserved our very own viewing of Bear City 2. 1

Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger and Tyler to one of the most magical beach towns on earth in this romantic comedy for all. Kevin Smith, Lt. Dan Choi, Frank DiCaro, Mike Ruiz and Varla Jean Merman, lend their support to our lovable gang as they navigate through a foam party, ex-boyfriends and 6,000 sexy men. Meanwhile, Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) as father of the groom, learns a whole new meaning to the word “Daddy!” Bear City 2: The Proposal, is a romp full of fur, fun and family as the bears realize that marriage is much more than just the freedom to say “I do.”

Rumour has it that one of the movie extras will be attending Bear Frolic! See if you can spot him.

Cost is $15.

* This event is included if you purchase a VIB ticket.

1. Movie subject to change.

Did someone say wet fur??

Hop aboard our chartered shuttle bus service for a short trip to Splash Wave Pool (2040 Ogilvie Rd) for a fun pizza party followed by an enjoyable swim in the wave pool.

The facility also includes a water slide, lap pool and whirlpool. Check out this virtual tour to see what the pool facilities look like.

The cost is $35 and includes food and beverage including access to the wave pool. To attend you must purchase a ticket.

This event is included in the VIB package.

Note: Free lockers are available but you must bring your own padlock. Towels are not provided so you must bring your own.

This is it! The party you’ve been waiting for.

Spinning dance tunes to span the decades, DJ Dis Moi Oui will have you shakin’ your money maker until the cows come home!

  • 9pm: Great dance songs from the 70s
  • 10pm: Remember the 80s
  • 11pm: Dance tracks from the 90s through today

There will be a cash bar (that accepts credit/debit cards) for all your beverage needs and comfortable seating for all your intimate conversations.

Theme for the evening: Body positivity. Be your true self!

Fetish wear is permitted. No frontal nudity. Cover your bits in public hotel areas.


  • Before April 1: $30
  • After April 1: $35
  • At the door: $40

This event is included if you purchase a VIB ticket.

Sunday, May 12

Join us for a survivor’s brunch right in the host hotel.

Featuring an extensive array of mouth watering breakfast dishes, it’s guaranteed to fill you up and revive your spirits.

The cost will be $35 and includes tax and tip.

Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets at the door.

This event is included if you purchased a VIB ticket.

* Note: There will be photographers/videographers circulating during the dance party taking candid shots of attendees. Some of these photos/videos may be used in future promotional materials. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer or event volunteers.

* Refund Policy: All purchases except merchandise can be refunded 7 days in advance of the event minus a $5 credit
processing fee.


Welcome to the second amazing Bear Frolic that will be held over the May 10-12 weekend in Ottawa, Ontario.

We’ve heard your feedback and have made from adjustments which we believe you will appreciate.

Also, you must secure your own accommodations if you wish to stay at the host hotel. (see below)

When purchasing your tickets, be sure to specify the names of the attendees.

*note: Tickets purchased will be picked up when you check in at the event(s).


Holiday Inn Ottawa East FrontOur negotiated rate of $169 with the host hotel (the Holiday Inn Ottawa East, 1199 Joseph Cyr St) is truly affordable. So much so that you’ll want to book a room even if you live in Ottawa. That way you’ll be in the middle of all the action and won’t need a designated driver! Use the button below to book online.

The dance party will take place in the hotel’s ballroom along with many of the other activities that are planned.

*note: Hotel bookings made from the hotel’s website can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance by calling them directly at 613-744-1060.


We will have a limited supply of Bear Frolic branded merchandise available for purchase on-site.

Want to make sure to get yours? Pre-purchase it online and we’ll hold on to it until you check in.

  • Bear Frolic TShirt

    Black T-Shirt

    A black pre-shrunk cotton t-shirt with the Bear Frolic logo embroidered on the left chest. Perfect for showing off that you were there for the best bear dance party ever.
  • Bear Frolic Towel

    Black Hand Towel

    A black terry-cloth towel embroidered with the Bear Frolic logo. Great for wiping off the sweat you worked up dancing.