Excess and exercise
In Québec, sugar shacks are a must in the spring. The Outaouais is no exception. Pancakes, baked beans, potatoes, eggs, sausages... All that drenched in maple syrup before going outside to enjoy taffy poured on snow and rolled on a stick, while telling yourself you probably ate too much. Everybody loves it! How about taking the family to a nice snowshoe run to burn the extra calories, afterwards? The Outaouais has beautiful trails and the two activities will go together like pancakes and maple syrup!
Head to Domaine de l'Ange-Gardien for this annual maple products celebration that is an outing at the sugar shack. Apart from the traditional meal, you can enjoy a sleigh ride, tubing and many more familiy activities. After that, Domaine des 3 Roses promises a beautiful trek in nature that will reconcile you with your stomach. After your trek, head to Centre sportif de Gatineau for a refreshing swim that is sure to put you back on track!
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Points of interest
L'Ange-Gardien (Québec) J8L 0E9
You’ve discovered the best-kept secret in the Outaouais: the tubing hill at Domaine de l'Ange-Gardien, only 15 minutes from Gatineau! Our family hill is lighted and boasts a chair lift and eight different runs. Hours of fun await you at very reasonable prices. We also offer horse-drawn sleigh rides, walking trails and cafeteria and bar service. Groups are welcome!
Val-des-Monts (Québec) J8N 7V3
With family, friends or alone, put on your snowshoes and come enjoy the fresh air and see beautiful winter scenery. The Domaine des 3 Roses offers you groomed trails to enjoy the peacefulness of nature near Gatineau city. During your hike, a shelter is available. Bring your lunch.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3Y9
The Gatineau sports centre stands out by welcoming number of competitions from regional to international caliber including volleyball, gymnastics, water polo, synchronized swimming, swimming, diving and underwater hockey. Its advanced sports and recreational equipment are available to the general public and to Gatineau athletes training for excellence.